Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 17 August 2009 in Architecture.

The Clocktower on Havermale Island was originally part of the Great Northern Railroad Depot.
The depot was an impressive brick building 3 stories tall, with the monumental Clocktower standing in at 155 feet. During 1972 and 1973, long after the "glory days" of train travel, the Great Northern Railroad Depot was demolished as Spokane made preparations for Expo' 74. The Clocktower was able to be preserved and serves as a reminder of Spokane's railroad history.

Scott from San Antonio, United States

An outstanding landmark. It is so sad that the depots are demolished to make room for something else. This is a lovely setting though!

17 Aug 2009 5:24am

retoque fotografico from Spain

A perfect composition in this photo.

17 Aug 2009 2:23pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super framing here ! Love these type of clocktowers since I hate wearing my watch :))

17 Aug 2009 2:59pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

i like the framing with the flowers and bridge making a zigzag line in the foreground

17 Aug 2009 3:14pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Really a beautiful composition

17 Aug 2009 3:33pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific capture. Beautiful scene.

17 Aug 2009 3:41pm

alireza from tehran, Iran

nicely composed.

17 Aug 2009 4:04pm

Luke Wiley from Spokane, United States

It's amazing to me to imagine the clock tower any other way.

17 Aug 2009 4:06pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Very beautiful shot with great framing and color. Nice postcard shot;)

17 Aug 2009 5:34pm

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Beautiful composition

17 Aug 2009 7:01pm

beanow from Warsaw, Poland

Perfect composition Don - as always... :)

17 Aug 2009 7:10pm

Rosso from Luserna s.Giovanni (To), Italy

Beautiful shot I like very much the flowers in the foreground excellent capture

17 Aug 2009 8:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is a beautiful monument to days gone by. I hope we see a revival of train travel with high speed rail. My dream.

17 Aug 2009 10:02pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

A great job framing and composing this shot Don. Lovely details in the tower and captivating verticals. Beautiful flowers in the foreground with amazing variety of colors. Stunning work!

18 Aug 2009 1:23am

One from Açores, Portugal

A very beautiful composition, I really like the flowers in the foreground, well done !

18 Aug 2009 1:27am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

A royal landmark. Justly captured and presented.

18 Aug 2009 2:46am

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

Lovely place!

18 Aug 2009 6:50am

grant from kansas city, United States

great - it looks like an old hand tinted postcard.

23 Aug 2009 3:59am