Passageway | Spokane, WA | September 2019

Certain places today have the feel of timeworn whereabouts — as if they belonged to the distant past. Step into a quiet plaza, under a shaded portico or through a rustic passageway, and you can sometimes sense a shift in the solidity of the real, a difference in what is. It’s in the play of light, the flow of air, the smell of warming stone. What’s here has changed from what’s there. These wrinkles never occur at fake historical sites, such as theme towns or living history museums. Instead, they shimmer in unexpected quarters — around the next corner, through the next door.