Are you relocating to Salem Oregon for one of the state jobs?
One of the advantages of being the state capital is the mall. In the spring when the cherry trees are in full bloom, photographers flock down to the Capitol Mall to take their photos before the blossoms go away. While the Capitol itself is fairly minimalist in it’s architecture, they did a really nice job with the mall.
The Capitol Mall is a wonderfully designed area that is truly beautiful. Cherry trees line paved walkways that lead to small alcoves of benches. Perfect for a picnic lunch, the Capitol Mall is a soothing experience.
In the summer, you will often see young children cooling off in the fountain. There are also diamonds embedded in the walkways that share a little bit of the history of Oregon as well as some trivia. You can learn the state bird and other various things about the State of Oregon. I always find it fascinating to spend time here.
The mall is also home to the war memorials, which are all unique in their own way.
This beautiful area is one of many offered by the city of Salem.
And don’t be scared off by the rumors…it really doesn’t rain here every day of the year.
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