My First Photographs Home

Shot on 35mm Film, Scanned Digitally


My family never had the opportunity to visit Gonzaga and I really wanted them to get to know the city that I would be living in. These are the very first photos I took my freshman year to show my relatives the beauty of Gonzaga University and it's surrounding community.

Included are the inscriptions I wrote behind the photographs. 

I'm going to show you around the city I am going to call home in a series of 12 photographs. Spokane is quite a lovely city. It has a population of about 210,721 and is the second largest city in the state of Washington. It has quite an interesting culture that I can't yet put a finger on. [1/12]

I'm going to show you around the city I am going to call home in a series of 12 photographs. Spokane is quite a lovely city. It has a population of about 210,721 and is the second largest city in the state of Washington. It has quite an interesting culture that I can't yet put a finger on. [1/12]

This is the Spokane River. It runs east and west through the city and is only a short walk from the university. I think it's going to be my relaxation spot. [2/12]

This is the Spokane River. It runs east and west through the city and is only a short walk from the university. I think it's going to be my relaxation spot. [2/12]

The clock tower, built in 1902, adds a nice touch to downtown. [3/12]

The clock tower, built in 1902, adds a nice touch to downtown. [3/12]

The city has an antique brick architecture. It reminds me of a city in the 1900's. [4/12]

The city has an antique brick architecture. It reminds me of a city in the 1900's. [4/12]

This is College Hall. It was built in 1898 and it is the university's oldest hall.  It is home to several administrative offices as well as classrooms.  There is nothing worse than having a class on the fourth floor. [5/12]

This is College Hall. It was built in 1898 and it is the university's oldest hall.  It is home to several administrative offices as well as classrooms.  There is nothing worse than having a class on the fourth floor. [5/12]

The campus has a lot of green space. It is really nice to hangout here on a warm day. [6/12]

The campus has a lot of green space. It is really nice to hangout here on a warm day. [6/12]

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The Grotto [8/12]

The Grotto [8/12]

This is Welch. It is the all girls residence hall. I really love the architecture. Looks just like Jesuit High school did back home. [9/12]

This is Welch. It is the all girls residence hall. I really love the architecture. Looks just like Jesuit High school did back home. [9/12]

This is the Paccar Herak Quad. (Paccar on the left, Herak on the right) This is essentially where I will be living because I am an engineer. [10/12]

This is the Paccar Herak Quad. (Paccar on the left, Herak on the right) This is essentially where I will be living because I am an engineer. [10/12]

The soccer pitch has a great view of campus and is only a 5 minute walk from Coughlin. I already know I'll be sitting out here doing homework and watching the game.  [11/12]

The soccer pitch has a great view of campus and is only a 5 minute walk from Coughlin. I already know I'll be sitting out here doing homework and watching the game.  [11/12]

This is it. This is the place I call home. This is my room that I share with my roommate Tony. I'm sure you can guess which side is mine. I'm sad that you couldn't come see the university for yourself, but I hope these photographs help to capture the beauty of the city I'll be living in. [12/12]

This is it. This is the place I call home. This is my room that I share with my roommate Tony. I'm sure you can guess which side is mine. I'm sad that you couldn't come see the university for yourself, but I hope these photographs help to capture the beauty of the city I'll be living in. [12/12]