Rocking Out to the Clock Tower in Spokane, Washington
Riverfront Park is an ideal summer picnic spot while visiting Spokane. Sit across the river from the carousel and watch the ducks vie for bread crumbs while munching on a muffin from one of the many local bakeries. If you stay long enough, the nearby clock tower will reward you with an hourly refrain. It may take you a moment to notice that the monastic bells are not chiming a classical tune or religious hymn, but are gently clanging the melody of one of several familiar classic rock songs. The recognition of “The Sound of Silence” holds a particular irony when amplified throughout the city.