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Sketched April 15, 2015

Over spring break, a visit to the Reedy River waterfalls in downtown Greenville, S.C., reminded me of Seattle’s own urban waterfall smack in the heart of Pioneer Square.

Measuring 22 feet high and pumping 5,000 gallons of water per minute, the artificial cascade is the highlight of Waterfall Garden Park, a walled courtyard at Second Avenue South and South Main Street with a story just as interesting as its design. Built in 1978, it commemorates the birthplace of United Parcel Service, which started on this city block in 1907.

Downtown office workers on their lunch breaks, tourists posing for selfies and mothers pushing strollers were enjoying this city gem on a recent sunny afternoon. If you’d like to join them, the garden is open daily from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

See the sketch I did in Greenville on my Instagram account.