Sunday I arrived early for a showing of From Up on Poppy Hill at the Arthouse Cinema 502. It was a glorious spring day, so I wandered up and down 25th Street (Two-Bit Street for the historically inclined) to kill a little time. I've been reading a book about Two-Bit Street, a fascinating history of a seedy part of town, birthed by junction of the Transcontinental Railroad. Local lore has it that gangster Al Capone declared the place too wild for his tastes.
The place is much different today - a street of eclectic shops museums, restaurants, and more. I was struck by how pretty it is. I don't miss living in Ogden, but I must admit it's a pretty cool city.
1. USA Today