I agree that a parking lot on the old Safeway lot would only interfere with the renaissance "feel" of Astoria. ("Don't forget parking," The Daily Astorian, Sept. 2) I think of a Town Square with a large picturesque tree and Victorian gardens with park benches and fountains and bird baths. And to top that off, a horse-drawn carriage on a cobblestone path. Perhaps an amphitheater for "our" community events.
I would rather walk than park, as I don't have a horse or a Model T - and that's how it used to be! I can imagine a day of "renaissance" with long gowns and feathered hats, tails and top hats - can you imagine?
Who says Astoria can't create a window back in time? Now if that isn't a tourist attraction, please, tell me what is!