Friday, February 29, 2008
This is one good shot I got of the City of Portland downtown at sunset. The double decker Marquam Bridge is in the foreground. It appears to me that the buildings in the shot look rather squat and stretched out somehow. I think it may be a visual effect created by the rapid speed I was moving at the time I pressed the shutter.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I love how the moss has grown into the name impression. I tried several ways in PSE to accent it or bring it out with not much success. I opted instead to just accent it a little using the tile filter.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
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Friday, February 22, 2008
Weinhard bought an existing brewery on this site in 1864. His brewing business, doing extremely well, was producing 100,000 barrels of beer annually by 1890. He had this complex built in 1908 as he began expanding his trade into the Pacific Northwest, China, and the Philippines. You can read more about Weinhard's brewing history here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weinhard_Brewery_Complex
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
My daughter, Carolina, and I took an explore here when she was visiting a few weeks ago. We tiptoed through several of the 8 floors of crypts. It's not as spooky inside as I'd expected and is generally well lit, though chilly. It has many floor to ceiling windows looking out over Oaks Bottom, lots of statuary with fountains, faux skylights, some stained glass. Here's some info I found on Yelp* :
The Portland Memorial is a funeral home and mausoleum. And the
mausoleum is huge: 3.5 acres. It houses more than 58,000 bodies and has room for another 120,000.
The mausoleum was started in 1901, melds a variety of
architectural styles (Victorian, art deco, etc.) and contains floor after floor
and wing after wing of strange, spiraling architecture, Portland history (many
pioneer families are entombed here). It's a fine place to marvel at history, at
the variety of ways in which people choose to memorialize their lost loved ones, or just to chill-- literally. (posted by Christen M, Portland, OR)
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
The church was built in 1851 in Milwaukie, OR, a few miles south of here. However, when it fell into disuse and disrepair in the 1960s and was scheduled for demolition, SMILE bought it and had it barged to its current site. The neighborhood associaton restored it and rents it for weddings or funerals.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
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Sunday, February 10, 2008
Bridge statistics: Willamette River mile, 6.0; opened, June 13, 1931; cost, $3.9 million; center height to water, 205 feet; main span length, 1207 feet; pedestrians and bicycles allowed. (Statistics from The Portland Bridge Book ©1989, Sharon Wood, Oregon Historical Society Press.)
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Hawthorne Vertical Lift Drawbridge: Opened December 19, 1910; cost, $500,000; Willamette River mile 13.1; vertical lift 110 feet; center height to water, 53 feet; main span length, 244 feet; horizontal clearance, 230 feet; outside width, 63 feet (four traffic lanes and two 5-foot sidewalks); pedestrians and bicycles allowed. Bridge stats from The Portland Bridge Book, Sharon Wood, Oregon Historical Society Press, 1989.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
Here's a photo of a photographer whose work I admire. His name is Shawn St. Peter. He made our recent family pictures at our December reunion. Since I've been editing pictures from our family reunion in December, 2007, to put together a book I came across his photo among the family pics. I never would have been able to take this had I not had my P&S in my bag at the photo shoot.
This guy is a monster photographer! He did a great job with our family photos; check out his work at his website, linked above. I especially admire the work he does with musicians. It has a certain grunge quality that is very popular right now and which I enjoy.