The Not Quite Adventures of a Professional Archaeologist and Aspiring Curmudgeon

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Portland, Oregon Photos

Okay, this is the last of the travel photo blog posts for a while, I promise.

Late last year, Kay and I took a trip to Portland. Below are some of the photos I took while there, but I am trying to avoid posting simple travel photos, I actually tried ot take some that had aesthetic merit beyond simply being images from my trip.

So, for starters - Kay looks away from me while in a coffee shop:

Laura does her best to look either dour or very bored while in the same coffee shop:

Okay, so this one isn't particularly aesthetically pleasing:

...but there is a good story behind it. Kay and I went on a "haunted Portland" walking tour (Kay's idea, even though I'm the one who enjoys the ghost stories - she's a damn fien travel companion, I must say), and were led into the basement of one of the buildings downtown. The tour guide insists that the basement is haunted by the spirit of a dead prostitute, and handed us EMF meters and gave us a line that....well, really, that need sto be its own blog entry. Anyway, the scrabble pieces are sitting in a bowl because, the tour guide insisted, the ghost of "Nina" (pronounce Ny-na), the aforementioned dead prostitute, used them to comunicate with the living.

Kay in a mock-up of one of the Mercury Space Capsules - apparently she can retaliate with photos of me trying to fit my bulky mass into the same things, so perhaps I shouldn't have posted this...

In the middle of this huge march, this woman sat in an "island" of calm to tend to a child. I don't know why, but I really like this photo:

I just thought that the scaffolding on the building made for an interestingly symmetrical image:

Looking up at the sky from within the courtyard of an old brick building:

And lastly...Kay and Laura walking away from me pretending as if they do not know me...probably a wise move on their part, really.


Evan Davis said...

Let me know next time you're up here. We'll hang out or something.

Anthroslug said...

The timing on this trip was funny - you let me know that you were moving there the week after I returned from Portland. Kay and I thought that it was rather amusing.

At any rate, of course I'll tell you the next time I go up that way. I'll meet up with you, and introduce you to a couple of other friends I have in that area.