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.