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Photography: ‘Someday, I Need to Stop’ (Palestine Lodge)

How many years had I driven by a building in SE Portland. Each and every time, I offered up the identical mental conversation:

” I need to photograph that front…Someday, I need to stop and photograph that building…Darn, I don’t have my camera…Geeze, I do have my camera, but I need to get to…………Ok, next time you have to stop!”

Finally, the other afternoon, I did stop. I took the photographs. I tried to be artsy and creative. Then I noticed it was a Free Masons structure. I decided to do some homework. I found it had been registered, in 2005, in the National Register of Historic Places. I found more in the document that was quite informative as to the history of the structure, the Masons occupying it, the architectural structure and design (Egyptian) terminology and more. This is one of the fascinating aspects of photography; history. It adds such depth to the image. Surely, some of you travel the world and gaze upon man’s designs from many centuries ago. This beautiful building, called the Palestine Building from 1925, added a nice dash of history for this procrastinating photographer.

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Photography: Stonework & The Brook

Steps to Brook SwittersBI came upon these stairs on either side of the babbling brook. They descended down to the waters edge, bordered by that stonework so typical for the Gorge (Columbia River) from long ago. I walked down the stairs wondering at their purpose beyond moving nearer to the water’s edge. I was afforded a view of the nearby foot bridge over the brook.

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