~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #75 : Nostalgic ~

It is now three years that Creighton and I have owned our Condominium at The Breakers in Long Beach, Washington. We truly love our long stays here from mid September, thru mid June. The peninsula has a rich history, including that of the native Chinook peoples thru the Lewis & Clark expedition (1805), to the claim of formal possession by the United States in 1818, and the subsequent settlement of this remote area.

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“In 1858, Isaac Clark was appointed postmaster and operated the post office from his general store. Eventually the post office was transferred to the Oysterville Store where it remains today.”*

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Old weathered signs and aging yet well-kept wooden buildings, awaken a sense of nostalgia in me. In these three short years, the unique structure in the photo below has disappeared to progress. Though I understand why, I still feel a sadness at the loss of such character.

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The Nahcotta Post Office still occupies the building below, however Bailey’s Cafe and Bakery has closed.

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Creighton and I enjoyed having brunch here often, and their bread was delicious. Losing it is like another friend has moved away, and I feel that sentimental tug for what once was.

 

  • The Long Beach Peninsula; Donella J. Lucero and Nancy L. Hobbs (2004).

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3 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #75 : Nostalgic ~

  1. Tina Schell says:

    So sad when beloved spots go under or away. BTW my husband’s name is Bailey 😊

  2. JohnRH says:

    Great old buildings. Love that shingles perspective.

  3. pattimoed says:

    I’m so sorry you lost a place that was special. I hate when that happens, but I hope another place opens soon.

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