Category Archives: architecture

~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #45: Street Art ~

As the centennial anniversary of Washington State approached, the industries that had supported the Long Beach peninsula – timber and fishing – were declining. In 1985 Ilwaco Port Director, Bob Peterson spearheaded an effort to “paint larger-than-life murals on the … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #40: Something Different ~

This week Tina challenges us to show something “out of the norm…something we wouldn’t normally expect from you.” Since most of my posts feature nature, this time my subject is man-made metal objects. Before Creighton and I bought the condo … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #37: History ~

The mouth of the Columbia River, as it flows into the Pacific Ocean, has been claimed to be discovered ‘for the first time’ by many explorers. Jello walked me around  – her nose to the ground – my camera in … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #35: Architecture ~Three Peninsula Churches ~

Along with some schools and forts, pioneer churches are among the wooden structures that have been preserved in the Pacific Northwest. For Amy’s Lens-Artist challenge this week I’m featuring three church structures that extend along a 28 mile (45 km) … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #25: Reflections I ~

*”Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788-1827), was a French Civil engineer and physicist whose research in optics led to the almost unanimous acceptance of the wave theory of light…he is perhaps better known for inventing the reflective/refractive Fresnel lens…  …and for pioneering the … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Challenge #20 – Open Sesame: Doors and Doorways ~

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” Joseph Campbell It comes as no surprise that I have very few photos of doors in my archives!  However, I do have a few … Continue reading

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~ View From Inside North Head Lighthouse ~

In the many years I’ve enjoyed seeing this lighthouse from the outside, yesterday, for the first time I was on the inside. Now open for visitors, the structure is being restored to it’s original condition. After entering at ground level, … Continue reading

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