Morning walk around downtown Vancouver, WA

Well I’ve been very negligent in posting here for a long time. I must get back on the horse and start posting again. So here goes, I took another morning walk, this time around Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and downtown Vancouver, WA.

It started off as a foggy day at home so I decided to head down to the Columbia River to get some bridge photos of the Interstate 5 link between Portland and Vancouver. Guess I didn’t get up early enough as when I got down there and walked to the bridge the fog had lifted. Still an overcast day I decided to capture some photos of the bridge and continue my walk into downtown and find some interesting buildings to shoot.

Upon finishing in downtown I walked back to Fort Vancouver NHS and took some photos of the flowering trees that are prevalent right now here in the Pacific Northwest.

Heading home I opened the photos in Lightroom and started playing with filters and presets. Here are the results. Hope you enjoy.

Bridge at Columbia River


The Academy was established in 1856 to meet the spiritual, social, educational and healthcare needs of this frontier region starting in a small wooden cabin near Old Fort Vancouver (Vancouver Stockade). This campus moved to it’s current location and dedicated in 1873. This site has served as a school, orphanage, religious headquarters and is still in use today as a multi-use commercial center and City landmark.

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The Academy

Trees at Fort Vancouver NHS


In the last post my grandson and I visited The Orange Empire Railroad Museum (LINK) while a Steampunk special event was going on. It was wonderful seeing this sub-culture and experiencing the fun and positive attitude of all the people there.

So what is Steampunk? 1987 marked the first known use of the term “steampunk”.

Steampunk perhaps most recognizably features include futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them. Its basis in reinterpreting the era’s perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art.  Such technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, or of the modern authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld, Stephen Hunt, and China Miéville.  Steampunk can contain alternative-history-style presentations of such technology.

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