Walk For Miles - Part 3

Castle Church - SW 12th and Clay Street
Apartment Stripes - SW 12th and Market Street
Tree Fail - SW 11th and Market Street
Stargate Leak? - SW 11th and Clay Street
Another Castle Church - South Park Blocks
Christian Science Church - South Park Blocks
Art Emergency! - SW10th and Jefferson Street
Do You Have a Flag? - from SW Columbia Street
Storefront Scrabble Win! - SW 11th and Jefferson Street
Industrial Chic - SW11th and Jefferson Street
Castle Church with Parking Lot - SW 12th and Main Street


Walk For Miles - Part 2

There are a few themes threaded through our walk today, but that will become self-evident. A good thing about winter is that the naked trees allow better views of the architecture. There is probably nothing worse than a beautiful building which hides behind an Oak Mustache.
The Classy Strip (Starbucks Number One) - W Burnside and SW Vista Avenue

Ye Olde Painted Wall - NW 23rd and Westover Road

Junk Duck! (Metal Animal One) - NW Westover Road

The Brick Corner (Starbucks Number Two) - NW 23rd and Hoyt Street

Scrap Chicken! (Metal Animal Two) - NW 23rd and Hoyt Street

Mother Ham (Metal Animal Three) - NW 23rd and Lovejoy Street

The Hipster (Starbucks Number Three) - NW 23rd and Overton Street

Bleeding Heart - NW Overton Street

Every Bus Stop Needs a Starbucks (Number Four!) - NW 21st and Lovejoy Street

There Was a Sale On Safety Yellow Last Week - NW 21st and Johnson Street


Walk For Miles - Part 1

Miles falls asleep during his first architectural photo walk.
I finally figured out how to kill many birds with one stone. Since shortly before my son was born and now especially after, I don't have time to do much of anything that doesn't involve diapers and spit up. Miles has become the center of the universe, but that just means he's always handy for fish-eye photographs. I haven't been able to write, take architectural photos, or wander the city like I used to. The center of the universe gets pretty boring.

About once a week I take Miles for a walk in the front loader for an hour or two to give Sarah a break from his little milk-seeking lips and razor sharp finger talons. We bring along the camera and we're good to go! Sarah can bake cookies or sleep and Miles will learn a little about architectural photo walks. This is the first part of hopefully many such walks through the city with Miles. I decide what to photograph and he decides when we go home.

Now to throw the first stone.

Winter Windows - SW Ninth and Washington Street
Footprint - W Burnside and Tenth Avenue
Powell's Books - W Burnside and Tenth Avenue
Noodles, Where? - NW Tenth and Couch Street

Coffee Break - NW Eighteenth and Glisan Street

Trader Joe's Cheese Aisle - NW Glisan and Twenty-first Avenue

Super Glass Box Extravaganza! - NW Glisan and Twenty-third Avenue