Thursday, June 28, 2012

Beautiful Astoria

The Astoria bridge
We had a great time being total tourists on our first day at the Oregon coast.  We spent the day touring various educational places in Astoria, like the Maritime Museum, riding the trolley, climbing the Astoria Column, visiting the Flavel House and touring the Film Museum.

Old pilings on the Astoria waterfront
Side of the Lightship, a ship that was used by the coast guard as a lighthouse

It got very wet and cold.  Maia used my coat.

Inside the Maritime museum.  This was the diving suit for the men who located snags (drifted logs) underwater in the mouth of the river so that they could be hauled out, preventing boating accidents.

This is levi, wearing blackout glasses and ovenmitts, simulating the difficult circumstances the snag divers had to deal with while working.  He is trying to tie a knot.  He never could do it.

how can you see this scene and not take a picture?

There's something in my line of sight!

COOLEST peeling old paint ever on the ancient railroad cars we were passing in the trolley.  Total background material for some sort of awesome photo shoot for a high schoolers' portraits.

The sign at the end says that spitting in this car is unlawful and punishable by a fine--City Health Officer.

enjoying the view out of the trolley

The Astoria column tells the history of  the area in words and pictures
my silly goose
the view up the spiral steps inside the column.  They are 8-10 inches from the wall, which was a little unnerving to me

The view straight down from the top of the column

the mouth of the Columbia

inside the column
Mirror mirror in the Flavel house.  This house belonged to Captain George Flavel, a river bar pilot.  It was built as his retirement home in the 1880s.
I want to go to tea with them

bathroom tub!

garden outside

fake scream


  1. Wow Angie. Another great post full of beautiful pictures. I think my favorite is the one from the top of the column. The quilter in me sees the tiles of the square as little square blocks. I love the textures you were able to get too.

  2. Lovely, Angie. The way you capture light in your photos! I love that! All the pictures were great, but my very favorite was of you and Maia looking in the mirror.


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