My roommate and I took all three of our dogs out to the giant dog park out in Troutdale, OR.
This building, once owned by the Gas and Coke Gas Company was abandoned in 1957 and is a designated Superfund site. There is a security guard onsite at all times. Access to the interior is nearly impossible to come by for the general public, but this photographer was lucky enough to have the security guard give him a tour. The building in located on HWY 30 just outside of Portland on the way to Sauvie Island. I’ve always wondered what it looks like inside.
Some more neat photos in the Abandoned Oregon Flickr group
This is the kitchen spider that has been a tenant since February. He curled up in a ball, and left his web in tatters for the last month or so. I thought he was a goner, but apparently he was just molting (or doing something equally as sinister) because he was back for business today.
Also pretty cringeworthy is the state of the aquarium. There haven’t been fish in it for months. It’s an experiment now.
And in contrast, I liked the way that the peonies looked next to the candles.
Marbles retrieved from various excavations in the yard.
A new iris bloomed. It is almost as tall as I am. It’s a Dutch Iris. So glad my roommate is an old-timey Iris collector/connoisseur.
They look so gorgeous juxtaposed with the voilet-colored mini roses that are starting to bloom. This photo does not really do it justice.
The general garden situation.
I’ve been going out to the Columbia River Gorge to hike on a regular basis recently. The first time I went this year, there were only a few wildflowers, but now there are tons of really interesting wildflowers. I’ve also seen a bald eagle, a bunny, a mole-type rodent, weird ground squirrels, and a cool snail.
I regret that I don’t remember who took these photos, or where I got them from. If I figure it out, I’ll post an upsdate.