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UnFrSaKn
12-24-2014, 10:53 AM
I visited Oregon back in May 2014 and only just now got around to completely edit and upload all the photos. The videos have been up since May on my YouTube. I always had folks on here and back home in mind when I took photos and video. I tried my best to capture what I was seeing for the first time and bring it back with me. I was in awe of pretty much everything I saw, either in Astoria and Portland. I don't see Portland as ever being "jealous" of anything we have or ever get and they will always be a class or two ahead of us. I'll post what I have and let everyone discuss what they see.

What are things you like that Portland has and want to see it here?

Flickr Collection
https://www.flickr.com/photos/williamhider/collections/72157649499905567/

There are other albums here, like the aerial photos from the flight and Astoria but all would be interesting. Astoria is beautiful in its own way.

Oregon Vacation - Portland (May 7-9 2014) - 340 photos
https://www.flickr.com/photos/williamhider/sets/72157647588757393/

Oregon Vacation - Portland Japanese Gardens (May 9 2014) - 218 photos
https://www.flickr.com/photos/williamhider/sets/72157649506280008/

I have been to Denver plenty of times and was there a couple of years ago. Also Wichita last year. I will create threads for those also. Each city has many things we are very much lacking here, even in Wichita.

UnFrSaKn
12-24-2014, 10:55 AM
I'll post the videos also. I can only post one at a time however.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fPvOEeTt2U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fPvOEeTt2U

UnFrSaKn
12-24-2014, 10:55 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_gcQvAkmhM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_gcQvAkmhM

UnFrSaKn
12-24-2014, 10:56 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7bWrK4nGEo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7bWrK4nGEo

UnFrSaKn
12-24-2014, 10:56 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1M2MOkPzlY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1M2MOkPzlY

UnFrSaKn
12-24-2014, 10:57 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peH9HHt2zDY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peH9HHt2zDY

UnFrSaKn
12-24-2014, 10:57 AM
These next two are specific to this thread, in downtown Portland and their street car


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4akDeIqHIxo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4akDeIqHIxo

UnFrSaKn
12-24-2014, 10:57 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR8sz52HR9w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR8sz52HR9w

UnFrSaKn
12-24-2014, 11:06 AM
Some of my favorite photos to symbolize Portland are these:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7526/15476033433_c813aa1df5_b.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7577/15909954807_aab3717646_b.jpg

I didn't know it until yesterday, but the building on the right is Portland's oldest brick commercial building. It will be restored to it's original appearance.

Portland's oldest brick commercial building will get a makeover that will bring back its original appearance | OregonLive.com (http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/01/portlands_oldest_brick_commerc.html)

This is many things I loved about Portland in one photo. 1850's buildings next to newer buildings and highrises. Oklahoma City has lost much of this architectural diversity. That's what preservationists want. It's very simple.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7531/15909955907_aaec69a4ac_b.jpg

Here is the same building partially obscured by a tree. It's next door neighbor is also a beautiful Victorian building, likely as old or older than anything in Guthrie.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7481/16069924616_ddbddfea47_b.jpg
Closer view. I actually went up and touched it as I walked by. I've looked at these enough times in black and white books and it was nice to touch something physical and see it with my own eyes.

StreetView (https://www.google.com/maps/@45.5200971,-122.6711863,3a,75y,335.05h,82.12t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sD6rBq77NadEln9DN29ceYQ!2e0)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9322497/Photos/hallock2jpg-16cd5ca69df76453.jpg
Here are the same two buildings in the flood of 1894

Pete
12-24-2014, 11:19 AM
Wow!

Thanks Will!

I know it's a ton of work to get this all together. Thanks for sharing.

Plutonic Panda
12-24-2014, 12:14 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR8sz52HR9w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR8sz52HR9wThose one way streets sure are a detriment to walkability.

UnFrSaKn
12-24-2014, 03:10 PM
Forgot to edit, render, and upload the Japanese Gardens video


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbIh7VTO8ko
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbIh7VTO8ko

Urbanized
12-24-2014, 09:07 PM
Funny, I took almost exactly the same trip twice in the late 90s. Many of the same destinations. I need to go back soon.