Monday, May 24, 2010

Cascade Train from Portland to Seattle

Maybe it's because I am the daughter of a model railroad enthusiast, but I really love train journeys. Last Sunday we caught the Amtrak Cascades route from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington. The route journeys along the Puget Sound, with stunning mountains in the background. It also passes some small towns, tall pines and pretty streams along the three and a half hour journey. Here's some pictures from the ride, including the very awesome paintings in Union Station, Portland.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Alberta Art Hop

We went to the Alberta Art Hop in Portland last Saturday to see some local art and craft and music. We were really lucky to have a very sunny warm day, perfect for walking around outside! Here's a few pictures from our day out.

 Green apple ice cream, in a yankees hat bowl

 Not where we ate... but how intriguing

 Mexican soda, so good

Three types of tacos!

Gnome Church, from the Rock Camp for Girls

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

St Johns, Portland

We're in Portland now! We've been here since Tuesday, and we just love it.

On Saturday we went to St Johns in North Portland to the St Johns Bizarre street festival. Our housemate Lisa was playing with her band Explode Into Colours. They were awesome! (That's Lisa playing drums on the left below).


We also went for a walk around the beautiful St Johns Bridge and the surrounding streets. 





 Ooh and I met Jill Bliss at her market stall and bought a really beautiful owl picture!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Photo walking around Princes Hill

This is embarrassing to admit, but I recently walked around Princes Hill and Carlton North taking photos with my Canon Demi only to realise at the end of the roll that there was NO ROLL. Empty camera. This from someone with a degree in photography is pretty ridiculous.

But the experience of walking around at dusk and taking photos was the main event itself, so I wasn't really that bothered in the end. However a week later Kristen and I went for a walk around the same area and I had my DSLR this time, guaranteeing that images were actually recorded.

Here are a few, and there are more on my Flickr.