Regular readers of my posts know that many of my images are from Fort Worden State Park here in Port Townsend, WA. The oldest building in the park is Alexander’s Castle. It was built as a private residence (by a British citizen named Alexander) in 1883 … and construction of the Fort didn’t start until 1897.
I was waiting for a service representative in a warehouse store recently when I looked up and noticed the open network of pipes and other parts of the infrastructure. I thought it was an interesting pattern and worth a photo … a lot more than a photo of the service desk.
By the way, I was waiting to be fitted for hearing aids. I don’t have a lot of loss … mostly a reduction in high frequency sounds typical of folks my age. The first thing I really noticed a difference in after getting them was in hearing a lot more birdsong … well worth the extra money and minor hassle. So, I encourage you all to have your hearing checked regularly. You may not realize what you’re missing.
Just a Little Bit Crooked
When I took this image into the Lightroom Development Module and was cropping, I REALLY struggled trying to square it up. But when I stepped back a moment, I realized that there just wasn’t anything I could adjust to make everything square. It reflects the old building just the way it was … crooked stairs and all. Sometimes reality just isn’t squared up. This was shot with a Nikon F6 on Kodak Tri-X … so black and white film … so the grain in the image reflects the film grain.
These were taken in the historic Hastings building in downtown Port Townsend. The building is not open to the public (except for shops on the ground floor) and its future is uncertain at this time. Hopefully, it will be renovated and the wonderful woodwork restored. In the meantime, some of the mess is visually interesting.
Door: City Hall
One of the doorways of the building that houses City Hall in Port Townsend, WA.
(not one of the normal public entrances)