Port Townsend was one of the earliest towns established in Washington State. While not a large town even now, it has a lot of interesting architecture that makes photography a pleasant diversion.
This structure was built in the late 1800’s, when there wasn’t a requirement for how steep a stairway could be. This thing would be tough to manage with an armload of groceries, for sure. Hopefully, it is only used as an emergency exit.
It also provides for an interesting view out the window.
The vacant Hastings Building has an empty feeling. One can image that at night the halls are visited by ghosts of the past. But in the mid-day sun, they just look empty.
These are from a recent visit to the interior of a vacant (awaiting restoration) building in downtown Port Townsend, Washington. The Hastings Building was built in 1889. The ground floor is still used for a shop or two. Some rooms are in better shape than others… but all have a lot of interesting details in the metal work and wood work.
During a recent visit to British Columbia to visit friends, I took several photos of various buildings. I don’t usually take architectural photos … instead shooting nature, but I liked the way this series showed the variations experienced on my trip.
- Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R
- Lens: Fujinon 63mm