This is back to digital imaging and shows “rush hour” on Water Street in downtown Port Townsend. It is busy in the summertime and on weekends the rest of the year … but gets really quiet during the week.
I like it that way.
In the distance, you can see the sun setting behind the Northeast corner of the Olympic Mountains.
The Haller Fountain in Port Townsend was donated to the town of Port Townsend by Theodore N. Haller. It had first been displayed at the Chicago Exhibition of 1893. Locally known as the Galatea Fountain (after the sea nymph represented).
As a side note: Haller Lake is a small lake (15 acres, 36 feet maximum depth) in the north end of Seattle, not too far from where I grew up. For a number of years, I attended Haller Lake Methodist Church and had the opportunity to occasionally swim in the lake. It was named after Theodore developed lake front plots in 1905. It wasn’t until I was researching this image that I discovered the connection.
I was out walking in a neighborhood that is deeply multicultural. So, I have no idea why this dragon (?) was hung … part of some festival or celebration, I suppose. But when I looked up, it had taken a bite out of the moon and was going back for more.