Since we've just celebrated the Fourth of July, I'm noticing the patriotic colors - with a difference. I like this permutation of red, white, and blue. Happy Ruby Tuesday, everyone!
Monday, July 6, 2009
Ready for fish
These plastic totes were sitting alongside the old warehouse at Third Street on the waterfront near the River Walk. I couldn't resist the bright red, and I love the way the bins look next to the picturesque, aging wall. This is a very small warehouse compared to the newer ones. The building itself is one of Astoria's historic gems, and deserves its own photo. Built in 1892, it first served as a repository for materials used in the making of tin cans for salmon. I'll see what I can do about getting a nice photo of the front of the building. Meanwhile, the totes sit waiting for the commercial fishing season that's just around the corner. The other day I began seeing the fish companies gearing up. Machines that had been quiet all winter and spring were humming, ice was pouring out of flexible tubes, water was draining out of pipes, forklifts were moving pallets, and at least a half dozen large semis were parked in places along the waterfront that have been empty for months. The season will make for some interesting pictures, I hope!