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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!

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!

10 comments:

diane said...

An interesting shot and an interesting story. The crates look like they are waiting for the work to start.

Hootin' Anni said...

....and the red really stands out in the photo...great composition.

My R T is posted, if you'd like to stop by sometime today. Have a great Tuesday.

~Just me again~ said...

Thats a great caption! Happy RT!

Marie Reed said...

Patriotic fish crates! What a nice splash of color!

luna miranda said...

a great catch for RT. love the brick wall, too.

amanda said...

Those red crates really stand out against the blue white and grays!
hope everything is going good!

Linnea W said...

Very artistic! Yes, that aging wall is cool and the plastic bins definitely add something...

Jacob said...

I like the red against the more muted colors. There's a certain angst with unused containers like these as if somehow they missed their calling. I'm glad that soon they'll be back in service.

Must be an exciting time in Astoria!

Very interesting and creative photo!

Jim said...

Yes, Sheryl, this is a really neat picture of mundane objects. For us it is the reds and your story that make it a lot more appealing. (I like it.)
Astoria and surroundings have the best fish! My Grandmother Corkill used to fry some of the best for us. She lived over in Warrenton.
Happy RT,
..

cieldequimper said...

This looks familiar though over here, they are a bit smaller (as everything seems to be!)

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