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Monday, January 11, 2010

A park on a hill

Park at Franklin and 8th Streets I took this photo from the corner of 7th Street and Franklin Avenue on the same misty day (January 5th) and from almost the same location as the photo of "Ships on cotton." The park fills the block between 7th and 8th Streets, and you can see a piece of 8th Street just in front of the blue house. Eighth is probably the steepest street in town, and it's one of my favorites. It's old, narrow, and it has a lot of character. It's also fun to drive on, although you have to be very careful at the blind intersections. See how steep the street is here? Then look at "Ships on cotton" again. Eighth street drops from that vantage point to river-level in only two blocks, and most of the drop is in the one block between Exchange and Franklin. The houses are typical of Astoria's charming old residences. Three blocks up the hill to our right is Karen's old house.

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10 comments:

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shot !! This is Great..

cieldequimper said...

Steep it is, and lovely and green, too

Small City Scenes said...

What a greatlittle park. I love old finds in older towns.

Thanks for the spotlight on my pic. I am so grateful to look out my windows and see that beauty.

I like lenticular clouds too and they are around Mt. Rainier a lot. If you google 'lemticular clouds' you will probable see Mt. Rainier or Shasta. But these were to the west and very interesting.
They are very interesting as all clouds can be. Thanks for the visit. MB

Small City Scenes said...

Oops I meant 'lenticular'. MB

Jacob said...

Now all you need is snow and the kids could have a blast sledding down the hill(s)!

This is such an excellent photo with that old tree and the stone "fence." Must be a great place to wander about and enjoy the treasures of Mother Nature!

Lee Spangler said...

gosh, there is lotsa history in that park/ballfield. Not to many oltimers left who'll tell you

Don and Krise said...

What a nice park. That tree sure looks like it's been there a long time.

Hilda said...

Lovely! Especially the stone wall and the big ol' tree.

arjan said...

That is a one good place to get a better view down hill. I love that old tree, it too has a character.

VP said...

Curious image. With that drywall and the tree, it reminds me of some place around here. The houses are different but all the rest looks like a country landscape somewhere in Europe.

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