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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Goonies are (Almost) Back . . .

Clatsop County Courthouse, Astoria, Oregon This is the Clatsop County Courthouse, shown from the corner of Commercial and 7th. The front of the courthouse is on the left, on Commercial (Avenue/Street) [digression: "streets" have numbers and "avenues" have names, but most people use "street" for both; I am herewith giving up trying to conform to the system], the old County Jail is the small gray building on the right, and the turret peeking over the jail is the Flavel House. The huge tree on the right was in this recent post, and the small protective roof at the corner of the building houses a piece of a huge old-growth tree that's on display here. (I haven't done a post on it yet.) The post office, which I've shown several times, is out of the picture on the left, across the street from the courthouse. The color of the courthouse building seems to brighten up the area unless, I think, you're there on unpleasant official business.

One reason I'm showing this photo today is because the old jail (seen in the beginning of The Goonies movie) will, on June 4-7, 2010, be opening as the Oregon Film Museum. You can read all about it here, and if I'm in town, which I expect to be, I'll try to get a photo of the event. I will not, however, be watching the movie. I already tried that once, and I made it maybe halfway through. Did you watch The Goonies? Did you like it? The film's landmarks are big attractions around here.

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5 comments:

B SQUARED said...

Thankfully, I missed The Goonies. My kids, however, that's another story.

VP said...

Lucky B Squared! I watched The Goonies so many times with my kid explaining me every single step in the plot all the times. I have a copy somewhere, I'll check the opening scenes...

cieldequimper said...

Nope, haven't seen it? Might have to now though! ;-)
Streets and Avenues, lol, even I knew that! I like this photo, there's lots to see, a lovely light and the building is so typically American!

Lee Spangler said...

It was quite an event in town when made but nothing like Kindergarten Cop. Interested in hearing about the old jail being used as a museum. It was functioning as the clink when I first came to Astoria and know a couple of people from the old days who stayed there for real minor infractions

Jacob said...

Never saw the movie and probably never will unless I'm hog-tied to a chair with a gag in my mouth.

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