Eleventh Street between Harrison and Grand is not one of the steepest hills in Astoria, but even here you can clearly see some of the concessions made to keep any structure reasonably level in this enchanting and unusual town on a hill. Streets like this are one reason it's never dull walking around Astoria. Not only do you need to watch your footing, but there's always something to look at along the way.
The white-paneled rectangle is the door to one of Astoria's typical small cement garages. Here you have to navigate a sometimes-tilted driveway as well as the abrupt turn into the narrow space. My car bears a few scrapes from my underestimation of that little dip that happens when you back out without thinking about the slope. Sometimes these garages crack and leak from the soggy earth on top. I love looking at them, though.
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