This is the weekly photo from Astoria Sunday Market! Shown here are regular Market vendors Mary Altieri (left) and Ronni Harris sporting hat creations by Ronni. As chose this shot it occurred to me that this blog rarely shows photos of people so I thought this would be a nice change.
Professional cameraman and photographer Jeff Daly has created an amazing tribute to Columbia River pilots through an interesting art display called Wood and Rope. The photographs are displayed on actual ladders used by the pilots as they transfer to the large ships. The display is in the commons area of the 14th Street Pilot Station located on the River Walk at the end of 14th.
"Ship on Stilts" is an image by Guest Blogger Karen Allen, one of the owners of Wet Dog Cafe and Astoria Brewing Company. She has been enjoying experimenting taking photos with her new phone camera. We'll be seeing more of her photos!
This is a picture from last year at the Skipanon Brand Seafood booth. You can still find Skipanon here at the Market every Sunday but this picture of the kids checking out the crawfish is among my favorites.
Out of the Historic Waldorf Building Mother Earth fights her way back -- Guest Blogger Jack Applegate
We welcome guest bloggers! If you have favorite images of Astoria (old or new) we welcome your submissions! Here is what to do:
1. Prefer photos that have not been recently published on FB (6 months or older)
2. Photos should be 1000 pixels or larger
3. Provide the following with your photo --
--->Location (even general) of photo
--->Date (as close as possible)
--->Your name or how you should be credited
--->Brief explanation of the photo -- or history of location
4. Email to email@example.com
Current and historic photos are welcome as long as they depict Astoria or the immediate surrounding area. Most popular are images of houses and locations where locals grew up, played or worked. While we all love the iconic tourist images the others bring forth lots of fun memories and stories.
Thank you for taking time to share your unique perspectives of this most beautiful town!
We had a rare peek inside the old Armory building owned by Columbia River Maritime Museum. Built in 1941 there are decades of memories packed into this space. It has an unusual lamellar ceiling structure.
We are so lucky to live in a town that has a wide variety of hiking, walking and biking trails within a few minutes from downtown. This is the Kwis Kwis trail at the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. It gently undulates through a beautiful forested setting.