Monday, October 15, 2012

Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk

The photo walk was on Saturday and, according to Scott's blog, there were about 32,000 of us all over the world taking pictures at some time during the day.  There were 11 of us in the group I joined in Oregon City - a perfect number for the size of our sidewalks.  I shot over 100 pictures and others took a lot more.  Here are a few of mine ---

This is just before the walk started.  I wanted to get the 'open' sign.  There's a street between the short wall and the buildings.

This is the neighborhood where we walked for the first of the two hours.

John McLoughlin was known as the Father of the Northwest Territories.  His grave is on the right, his wife's on the left.

This fountain is a few feet from the graves.  

This section of Oregon City is divided into two sections - on the bluffs and down by the Willamette River where Main St. is.  Oregon City is the oldest incorporated city west of the Missouri River so Main St is very old.  I wanted to show the difference in the two sections but didn't get any shots of Main St - just of the old industrial section.  Maybe next year.

There's a promenade along the bluffs.  You can see the Falls in the center of the picture.  Lewis and Clark stopped here because there was no way around the falls.  There are two paper mills, built on each side of the river.  The mill in this shot closed a couple of years ago.  There's just no way to get a picture of the beautiful falls from the promenade without the mill in the foreground.

Looking across the Willamette River at the other paper mill, still operating.  The hill leads up to the town of West Linn.

This is the Oregon City elevator, legally a vertical street.  We can take the elevator or stairs between the downtown, Main St, area and the bluffs above.

The Oregon City Arch Bridge has been closed for repairs for almost two years and reopened this morning.  It's one of two bridges connecting Oregon City with the other side of the Willamette.

This is from the other end of town, next to the marina.   If you click on the picture, you can see the Arch Bridge between the legs of this one, the Interstate bridge.  The Falls are under the Arch Bridge.  If it had been a sunny day and not misting, you'd be able to see them.


  1. I live in Gladstone grew up in Oregon City.
    Love seeing the pictures, do you think John McLoughin was a nice guy...

  2. From everything I've heard, obviously all I have to go on, he was very well liked so I'd say yes. Thanks for visiting.

  3. Love the photo journey, make me want to go there. Oregon is a beautiful state and I loved all the falls. The part of the Columbia River Gorge I visited was every bit as beautiful as the N. Island of NZ.
    Thank you for sharing!

  4. Oh thank you for sharing the wonderful photos Mary! You know I was born there and my mother grew up in Oregon City. The story goes that my 2 Uncle's walked there bikes up on the top of that bridge and rode them down the other sid! We had to take the elevator down to go to "town" to shop. Thanks for taking me back home for a stroll in the old neighborhood!

  5. That is a wonderful presentation of many aspects of our fair city. I love that you included actual history with it. I look forward to many more posts of this nature. You do a great job. Your photos are splendid!


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