The weather is nice and perfect for watercolors. This week’s image is of the Valley Library at Oregon State University. The building is named for F. Wayne Valley who gave the money for the building. The Valley Library opened in 1999.
Tykeson Hall opened on the University of Oregon campus for the Fall 2019 term. I painted this view of the hall shortly shortly after it opened. Last week, I walked on the University of Oregon grounds and thought of this image.
The hall houses academic and career advising, the Division of Equity and Inclusion and the College of Liberal Arts. It shut down in March for COVID-19.
The Eugene Hotel opened in 1925. It was the top hotel in Eugene until it closed in 1980. The building was placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1982 and changed to over 58 housing in 1983.
Monroe Avenue is on the north side of Oregon State University. It offers a great view of the Corvallis City Hall in the distance. Monroe Avenue also hosts many businesses, which are slowly reopening.
Monroe Avenue is a nice place to walk with the university closed for COVID-19. You can also walk on the university grounds next to the street too.
While the university is shut down it makes for a nice place to walk. Here we see the Pharmacy Building across the Valley Library quad.
The Pharmacy Building was completed in 1924. It has been the home of the College of Pharmacy ever since. The College of Pharmacy works with the Oregon Health and Science University and other partners to advance medical knowledge.
It is strange to only walk in the area near to home. The same path walked every day wastes the attention and is as bad as no walk.
A short journey to a near by open park can give some welcome change of sights. This week’s image is from a short journey to Salem, Oregon for some change. The bridge is the Minto Island Bridge from Minto-Brown Park to downtown Salem.
Corvallis has stopped events at the Willamette Park sports fields. The emptied fields show the effects of COVID-19 on life. The empty fields give a good space for social distancing while walking or resting in the sun though.
As we continue to shelter in place it is important to also take some time to get outside. This week’s sketch is off some trees along the Mill Race in Corvallis that provide a pleasant escape from my apartment when I am out walking.
Stay Safe, Stay Well.
Urban spaces are formed by the density of private space. So this week I wanted to celebrate private urban spaces with this view of my remote work station. For those of us lucky enough to still have a job that we can do remotely we find ourselves with the unique challenge of exploring a more intimate urban space.
Stay home, stay safe and take care of each other.
The Hollywood District in Portland, Oregon is named for the Hollywood Theater in the neighborhood’s main street (Sandy Boulevard). The business district is also home to a variety of shops, cafes and bars. Located on I–84, this makes the district a convenient place to stop for food and exercise while passing through Portland.
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