Oregon State University’s Bexell Hall

Bexell Hall is a good example of the architecture in the Oregon State University (OSU) Historical District. The historic buildings in the middle of trees make a nice place to walk. The building is also close to the businesses on Monroe Avenue. Activities Bexell Hall is near many sights positioned in the heart of theContinue reading “Oregon State University’s Bexell Hall”

Stories of Urban Life in 2020

2020 was a bad year for everyone. Disease covered the world. Economic disturbances took many peoples’ work and businesses. Social wrongs were shown again and again. Streets were full of ideas to address these ills though. Roads were shut to cars for use as socially distanced walking and dinning spaces. Protestors took to the streetsContinue reading “Stories of Urban Life in 2020”

Parsons Gardens

Parson’s Garden on top of Queen Anne hill gives a quite spot to take it easy. The garden is on a loop that runs about the top of Queen Anne. The loop offers views of Seattle, Elliot Bay and the surrounding mountains. Activities near Parsons Gardens Parson’s Garden is on Highland Drive in Queen Anne.Continue reading “Parsons Gardens”

Lake Union Houseboat

Seattle is lined by water. To the west is the Puget Sound and to the east is Lake Washington. Many boat based industries have been created along these shores. The Lake Union houseboats are the most unusual. Activities The Lake Union Houseboats are on the eastern and western sides of Lake Union. An easy wayContinue reading “Lake Union Houseboat”

Eugene Oregon Autumn Skyline from Skinner’s Butte

The top of Skinner’s Butte has great views of the Eugene, Oregon skyline. The fall colors in this painting add to the view’s beauty. Skinner’s Butte is also right next to downtown Eugene’s many parks, stores and cafes. Activities around Skinner’s Butte Skinner’s Butte is in downtown Eugene. This makes it easy to get toContinue reading “Eugene Oregon Autumn Skyline from Skinner’s Butte”

Seattle Chinese Garden

The Seattle Chinese Garden is a partnership between Seattle and its Chinese sister city Chongqing. The garden is special for using a southern Chinese garden design. It is also near to other gardening sights on the South Seattle College grounds. Activities The Seattle Chinese Garden is on the grounds of the South Seattle College. TheContinue reading “Seattle Chinese Garden”

Woodland Park Rose Garden

The Woodland Park Rose Garden is a beautiful retreat from Seattle. The 2.5-acre garden has 200 different sorts of roses and uses organic gardening processes. It is also near the Woodland Park Zoo and Green Lake. Activities The Woodland Park Rose Garden is one of many sights in the Woodland Park. This makes Woodland ParkContinue reading “Woodland Park Rose Garden”

Linus Pauling Science Center

Linus Pauling was a leading chemical scientist and peace activist. He won Nobel Prizes in both areas. He graduated from Oregon State University (OSU) in 1922. The Linus Pauling Institute moved to OSU in 1996. The Linus Pauling Science Center was completed to house the institute in 2011. This week’s image is of the LinusContinue reading “Linus Pauling Science Center”

Seattle’s Georgetown Neighborhood

Georgetown sits in the middle of Seattle’s industrial area. Today the area is know for its arts, breweries and history. The neighborhood is also full of beautiful buildings from the early 20th century. Activities Many Seattle breweries started in Georgetown. The neighborhood is also known for its arts scene and historic sites. Some important locationsContinue reading “Seattle’s Georgetown Neighborhood”

Sketch Review: Between Gears by Natalie Nourigat

In Between Gears, we watch Natalie Nourigat as she completes her last year at the University of Oregon. It is a sweet story of changing from one life stage to another. And we get a look into life in Eugene, Oregon. The story is made up of a comic recording each day of the year.Continue reading “Sketch Review: Between Gears by Natalie Nourigat”