Portland’s Brooklyn Rail Yard Cement Plant

This image is from Portland’s Brooklyn Rail Yard. The rail yard offers several interesting examples of industrial architecture and is a good place to watch trains from. It is also close to an artistic community and Reed College. Activities Several interesting sights and activities in south Portland’s industrial area include: Union Pacific Brooklyn Intermodal RailContinue reading “Portland’s Brooklyn Rail Yard Cement Plant”

The Up House

The Up House became famous when its owner refused to sell the house to developers. The developers were forced to build around the small house. Then in 2009 Disney paid for balloons to be tied to the top of the house for the release of Up, which has a house in a similar position. ActivitiesContinue reading “The Up House”

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse looks over the mouth of the Yaquina River. It provides a fun weekend get away with history and a surrounding park. The town of Newport on Yaquina Bay also provides a number of fun activities and sights. Activities in Newport, Oregon A number of outdoor opportunities, natural sights and cultural activitiesContinue reading “Yaquina Bay Lighthouse”

University of British Columbia Music Hall

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver campus is a great place to see modernist architecture. Most of the grounds were built after the second world war at the top of modernism’s popularity. The result are buildings like the music hall in today’s sketch. Activities near the UBC Music Hall The UBC Music Hall isContinue reading “University of British Columbia Music Hall”

Seattle Skyline from SW Dawson St. and 41st Ave. SW

West Seattle sits on a peninsula apart from Seattle. This gives it a special character. You can find this in The Junction neighborhood not far from this week’s drawing at SW Dawson Street and 41st Avenue SW. Activities at the West Seattle Junction The Junction is a large business area in West Seattle. It isContinue reading “Seattle Skyline from SW Dawson St. and 41st Ave. SW”

West Seattle Log House Museum

The West Seattle Log House Museum is in the Alki Beach area. The museum is the home of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. The society collects historical records for Southwest Seattle ranging from items gifted by the local Duwamish tribe to current residents. We would like to acknowledge that Seattle is on the traditional landContinue reading “West Seattle Log House Museum”

The Nest at the University of British Columbia

The Nest at UBC is the new student union building on the University of British Columbia (UBC) grounds. Its primary space is the atrium on its west side. This is the subject of this week’s sketch. Restaurants and offices ring the atrium. Activities near The Nest The Nest is in the middle of the UBCContinue reading “The Nest at the University of British Columbia”

Winter 2021 Sketch: Monroe Avenue

The winter 2021 sketch is the painting of Monroe Avenue in Corvallis, Oregon. Many Oregon State University (OSU) employees reached out to say how much they appreciated this image now that they are working remotely. All cards and prints are produced on card stock. Cards are 5.5″ x 4.25″. Comes with painting name and location.Continue reading “Winter 2021 Sketch: Monroe Avenue”

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”