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”

Ladd’s Addition Rose Garden

Ladd’s Addition is a neighborhood on Portland’s Eastside. The neighborhood is surrounded by roads with restaurants and cafes. The neighborhood is also the home of a rose garden test site and interesting architecture. Ladd’s Addition Activities Ladd’s Addition has many attractions. Its plan uses a diagonal design that makes for interesting walks. The neighborhood alsoContinue reading “Ladd’s Addition Rose Garden”

University of Oregon’s Chapman Hall

Chapman Hall sits on the Memorial Quad on the University of Oregon grounds. This places it near to restaurants and cafes on 13th avenue. It also sits in one of the oldest parts of the university’s grounds. Activities in the Area 13th Avenue is a short walk from Chapman Hall. It has many restaurants, cafesContinue reading “University of Oregon’s Chapman Hall”

Waterfall at the VanDusen Botanical Garden

The VanDusen Botanical Garden is in the Shaughnessy neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia. It is on part of an old golf course. It opened to the public in 1975. Activities at VanDusen Botanical Garden It makes for a good place to walk. It has miles of paths though the collections of plants and objects. TheContinue reading “Waterfall at the VanDusen Botanical Garden”

University of Oregon’s Villard Hall

Villard Hall was the second building opened on the University of Oregon grounds. It opened in 1886. In 1949, the University Theater addition was made to Villard Hall. The hall became the home for the Theater Department. Villard Hall was made in the Second Empire style that was common at the time. This architectural styleContinue reading “University of Oregon’s Villard Hall”

Tugboat Construction in Fremont

In this view we see a tugboat being made in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. The hull is half done with the front half in progress. Behind the boat is Salmon Bay where it would be launched. Today Seattle is noted for big tech companies like Amazon and Microsoft. Seattle started as a harbor though. This supportsContinue reading “Tugboat Construction in Fremont”