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Walked 3.49 Miles – Kennilworth Park

Posted on Mar 28, 2013 in Brooklyn, Hipstamatic, Portland, Portland Progress, SE Portland, Walks | 1 comment

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On my last walk to Westmoreland Park, I noticed that they had started to tear down the photo restoration place at 17th and Holgate. A few days ago, I heard on the news that an old wooden rail car had been discovered in the building. I knew that I had to check this out on today’s walk. I can’t believe the luck I had, but I talk more about that below. I ended up in Kennilworth Park and it was just the most beautiful day to walk.


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Good life – I agree.

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ABC, easy as 123

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When I first walked past the rail car, I felt comfortable taking pictures of it even though there were worker bees everywhere. It had been on the news, I figured it was probably being photographed often. I took pictures from all sides and then walked on.

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I never get tired of taking pictures from the Holgate overpass.

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At first I thought this was a bracelet. Nope, it’s an earring.

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I’m still fascinated by the sap on the trees at Kennilworth Park.

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Today has been the most perfect day I’ve ever seen. This lyric by Radiohead was playing on my iphone; I stopped and took this picture. And I felt grateful for the day.

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It was pretty overcast when I first walked by the rail car. The sun was fully out on the return trip, so I wanted to see if I could better shots. As I was taking pictures, a very nice, well dressed lady said that I could go inside the fence. Nobody would mind. Really? She said sure, go ahead. I didn’t ask twice. I thanked her and went in. Talk about being in the right place at the right time. I’m grateful that I was able to go inside and see this bit of history. I didn’t want to take advantage of this situation and only went in a few feet. The men in hard hats were nice, but they didn’t look all that thrilled. I took a bunch of photos and then left after only a couple of minutes. I didn’t want to wear out my welcome.

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Turns out the very nice lady was a reporter from Channel 12 (she’s in blue, I wish I had gotten a better picture of her) and they were interviewing people about the rail car. I can’t wait to watch the news tonight.

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Only two more years to wait.

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But progress is happening fast! There are new curbs where the Semaphore used to be. It’s getting easier to visualise the future tracks.

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This is a block from my house and I saw it yesterday when I was out running errands. I’m so glad it was still here today. It reminds me of Lord of the Flies.

1 Comment

  1. Aw the perfect day! I’m so glad you were able to check that out! What’s the story? I’m confused about how photo place is old train. Did they build around it? Over it? How was it discovered? Kind of hard to hide!

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