|Bridge of the Gods from a little island in Cascade Locks|
We had informally scheduled Tuesday as museum and downtown day, so we had a wide open morning to plan. Because we wanted to add Washington into our list of states we have been in, we decided to go over to the other side and travel up the gorge from the north. Again spectacular views, and you could see some of the Oregon waterfalls from the highway. That was pretty cool! We drove east along the highway and made several stops to get out and walk around a little and of course I took pictures. I found myself looking at the train tracks a lot, and saw several trains. I said in the last post, I find the use of the trains so interesting since you just don't see them up here very often anymore.
|A little misty morning shot from Washington state|
We also came across this HUGE dam that I know I saw from the airplane. I saw several of them- I tell ya- airplane travel pushes all my right buttons. We stopped and looked at the dam from the Washington side, as close as we could really get. And walked on down near the river (by walked I of course mean, climbed down on rocks and things which always mean praying for the safety of my camera) and saw people fishing from the shore. Turns out, when I questioned a nice man later in the morning, that they are fishing for salmon and other fishes (maybe sturgeon?? I could be wrong) that are in the river. Oh!! Salmon, duh. It apparently had been raining plenty there and the water that was going through that dam was incredible. The power behind that flow was massive. You think the lower dam here in town has a lot of water going through it this year..... well it is a trickle compared.
|You could get right to the water here.|
|If you look hard you can see itty bitty people- I didn't want to go get my other lens at this point. I was going for landscapes anyway.|
|I really liked the way this looked, nothing special, except everything is beautiful|
|I loved the mountain lion painting on this post, there were others, but I liked this one|
|Look at that water|
|swim fishy swim!|
|A little section of the ladders|
|They swam under this gate- through an opening|
So, where did we eat lunch? Did we eat lunch? OH WAIT, we had cherries for lunch and ate an early supper. Lol. Most days we did indeed not eat lunch at all, because we were busy!
|These are the Rainier cherries I had|
|Another bridge- a really cool one|
|Told ya there are a lot of bridges|
|A cooking vessel (I believe) - carved wood|
|The ultimate in transformation masks. There is a mask when closed and an inner mask when open|
|The outside mask|
|This was a huge installation of a bunch of "things" that spans along 3 floors. It is The Artifact Panel by William Morris. Its really unique|
|Black Pottery by Maria Martinez|
Here is the piece that I found the most fascinating during this particular visit. It is a picture of a mushroom cloud, obviously, but look at the next pictures to see how it was done. LOVE this.
|I don't know the artist here, but it really made me feel the loss of my Jacpot.|
|Love these little figures and the shadows on the walls as well|
|SO many ways you can think of hands and horses.... Love this|
|Awesome photo from a series that is identified by the next photo.|
|There was more food than this, but look at that cool flat bread. It was awesome, not so flat but it was yummy|
|Hey look, more bridges!|
Oh yeah this was a good day! Full of art and rivers and cherries and dams and joy!