Two iconic buildings in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Public Library and The Old Stone House in Park Slope right across the street from where our son and family live.Both of these images were taken on my iPhone. Every Saturday there is a Farmers/Saturday Market in front of the Library and entrance to Prospect Park and Grand Army Plaza , a confluence of interesting sites to visit. The morning we were at the Market a man with a green flag ran up the steps leading to the library entrance and started waving this flag. I have no idea what it was about, but someone was videotaping his actions. ??
Located on Mississippi St., in NE Portland. The front gate is padlocked and bushes, as you can see, cover the view of most of the front of the house now. I’m not sure if tours are conducted or if the house is just closed up. It is on the National Historic Registry.
For the past two years I have been following the renovation of this house in the Sabin Area of NE Portland, Or. It belongs to a guy named Mike. Mike and I have talked a few times during the course of the renovation, but I have no idea what his last name is. I believe this house belonged to an old guy that I saw once a few years ago, a relative of Mike’s wife. The house was inherited and nearly a tear-down; it was just a horrible mess inside and out. I don’t know how the old guy survived the winters in this house. The house is even more spectacular on the inside. I have peeked in a few windows, but have not seen Mike since he completed the interior. He did everything within his power to keep the integrity of the original design, even down to the shade of yellow he chose for the exterior. If/when I get a chance to walk through the interior I’m sure Mike will allow me to take some photos.