I was asked to shoot some publicity photos for the recent Jefferson County Fair. Here is a quick slideshow with some of the pictures.
Port Townsend has lots of great buildings to photograph. One I keep coming back to is the Northwest Maritime Center. I was standing near Point Hudson to take this shot. The classy street lamp doesn’t hurt the picture any.
Railroad Park is in Sequim (pronounced skwim), about 45 minutes west of Port Townsend. The park hosts the Dungeness River Audubon Center and is a wonderful place to unwind and watch birds and watch the water flow by. The path is part of the Olympic Discovery Trail, a multi-use/non-motorized trail that runs across much of the northern Olympic Peninsula.
The Port Townsend Bicycle Association sponsors a ride each Sunday morning. This group of riders got separated from the rest. I think there was a misunderstanding about which way to turn on Cape George Road. Since is was such a beautiful day for a ride, it probably didn’t matter.
Last year the entire building looked like the side on the left. As is the case with many old buildings in Fort Worden State Park there’s little money to maintain structures that are not in active use.
To help remedy the situation, the Port Townsend School of Woodworking sponsored a project to begin the restoration of this old street car barn. They worked with a group of Veterans to finish the one side facing the street. Hopefully, this pilot project is just the first effort towards the historic preservation of this beautiful park.