Only a few more steps to the top

Photography

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Today our new thing was finally finishing that Mt. Tabor stairway walk. We walked to the top where we encountered a lone drummer, people practicing tightrope walking, and a howling dog that sounded human (and very sad). Then we descended the 282 step staircase. At the bottom we found that someone had cruelly written in chalk, “Only a few more steps to the top” which I, of course, thought was kinda hilarious so had to snap a picture.

Film Roll: Mt. Tabor and McMenamins Edgefield

Photography

I like the idea of featuring a roll of film, regardless of whether or not the film was shot on the same day. In this particular case the film was shot months apart. The first half at Mt. Tabor in January or February (I’ve already forgotten), and the second half this past Thursday evening at McMenamin’s Edgefield.

Mt. Tabor is in Portland and it’s a lovely neighboorhood. We have a book called The Portland Stairs Book and one of the walks winds through the many stairways of Mt. Tabor. I’ve posted about our adventures there before. I’ve never been able to get through the whole walk because there are so many fucking stairs and I’m a wimp when it comes to hills. But I did have fun taking photos there.

resevoir

Reservoir 9

pretty view

Portland

Altar

Makeshift Altar

The second half of the roll, as I mentioned, was taken at McMenamin’s Edgefield. It is haunted, according to the book, Ghost Stories of Oregon. Even so, it’s really a wonderful place with a fascinating history that is worth checking out.

spooky hallway

Spooky hallway

Patio chairs

patio chairs