A visit to Pittock Mansion

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The Mister and I decided yesterday to go to Pittock Mansion. I had heard that it was really cool to see during the holidays all bedecked with Christmas paraphernalia.

Tree

A bit much, don’t you think?

As we walked around, things took a turn for the creepy. Behold, a christmas wreath made of….

Deck the halls with baby doll heads

Deck the halls with baby doll heads.

 

baby doll heads? Are those baby doll heads?!?

http://instagram.com/p/TUL1CJoLNn/

Indeed, they are! wow. doll heads.

Things got weirder and weirder. So weird that I failed to take photos of it all. Until I saw the mannequin getting drunk on the sleeping porch because, well, you just have to pull out the camera when you see a drunk mannequin.

A mannequin getting drunk on the sleeping porch

She is dreaming of sunny days and warmer weather.

Aside from the doll parts, it was pretty and fun. And it was even pretty fun. We ended the day with the best cup of hot cocoa I have ever had.

The best hot cocoa ever

At Moonstruck Chocolate Company!

it works!

Photography

mthoodwatermark3I tried scanning negatives with my new scanner and it works! I am so stoked!

This is a photo of Mt. Hood and downtown Portland that I took from Pittock Mansion, taken a month ago. The film was very expired. It was around 15 years old, maybe older. It turned out pretty grainy. It was also a bit overexposed so I fixed the brightness a bit in my photo editing software.