The Walls of Fort Worden

Fort Worden

The walls inside the old artillery installations at Fort Worden get decorated with a lot of graffiti. Periodically the graffiti gets covered up by park staff or volunteers. But it appears that they often leave their own creative mark on the place. The photographic potential of these walls was “discovered” some years ago by Brooks Jensen of LensWork Publishing and culminated in his project Wakarimasen. Last May I finally had the opportunity to explore the place myself for a few hours. Some photographers don’t connect with this sort of thing, but for me . . . . it’s a blast.

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden


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Nights at Fort Worden

Fort Worden

My wife and I recently traveled to northwestern Washington, to attend our son’s college commencement in Seattle and to visit friends in Port Townsend. While in Port Townsend we stayed at Fort Worden State Historical Park — which is a great place to hike, jog, explore old coastal defense installations, take classes, and attend special events — but it’s also a unique place to spend a few nights in a restored Victorian-style home that was originally built to house officers and their families.

Another advantage of staying there is that strolling through Fort Worden after sunset or at dawn is a great opportunity for some crepuscular camera-work.

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Here are some interior views of our home for 3 nights
(left half of the house pictured above):

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

 


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The Lilacs of Lee Vining

Lilacs in Lee Vining

May is lilac season in Lee Vining. Until last year and this, I had not visited Lee Vining in mid-May, and I had not noticed that there are hundreds of lilacs all over town—in front yards, back yards, along fences … everywhere.

Lilacs in Lee Vining

Lilacs in Lee Vining

Lilacs in Lee Vining

Lilacs in Lee Vining

Lilacs in Lee Vining

Lilacs in Lee Vining

Lilacs in Lee Vining

The common ornamental lilac is Syringa vulgaris, a member of the the olive family (Oleaceae), native to the Balkan Peninsula.

 


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