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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About Tim Messick

Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.
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7 Responses to Nights at Fort Worden

  1. Debbie says:

    Congratulations on your son’s graduation! We almost got married at Fort Worden but instead chose Port Gamble as our wedding venue. While Fort Worden is a great place, it was a bit too rustic for us but I enjoyed visiting it nonetheless. Great photographs to be had there!

    • Tim Messick says:

      Hi, Debbie! Port Gamble looks like another great place. We passed near there on the way from Bainbridge to PT. So many places to see in that area!

  2. Greg says:

    Congrats! And the photos… wow. The lighting is fantastic, but more than that, your careful compositions highlight the lighting perfectly.

  3. Simon Page says:

    We were just there for the Fort Worden Children’s Choir Festival. The kids were distributed throughout the barracks. The blimp hanger has been converted to a auditorium. We were thinking next year we should stay for the weekend in the officers quarters. I certainly enjoy the blog, not only does it get me thinking about taking pictures and photographic techniques, but also reminds me of some of the places that I had the opportunity to visit. http://www.exceptionalchoralevents.com/fort-worden-childrens-choir-festival.html

  4. John Durnan says:

    Congrats, Tim, and great shots – I love the light from the window across the bed and wall. Awesome!

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