Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey

Posted: April 7, 2012 in Uncategorized
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This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Journey.  it’s hard picking one journey that I enjoyed.  Cee and I love to explore, so we’re always on some kind of journey, it seems. (Cee’s Share Your World challenge is posted for this week, so please go participate in that, too.)  For this photo challenge, I think I’ll use pictures from inside the Salem, Oregon, Mill Museum.

The 1895 Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, one of the best-preserved Victorian-Age factories in the West and designated an American Treasure by the National Park Service, vividly tells the story of industrialization in the West. See how it was to work in what was once a leading textile factory in Oregon, the legacy of which is continued today by Pendleton Woolen Mills.  I hope you enjoy the journey.

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Comments
  1. judithatwood says:

    Thanks for showing me something absolutely new to me. When I was a kid, my sisters and I would play dress-up, and one of our costumes included pumps and a beautiful Pendleton skirt she couldn’t wear anymore. Beautiful!

  2. Nothing like wool for all kinds of clothing. Very interesting tour of the mill.

  3. Louise says:

    Great journey and pics! I love to visit these historical places.

  4. Neato keen journey Chris! Margie

  5. Arindam says:

    It’s an interesting post. Thanks for sharing these photographs.

  6. Find Focus says:

    Vibrant, interesting journey… Thanks for sharing these great photos! 🙂

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  9. jakesprinter says:

    Great entry for this week topic Chris, excellent work 🙂

  10. Gorgeous shots, and what a fabulous place! It reminds me of a wonderful park/museum in Stockholm that has a collection of period buildings and industrial spaces (like the mill here) gathered on a beautiful piece of land right outside of downtown, where they operate some of the antique machinery and teach the history of the places as well. Really beautiful photos, Chris.
    Kathryn

  11. Northern Narratives says:

    I absolutely love this. Thanks for the journey 🙂 Judy

  12. Gobetween says:

    Insteresting journey, I love these wooden looms and spools, such history. When I see wool I am so tempted to make something but alas I don’t have time for such hobbies anymore.

  13. diggingher says:

    Looks like a cool place to visit. You definitely got some great photo’s to share.

  14. Oh, I remember touring here as a kid in elementry school and going to the swing dances that happened once a month there, and I worked at the cafe there when I was just out of high school. I also have friends who were married there. It is such a beautiful little place, very nice photos!

  15. Great piece of history!
    Thanks for sharing…love the photos..

  16. Gilly Gee says:

    I love textiles so its great to see those big old machines running.

  17. sued51 says:

    I love when someone can take something we wouldn’t normally consider beautiful and make it so!! I liked these photos a lot.
    Also, I noticed “The Artist’s Way” on your reading list…awesome book! I recommend it to people all the time.

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