Thankful Everyday – The Twenty-Sixth

26.  I am thankful for beautiful architecture.  I’m fascinated by building.  Not the building I have done, which is none, or might do, which is also probably none, but by the amazing structures all around me.  Capturing form, light, and harnessing the marriage between use and beauty, I am constantly in awe of form, everywhere.  From amazing mid-century modern homes to the Natural History Museum in London, Tower Bridge to La Sagrada Familia in Spain, I’ve been lucky to see some wonderfully gorgeous buildings and structures.  The minds of humans are fantastic and astounding.





Road Trip – Day Six

From the 103rd Floor


City Light, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The Doors

The Doors, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Wonder Where This Goes

Wonder Where This Goes, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Stairway To?

Stairway To?, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Inside the Glessner House.

Across The Pond

Across The Pond

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

Again… this place is just beautiful.

Walking In The Palace

Walking In The Palace

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

A little perspective here… That’s Karen, walking around the palace.

The Ladies of the Palace

The Ladies of the Palace

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

The Palace of Fine Arts. Haven’t been there for years. Not since I was in my early 20’s. At least, I think I was in my early 20’s. Maybe I was 19. Yes, THAT long ago. I love this place.

Music Concourse Band Shell

Music Concourse Band Shell

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

They used to have Lindy hops here every week. Lessons provided. That was before the refurbishing. There’s a group trying to get them going again. If they do… wanna go?



Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

This place, in Golden Gate Park, is pretty cool. We didn’t go inside… to hot for a tropical tour… even still, cool building.

Go By Streetcar

Go By Streetcar, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Taken in Portland with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

The Gregory

The Gregory, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Taken in Portland with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

Rough In… Check

Rough In… Check, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Looking from the bay into the bathroom. Walk in closet on the left that will have a pocket door. Shower on the right with the window in it.  The red and blue “pipe” are the water lines.  You can see one of the cadet heaters in the closet wall.   There will be another over on the wall under the window to the backyard.

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

There are like 10 or 11 can lights or some such number in the addition. There will be loads of light. All the can lights in the bathroom itself and in the shower, two lights plus a light tunnel in the closet, and two sconces over the sink. We don’t mess around with our lighting. That doesn’t even include the huge bay window and the other two windows in the room.


Pattern, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Taken during the Providence Bridge Pedal on the Marquam Bridge with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

Across The Street

Across The Street, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

This is the last photo I took on Sunday after the Bridge Pedal. The building across the street from the Deschutes Brewery.

Getting Vertigo

Getting Vertigo, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

I always have to take a few odd shots. This, looking up the support on the Freemont, is one of those. Kind of makes you feel a bit dizzy looking at it.

The Freemont

The Freemont, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Our last bridge in our six bridge Providence Bridge Pedal oddyssey was the Freemont Bridge. Most recognizable and never traveled by bicycle except for this once a year opportunity. We cruised up to the top of this beauty and stood looking at the views for awhile. So cool to be up there and so much fun riding down, fast, on the other side.

Fitting In

Fitting In, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The last photo I’ll post in this round of here’s our new addition photos is this one, taken by Karen this evening. You can see the nice gable that’s now roofed and our nice make shift ladder into the space. It’s gonna be splendid.

Our Shower

Our Shower, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

This bad boy is like 6 feet something by 6 feet 9 inches and something. It’s huge. So huge we won’t have to have a door. Two separately controlled shower heads with valves right inside the door on each side so you can turn it on without getting in and a hand held shower head by a built in bench. It also has it’s own window. I’m cracking up. Is this REALLY our bathroom? Is this REALLY our shower? Yep. chuckle chuckle and he he he It is.

Introducing… The New Bathroom

Big you say? Why yes, yes it is. This baby is pretty huge for a bathroom, but then it also includes a walk in closet. Yeah, sure… there is going to be a shower in there that’s the size of a small town, but hey… girls like to be clean.