Misadventures with Miso

Misadventures with Miso

Friday, December 13, 2013

It's a rather Grimm Christmas

You know something odd is happening when in the middle of October a place, O'Bryant Square, that normally looks like this

looks like this. Who could be responsible for this? 

Rather festive when we had not even reached Halloween. All for Grimm. Sadly they were very late in starting filming the next night so I did not get a chance to see everything lit up.

However a few days later back up in the North West corner of the Alphabet District those sneaky Grimm elves were at it again. Although we are in Oregon and I am sure somewhere you could buy a Christmas Tree in October.

 Stores were decorated with care.

 In hopes that Krampus would soon be there.

So I will end this with the disclaimer that there is no Northwest Christmas Village in Portland except when Grimm makes it so. Still, it was rather entertaining to see all this.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Like a ghost in the sky

Still working to see what will look best. For now, here is the other volcano we can see from Portland, Oregon. Mt. St. Helens. Impressive now but before it must have looked massive from the tram station at OHSU before it erupted in 1980.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Mt. Hood before the freeze

I'm trying to figure out what to do with photos for blogging. Flickr definitely has nice quality with the photos I put on-line but the fact they keep changing things with no regard to what users want is exhausting. People shouldn't have to worry about what a website is going to do.

So this is a bit of a test. I would appreciate comments as to which of these two photos you see as better quality. They are both the same just hosted two different ways through Google. I do see a difference with my monitor but I'd like to know if others see it too.

As for the photo, I was up at OHSU, the medical complex up on Marquam Hill the other day. There is a tram that one can take down to the Willamette River. It was my first time there so I wanted to take a look from the tram station. The view is amazing. I could see both Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens. So here is Mt. Hood as the sun was setting. The brown haze is due to people burning leaves and other debris.

Please leave a comment as to if you see any differences in the photos and what that might be. Thank you very much for participating!

Friday, December 6, 2013

First you see it

I was out back in September when I came across someone putting notices on this very nice looking church.

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The church is St. James Lutheran Church.

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It's located at the South Park Blocks right by the Portland Art Museum.

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The building was designed by Phillip Chappell Browne and the original stone was carved from Tenino sandstone around 1900.

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The Povey Brothers created a couple of the large stain glass windows while others including lancet windows by Bryce Anderson were added later. The reason for some of the revisions was because the tower had structural damage and was rebuilt from the top of the first floor up in the 1970's.

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So just what was this notice about?

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This. Filming for the Grimm episode "Stories We Tell Our Young".

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As you can see they covered up a good deal of the church for filming inside.

Grimm Dodge Charger police car 9-11-13

Parked around the corner was the Dodge Charger waiting for filming later that night.

Here is a webpage where I found information about the church. St. James PDX Architectural History
Also photos inside the church. The inside will be seen in the episode.  St. James PDX architectural detail photo gallery