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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Victorian Magic in Port Townsend

Last week I journeyed up the Washington coast and into Port Townsend. If you don't know, Port Townsend is a Victorian seaport located on the northern Washington coast. It had a big "boom" back in the 19th century, but almost as quickly as it grew the bottom fell out of the shipping industry and all the money (and most of the residents) left the town. However, in the long run this turned out to be a bit of a blessing because when the money left, nobody had the funds to tear down their beautiful Victorian buildings and replace them with hideous 20th century monstrosities.

On the drive up I saw SO many Elder trees covered in their red (we have the red kind around here) berries. I wanted to stop and get some, but most were by the highway and anyway I wasn't sure they were quite ripe yet. I also found some beautiful Rowan trees; look for that in an upcoming post. In the meantime, please enjoy these images of some of Port Townsend's beautiful buildings! I'm going to work hard and updating this blog more often, and it's going to get a new look, so keep your eyes peeled!

Check out that garden!

A view of the bay from the hill

The Starrett House. This one is actually for sale....if only I had the money!

The Bartlett House, I believe

A beautiful Victorian building

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