I shamelessly stole this off of guest photographer John Brandt’s Flickr page, because his shot of the path back to Riverfront Park is so pretty. Okay, technically John gave me permission to use any of his Flickr photos, but whatever. Thanks, John!
File this under yet another thing I had no clue about. Guest photographer John Brandt posted this photo on his Facebook wall, and casually mentioned it was part of an old community pool at Pioneer Park. I had no idea there was ever a pool at the park. He said there used to be a changing room there as well. The slabs still there and the sidewalk that connected it to these stairs.
Thanks, John, for educating me yet again, and for letting me share your photo.
And by the way…
This here little photo blog is officially nine years old today. I absolutely could not have done this without my guest photographers, so I want to thank each and every one of them. There are too many to list by name, but please check out the guest photographers tag to see what has been submitted over the years.
Today we have a joint effort between me (the photo above) and guest photographer John Brandt (the photos below). There is construction going on at the Jordan Bridge, a covered bridge at Pioneer Park. They’re fixing something or other (I’m so good with details) to make it not fall down and go boom.
Click on the thumbnails below to be taken to John’s Flickr page for each photo. And thanks to John for the photos and for the post idea.
The Jordan Bridge is closed for some much needed repairs (read the Statesman Journal’s article about it here). Guest photographer John Brandt took this picture of the fence and sign blocking traffic until it has been fixed. It’s sad to have it blocked since so many people use it each day, so I hope it gets fixed soon.
Guest photographer John Brandt found this window somewhere in town, but he’s not saying where. But he offered up this by way of a clue:
It’s visible from a city sidewalk along a city street and it has to be within a twenty minute walk from where I live because that’s my personal “Morning Stayton” Flickr set criteria.
That narrows it down to pretty much anywhere in town, but I would guess it’s somewhere in the northeastern section. Or not. Thanks, John.
Guest photographer John Brandt took this pretty photo of the poetically-named Stayton Ditch on a cold, frosty day last month. Thanks, John!
Guest photographer John Brandt caught this cool (and cold) scene in Wilderness Park recently. His description:
Taken at the pond on the east end of Wilderness Park. The pond is an old gravel extraction barrow pit. I was told it had been operated by one of the Staytons. I think his name was Cliff but that could be wrong.
The things you learn, eh? Thanks, John!