View from the Astoria Column

This photo totally deserves a blog post of its own!  This is the view from the observation deck of the Astoria Column.

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No, not that photo, though the Column itself is impressive and it sets off my rustic good looks nicely – I was actually talking about this photo of the Columbia River stretching out eastward through a bucolic landscape toward snow-capped mountains.

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They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but I think this view is probably worth about a thousand pictures!  There are a lot of stories in that picture.

Still round that bend there may wait,

A new road or a secret gate,

And though I oft have passed them by,

a day will come at last when I,

Shall take the hidden paths that run, 

West of the Moon, East of the Sun.

 

Photos courtesy Elise D. and Patrick Parker – The Roaming Parkers