Oregon – Portland (Oaks Park)

On Wednesday, I drove to the Sellwood area of Portland, Oregon.  Near the Sellwood Bridge is an amusement park, called Oaks Park.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oaks_Amusement_Park & http://www.oakspark.com/)

The amusement park is more than 100 years old and one of the oldest operating amusement parks in the nation.

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When I arrived, the amusement park was emptying (from an end of school year party for middle school kids).  So I walked around taking pictures, as the amusement park was closing down for the day.

I entered through a nice park/picnic area, which overlooks the Willamette River.

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There were lots of rides….

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the Carousel….

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the Scream’n’ Eagle…

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the Rock & Roll…

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the Rock-O-Plane…

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Eileen Newman, Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker               eileen14800@gmail.com                      503-451-0385

All photographs and blog content – copyright 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman


New York – New York City

Grabbed a train upstate, in White Plains, and headed south to NYC.   (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City)


Got off the train at Grand Central Station.  It is a massive place!  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Central_Terminal)


My hotel was in the Penn Station/Herald Square area.  The room was on one of the top floors and had a view of the Empire State Building, if you looked sharply to the left as you looked out the window.  (Taken through the window – the window would not open.)  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_State_Building)

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Walked around the hotel area….

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the vendors….

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New York’s Finest….

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the cabbies….

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Took the subway (to Battery Park) to get to the Staten Island Ferry.


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From the Staten Island Ferry….  (A commuter ferry that goes by the Statue of Liberty)   (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staten_Island_Ferry)

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Returned to Manhattan and visited Battery Park…  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battery_Park)

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              Eileen Newman, Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker           eileen14800@gmail.com                      503-451-0385

Photographs and blog content – copyright 2011-2015  Eileen Newman