Awesome architecture in NW Portland

Hello, dahlings! I’ve been meaning to share these photos of the wonderful architecture on St Andrews Catholic Church down in Portland where we did a photo shoot last week. But, I am having a super un-energetic week this week. Not sure if it’s due to the gray weather, me running out of flavored coffee creamer and choosing to drink tea instead of unflavored coffee (bleh!), or a total lack of sleep on Sunday night before having to get up early to be on set as an extra for the first day of filming for The Librarians, season 4. (Whoo!) I feel like I’ve been taking naps every day to catch up from that one night of terrible sleep. But it’s also been super gray and rainy out, and I know that affects my energy level a bit, too. Today, I’ve had my coffee and have been going all day! I know, the struggle is real peeps…

I’m sure there are a lot of other old churches around Portland with beautiful architecture. In fact, I know there are. I fully intend to visit more of them some day. But for now, this is the one I visited recently. All my¬†architecture lovers out there, this post is for you!

 

St. Andrews Catholic Church, Portland, OR

St. Andrews Catholic Church, Portland, OR

 

Ornate door

Ornate door

 

Quiet reflections

Quiet reflections

 

Through the dogwoods

Through the dogwoods

 

Amazing architecture

Amazing architecture

 

Door artwork

Door artwork

 

 

 

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California Dreaming

I keep getting the song ‘Hello’ by Adele stuck in my head. I keep playing it on YouTube over and over again. Do you ever do that with a song you like? Just keep replaying it until you’re finally sick of it, or move on to another one and then start listening to the new song over and over again? The phrase ‘I’m in California dreaming’ keeps getting stuck in my mind. I recently went down there just to get away. It was wonderful to be warm again and see sunshine and flowers and ocean beaches. I realize I’m on the train to Brokeville, so it may be my last trip on a plane for a long while – but it was so good to just escape my life that is falling apart around me, and just be free! It’s raining here in Oregon, things aren’t any better at home. In fact, they may even be worse, but somehow despite the fact that my soul feels heavy from the weight of all the things going wrong in my life right now, my heart feels light, as I’m still in California dreaming in my head…

 

 

Statue of Santa Monica

Statue of Santa Monica

 

Through the slats

Through the slats

 

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier

 

3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, California

3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, California

 

Santa Monica City Hall

Santa Monica City Hall

 

Surfer girl graffiti

Surfer girl graffiti

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