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For a couple of years now, I have been sending #blasphemous nativitys to TX. @coolmomlisa "collects" them, and recently sent me this photo showing 7 sets on #christmas display (and as we speak, an 8th one is in the mail!). 🖤🖤🖤thanks Lisa! you make my spirits bright🖤🖤🖤
For a couple of years now, I have been sending #blasphemous  nativitys to TX. @coolmomlisa "collects" them, and recently sent me this photo showing 7 sets on #christmas  display (and as we speak, an 8th one is in the mail!). 🖤🖤🖤thanks Lisa! you make my spirits bright🖤🖤🖤
"...oh we wish you a merry christmas..." The Addams Family, early guerilla fighters in the #waronchristmas
"...oh we wish you a merry christmas..." The Addams Family, early guerilla fighters in the #waronchristmas 
#portlandoregon has many colorful nicknames - "Stumptown", "City of Roses" & "Bridgetown" -the latter is a nod to the many bridges crossing the #willametteriver This unique book shaped #tombstone, marks the final resting place of Joesph A. Strowbridge, an early proponent for connecting the two banks of the river via bridges. Before that, commerce & travel, was done by a fleet of ferries. The bridge idea wasn't immediately popular, with one contemporary citzen remarking "if there were a dozen bridges (I) would always use the ferry, that (my) horse might rest while crossing". Originally from #pennsylvania Joe was just 17 when he and his family traveled the famed #oregontrail to settle in Portland. Within days of arriving, his father died of "mountain fever", leaving young Joe as the sole provider. To make matters worse, the winter of 1852-53 was particularly harsh, and all of their livestock died, wiping out most of the families tangible assets. The next spring, Joe went to work anywhere he could find it, and invested his savings into exporting produce to the growing markets of San Francisco. Within three years, he had amassed a savings of $10,000 (over $300,000 adjusted). Unfortunately, the bank that his money was in "crashed" when the owners, under the cover of night, snuck all their gold reserves out of town. Completely broke again, the indusrious Strowbridge partnered with another businessman, and within a few years was running a hugely successful boot & shoe company. But one more time tragedy struck, and during the "Great Fire of 1873", the factory (along with 21 square blocks of downtown #portland) burned to the ground. Not one to be defeated, while looking over the damage he is qouted as saying "Well, the ground is left, I'll try again." He went on to rebuild, became a pillar of the community and donated to several large civic projects including the eventual bridging of the Willamtte River....and remember that guy who said he'd never take the bridge, even if there were a dozen? Well, with the 2015 completion of "Tilikum Crossing", there are now a dozen bridges to choose from (and no ferries). #deathstination
#portlandoregon  has many colorful nicknames - "Stumptown", "City of Roses" & "Bridgetown" -the latter is a nod to the many bridges crossing the #willametteriver  This unique book shaped #tombstone , marks the final resting place of Joesph A. Strowbridge, an early proponent for connecting the two banks of the river via bridges. Before that, commerce & travel, was done by a fleet of ferries. The bridge idea wasn't immediately popular, with one contemporary citzen remarking "if there were a dozen bridges (I) would always use the ferry, that (my) horse might rest while crossing". Originally from #pennsylvania  Joe was just 17 when he and his family traveled the famed #oregontrail  to settle in Portland. Within days of arriving, his father died of "mountain fever", leaving young Joe as the sole provider. To make matters worse, the winter of 1852-53 was particularly harsh, and all of their livestock died, wiping out most of the families tangible assets. The next spring, Joe went to work anywhere he could find it, and invested his savings into exporting produce to the growing markets of San Francisco. Within three years, he had amassed a savings of $10,000 (over $300,000 adjusted). Unfortunately, the bank that his money was in "crashed" when the owners, under the cover of night, snuck all their gold reserves out of town. Completely broke again, the indusrious Strowbridge partnered with another businessman, and within a few years was running a hugely successful boot & shoe company. But one more time tragedy struck, and during the "Great Fire of 1873", the factory (along with 21 square blocks of downtown #portland ) burned to the ground. Not one to be defeated, while looking over the damage he is qouted as saying "Well, the ground is left, I'll try again." He went on to rebuild, became a pillar of the community and donated to several large civic projects including the eventual bridging of the Willamtte River....and remember that guy who said he'd never take the bridge, even if there were a dozen? Well, with the 2015 completion of "Tilikum Crossing", there are now a dozen bridges to choose from (and no ferries). #deathstination 
If I have the story right, this past summer, a local homeless man moved into this tree. Apparently he had fashioned a sleeping platform from a discarded sheet of plywood. In the thick foliage, this arrangement was hidden from view - until he inadvertently blew his own cover. Someone noticed that the same bicycle was parked here every night, and when the powers who be went to remove the bike, his makeshift tree fort was discovered. #tombstones & #treeforts #livinginthecemetery
If I have the story right, this past summer, a local homeless man moved into this tree. Apparently he had fashioned a sleeping platform from a discarded sheet of plywood. In the thick foliage, this arrangement was hidden from view - until he inadvertently blew his own cover. Someone noticed that the same bicycle was parked here every night, and when the powers who be went to remove the bike, his makeshift tree fort was discovered. #tombstones  & #treeforts  #livinginthecemetery 
#epitaph "The pains of death are past, Labor and sorrow cease, And life's long warfare closed at last, His soul is found in peace."#tombstone #voodoo_society #cemetery #grave_affair #etoe_2 #graveyard_freaks #fa_sacral #aj_graveyards #tv_churchandgraves #project_necropolis #graveyard_dead #graveyard_life #vd_sepulcrum #portlandoregon
Just a small crowd turned up for Tengger Calvary #toobad cause it was a great #mongolian #folkmetal #throatsinging metal show.
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more stairs
@tengger_cavalry #mongolian #throatsinging #folkmetal - they did a "folk" set, and then a "metal" set.
When my daughters movie plans were canceled tonight, as a consolation prize, I offered to take her to #wingsofdesire & #chinesefood I don't make time for too many movies, but this is one of my all time favorites. #newgermancinema #peterfalk #wimwenders #nickcave #brunoganz #berlingermany #solveigdommartin #angels
Yesterday, downtown #popupmarket Longview, WA @odditiesdarkmarket 2 floors of local dark artists showing & selling #macabre #dark #quirky #creepy #momentomori #taxidermy #goth #oddities
"As you gather with those you love, may you find comfort in THEN, anticipation in WHEN, and above all, delight in NOW." #epitaph #tombstone #portlandoregon #voodoo_society #grave_affair #etoe_2 #graveyard_freaks #fa_sacral #aj_graveyards #tv_churchandgraves #project_necropolis #graveyard_dead #graveyard_life #vd_sepulcrum
yesterday, found this great (big) old framed photograph #thriftstorefinds the frame is 24 inches tall x 20 inches wide, with a bit of easy to fix plaster damage #antiquephoto the glass, and photograph are curved (convexed) and sorta "nest" together #bubbleglass written on the back, in barely legible pencil, it says "photo taken Sept(illegible)1918, 17 years and 4 days, Kansas City Missouri" #sweetseventeen I assuming this must be a 17th birthday portrait
yesterday, found this great (big) old framed photograph #thriftstorefinds  the frame is 24 inches tall x 20 inches wide, with a bit of easy to fix plaster damage #antiquephoto  the glass, and photograph are curved (convexed) and sorta "nest" together #bubbleglass  written on the back, in barely legible pencil, it says "photo taken Sept(illegible)1918, 17 years and 4 days, Kansas City Missouri" #sweetseventeen  I assuming this must be a 17th birthday portrait