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porttownsend (11 of 45)Last time I told the tale of our Victoria vacation converted to the San Juans. I also mentioned that we stopped by Port Townsend on the way home, and I would post some photos on a future blog post. The future is now 🙂

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Port Townsend, Washington has an interesting history. It was “discovered” by George Vancouver in the late 18th century as a “safe harbor”. In the mid 1850s the town was very prosperous and the future looked bright. The downtown area had elaborate buildings erected as the local industry awaited the arrival of the railroad that would connect them to Tacoma. The 1890s saw an economic depression that halted the advance of the railroad and caused the boom of Port Townsend to become a long economic decline. It was not until the 1920s that this charming city began to see any real improvement. Those gorgeous buildings however had remained. The long period of slow growth in Port Townsend kept investment in new structures away and those grand edifices were simply reused. By the time their was any “pressure” to tear down and rebuild, the historic value in these buildings lead to preservation. Sometimes good things come about from bad situations. Port Townsend is now a significant tourist attraction and those old Victorian buildings house a variety of shops and boutiques. The entire downtown is listed as a National Historic Place.

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This was my second trip to Port Townsend and the first with a decent camera in hand. I got a lot of use out of that lens I ordered from Japan a few months ago. The Canon EOS-M 11-22mm STM performed admirably and allowed me to get some nice shots of the town whilst walking around and looking at the shops. I have always had a soft spot for architecture and these well maintained and nicely restore Victorians were a joy to image. I really liked the courthouse building with the clock tower. By the time I was shooting that shot wifey was about fed up with my camera clicking 😉 I really didn’t get a good shot of it 😦 It would be nice to visit again with time to really set up the shots.

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