REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Monday, March 16, 2015

P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday #11


"Off a quiet residential street in the northeast Oregon town of La Grande lies what is possibly the most architecturally outstanding outdoor staircase in Oregon.  The Italian Renaissance Revival Grand Staircase {built in 1929} rises five tears up a hillside on the campus of Eastern Oregon University.  Unfortunately, it is forgotten and deteriorating, the victim of ground movement, La Grande's harsh winters, and the budget woes of Oregon's higher education system."  

This beautiful old staircase is now closed off to use because of its deteriorated state.  However, I visit it each time I visit the campus with my camera.  In fact, I always park my car just across the narrow street from the staircase.  Today's image is my choice for Kent Weakley's Project 52 and Sweet Shot Tuesday.

6 comments:

Dina Lettre said...

Lovely texture!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I loved this!

seraireland said...

Love this image, the colors, & texture in it :)

Jayne said...

Beautiful architecture!! Very nice shot!

Brooke Neal said...

Beautiful staircase and great shot.

bailey-road.com said...

Such a shame that a beautiful icon like this is forgotten and deteriorating. Thank goodness for photographs to help us remember its beauty.