Urban spelunking: a beautiful story about old pictures, told in new pictures, in a basement.

January 9, 2013 — Leave a comment

 

A musical model found in the subterranean depths of a basement in Portland.

A musical model found in the subterranean depths of a basement in Portland.

This is a wonderful story about an old basement in the old Pittock Block building in Portland. Wait, don’t go! It’s really about the magic mojo of urban spelunking. The kind of mojo that’s discovered quite freakishly, what with all the urban spelunking, the cha-cha bathing beauties, and World War I updates on tattered old paper plastered on the walls, deeeeeeeeeep in the bowels of a big ol’ building. It’s old-meets-new. It’s historic preservation. It’s cool discovery. The ironic twist part at the end about old communications intersecting with new communications is just wonderful. As basement stories go, it’s a a dandy. Click, read, enjoy. Here’s a story about it from the Oregonian.

Very old meets very new.

Very old meets very new.

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