Our beach house was just down the road from Tillamook, OR (home of Tillamook Cheese) where there’s an air museum that we toured. Looking at the aircraft was fun but the highlight for me was the WWII blimp hangar the museum is housed in.

The hangar is MASSIVE. Apparently it’s the largest wooden structure in the world. (Interesting fact: there used to be two hangars until 1992 when someone decided that it seemed like a good idea to use one of the world’s largest wooden structures as storage for BALES OF DRY HAY and the whole thing went up in a huge fireball.)

This picture makes me happy since I’ve been feeling a little uninspired with photography lately. I’ve had a passion for photography since I was in high school but sometimes my enthusiasm for it wanes: life get busy and I just don’t have the energy for it. I’m a chronic dabbler–I haven’t met a hobby that doesn’t seem interesting yet–but photography is my main interest (with woodworking a close second) and I think I’ll always come back to it again and again. With this photo I felt that rush of falling in love with taking pictures again.

I also took a few photos of the hangar using film; I’m excited to see if/how they turn out.

4 thoughts on “Cathedral”

  1. I'm so jealous that you were on the Oregon coast. Ethan and I just loved Canon Beach and still dream of getting back there again. And to see my parents too of course! Did you take the tour at the Tilamook factory? The ice cream…so wonderful.

  2. Celeste, it was really a beautiful place to spend a week. N and E did stop by the dairy with mixed results (as you might expect when you have a milk allergy) which I might post about later.

    Ken, I wish my phone took pictures like this! I did snap some with my phone's Hipstamatic app and will post them for comparison.

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