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this evening i went exploring the grounds of this old hotel on the columbia river.  the hotel is split into two parts by the freeway that runs from portland to vancouver.  the part of the hotel on the west side of the freeway is totally abandoned… the part on the east side seems like it is on life support.  there is still activity, but it feels like it is trapped in another decade.

i can only imagine how fancy the hotel must have been in it’s heyday.  huge ballrooms and exhibition space. giant chandeliers. tons of rooms. i’m sure that in the years before the expo and convention centers where built this hotel was hopping with activity.

i wonder what will become of it…

for now it is definitely breeding dust.


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