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For the curious, here’s a blog that features factual points of interest in image form about Portland, Oregon.

Images date back as far as to the mid-1800’s! Especially for those who are moving to this awesome city, a little bit of a history lesson might help with understanding those of us who have been here a while: our love for old historic buildings, ancient cemeteries in the middle of what would be prime real estate, empty gravel lots that haven’t been touched in decades that are too at prime locations,  the unique pronunciations of street names, etc.

This is the city I live in.

Yesterday’s Tomorrow – A Portland Journey from Uncage the Soul Productions on Vimeo.

Produced 2015 by Uncage the Soul Productions http://www.uncagethesoul.com
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Original Music Composition by Peter Bosack http://www.peterbosackmusic.com
Visual Effects Artist Chloie Medeiros http://chloiemedeiros.wix.com/chloiemedeiros

In “Yesterday’s Tomorrow,” we brought our cameras to the same position and angles of our favorite Portland historic images. We wondered, what’s changed? What’s remained the same? This ‘new’ Portland that is captivating national attention- how new is it really?

We’ve seen books and blogs using the “Then and Now” treatment to show side by side the historic and present via photos. But in our curiosity and research, we could not find many or any examples of this comparison being done with motion video. Thinking about it more, we got excited to use timelapse and slow motion to bend and warp present time while exploring past time. The idea was sparked. The project started. Research into what old photos existed began.

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I like cute things. Cannot. Resist. Cats, hamsters, stickers, food, clothing, accessories, etc. etc. etc. With that in mind I may have come across the number one blogging duo that provide inspiration and information without a lot of verbal fluff.

Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess

I’m not going to make a list of pros and cons about this blogging duo as of yet because frankly I haven’t found anything jarring or obnoxious about the experience these two sisters provide their audience.

After the honeymoon I am probably going to live on this blog for a while and test out some of their DIY projects.

Kitchen Rugs
Lace Headband
Constellation Scarf
and if I had my own kitchen to demo and rebuild: all of this.

 

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We have submitted to Comcast…

The good side of this is that I got some pretty damn cute pictures of Lucy-purr being trapped in the bedroom.

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With ourselves strapped to the back of the Comcast turtle, even Lucy will have to make some sacrifices starting with her waistline. She didn’t get any Christmas presents, so we went and bought her some new kitty treats and new food. The new food is meant for weight control of indoor elderly kitties. Yes, Lucy is an elderly kitty. Strictly we will be feeding her 1/4 cup in the morning and 1/4 cup at night by actually measuring, not eyeballing. I also put her food in a smaller bowl so she could reach all the pieces of kibble with her little snout. Heaven forbid she use her tongue to get the kibble in the corners of a bowl.

We also got her another flea collar. I’m not sure how they got back onto her, but she’s got a hot patch again! Smaller this time, but still. My poor fuzzy. =(

Flea collar, treats, new and better for her food. Long Live the Little Devil….eeen!! Queen! Really, she’s a cat.

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We’ve moved! And the little kitty-poo-poo is a happy camper!

New things to sniff, new windows to look out of (second story), mountains of boxes to hide behind and lounge upon! The first night there I could tell she was very pleased with the move.

More to come!

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