Still on the Astoria Riverwalk, peering over the trees once you near the Columbia River Maritime Museum, you’ll see the 90-year-old Astoria Column. This 125-foot/38-meter column sits atop a 600-foot/180-meter hill southeast of town. The column has a mural that spirals upwards from the base. This mural, if laid straight, would measure over 500 feet/150 meters.
Shortly after passing the Maritime Museum we turned south into main section of town in search of lunch. This place looked interesting, and certainly had a long line, but lack of seating kept us moving:
Astoria has some great architectural treasures. Here is the Liberty Theater, which has been undergoing restoration since 1998:
Also in town are charming houses and a former county jail that now houses the Oregon Film Museum:
Even the trash receptacles are photogenic:
And there is bright, colorful flora at nearly every turn:
As for the flowers above, you may recall I’ve shown the same type in one of our tours of Anchorage:
And a couple more images from around Astoria: