Last week I photographed Hole-In-The-Wall Falls, a man-made waterfall located near Starvation Creek in the Columbia River Gorge. After returning from last week’s trip, I learned there was more about this unique waterfall and its history. The history was one of the most unusual washout mitigation ideas that I ever heard of. I returned to the location this week to check it out a little bit more.
Every Thursday, I will post a photo from my collection for my Throwback Thursday. The images I select are from my archives of few ten thousand images. The photos are from 2000 through 2016. Occasionally, I may select a scanned print image to share. The collection is also viewed in the Throwback section in the Photo menu above.
Starting off the Throwback Thursday series is this photo of a lightning strike seen from Dufur, Oregon, along U.S. 197 on August 17, 2010. Lightning strikes are extremely challenging to capture. I do have a half-dozen images, but I chose this one as the car heading around the curve adds for a good element.
Hole-In-The Wall Falls looks like any other small waterfall cascading on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. That’s what I thought when I first saw it until I saw a plaque on the new circular picnic area with “HOLE-IN-THE-WALL FALLS – CREATED 1938.” There is apparently a history with this man-made waterfall, which I will not go into now. I will revisit this site later.
“Easter Dawn” taken near Wasco, Oregon.
The Fifth Avenue Building (1400 SW 5th Ave.) east façade terracotta panels began buckling around the fourth floor on Tuesday. The initial reports stated that the ten-story building in downtown Portland was in danger of collapsing. Later reports that day stated that no structural damage was found.