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Another one from Ashland today with my wide angle, manual, prime lens.

Ashland’s Plaza – before the dawn

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Ashland’s Plaza before the face lift

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Ashland Plaza – 2012 Holiday Lights

The plaza in Downtown Ashland was once covered in trees. Right now there is nothing but a big mud hole. Apparently, one of the trees was diseased and another had some sort of future problem. So nearly everything has been ripped out, and a new plaza will be emerging in the next few months. Things are supposed to look good again by the end of March.

Today’s photo is of the last glimpse of one of the now gone trees. This tree was the last one in town to retain its autumn leaves–well into December.

Intuitive Compass – Zombie Gypsy Punk from Ashland

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Nora O'Dea on Resophonic Mandolin for Intuitive Compass

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Intuitive Compass playing some tunes after the Ashland Halloween Parade

Wyatt Yurth of Intuitive compass on zombie banjo

Wyatt Yurth's zombie on banjo for Intuitive Compass

I’m not normally a huge fan of bluegrass music (even though Intuitive Compass’s strand of bluegrass is more than a bit twisted), but after the Ashland Halloween Parade I enjoyed listening to Intuitive Compass, who set up in the middle of the normally busy street on the Ashland Plaza. Perhaps it was the beer, or the costumes, or Wyatt Yurth’s resemblance to Mikael Akerfeldt; all I know is I felt very good at the time.

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Zombie Daniel Wyatt playing the stand-up bass for Intuitive Compass Parade 2011 (6 of 7) Parade 2011 heads into Ashland's plaza

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Beth Coye, author of My Navy Too, served as parade Grand Marshal.

Southern Oregon University students march in SOPride Parade 2011

Siskiyou Boulevard before the dawn

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Just another photo from my pre-dawn photos I took a few weeks back. This one is from the plaza in downtown Ashland looking up Siskiyou Blvd. towards the Ashland Springs Hotel which you can see in the distance.

Ashland Halloween Parade on the Plaza

This photo is from the 2008 parade. If you get tired of looking at costumes you can always check out the fall foliage. For some of my 2009 Halloween photos (not of Ashland since I’m living in Tokyo for the year) click here.

Downtown Ashland before the dawn

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Continuing the series I began a couple weeks ago, here are some downtown businesses long before they opened for the day.

Another photo of The Black Sheep can be found here.

If you have a large screen, click on the image for a bigger view so you can see your options with Noah’s River Adventures. Do you want to go down the Rogue River, Klamath River, or Salmon River today?

The Black Sheep on the Fourth of July

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Being in the parade provided a unique vantage point for taking pictures. I’ve shown you The Black Sheep before, but it is funner this way with dozens of people in front of it, smiling at you, as you go down the parade route in a truck pulling a float.

The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep, like Omar’s, is an Ashland icon. Fashioned like a British pub, you can play darts, make calls from a London-style phone booth, or just enjoy an English beer or meal. On Sundays they have Celtic music. I’ve actually been to the Black Sheep twice in the past couple weeks. I’ve never been in Louie’s (bottom left), but I’m guessing it, and the Black Sheep, were quite crowded last night for St. Patty’s Day.

The building the Black Sheep is in is more than a hundred years old (130 years next year to be exact). The Cafe sign on the side of it isn’t that old but I’m guessing it is several decades old. TheĀ heraldic banners you see in this picture are all over town, especially the plaza area, because of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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