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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

New signs bid drivers an Albany welcome

Written April 6th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

It was three years ago that a reader of this website suggested Albany replace the dilapidated wooden welcome sign on Highway 20. That sign was taken down in 2019, and now a new one of metal has taken its place.


Unique place: Rail, river and new housing

Written April 6th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Because of  its unique location, the Edgewater Village housing complex keeps getting my attention. Not only is it Albany’s first such development on the Willamette River, but it also sits at the over-and-under intersection of two historical rail lines.


Water Avenue: A key in riverfront project

Written April 5th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

A rainy Saturday afternoon during the corona crisis may not be the best time to image how Albany’s Water Avenue could possibly be enhanced to make it attractive as a gateway to the Willamette River just on the other side.


First the corona, and then an election

Written April 4th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As if the coronavirus panic was not bad enough, there’s an election right around the corner. But nobody around here has paid it much attention so far.


Corona Days: Meanwhile at Talking Waters

Written April 3rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s Talking Water Gardens remain open to the public during the corona crisis, but visitors may find the waters silent, and lower than they used to be. What’s going on?


Our Days of Corona: Watch construction

Written April 3rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

People meandering around Albany, on foot or on the bike, for something to do during these Days of Corona don’t have many sights to attract their attention. So how about watching the goings-on at construction sites?


My corona rides: Here’s another scene

Written April 1st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Self-isolating on the bike on Albany’s empty streets during these Days of Corona, you pretty soon run out of notable things to see and photograph. But then you come across this, and the message is: “Stay Out.”


 
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