HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

History revived: A cow’s head on Second Ave.

Written February 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

That’s a fine-looking head of cattle, and one of these days it will overlook Second Avenue in downtown Albany the way its predecessor did a century ago.


No off-street parking? It’s code

Written September 29th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Now that parking for the Albany Carousel has become an issue, people keep asking why off-street parking was not provided when this attraction was built. The answer is that it was not required by the city’s rules.


Carousel opening: The sidelights

Written August 15th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Hundreds of people showed up Tuesday morning for the opening of the Albany Carousel. That means you’ll be treated to thousands of photos and videos on social and various other media. Here’s a collection of sidelights.

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Thinking of carousel parking ideas

Written June 21st, 2017 by Hasso Hering

At City Hall they’ve been thinking about what to do if an acute parking shortage hits downtown once the Albany Carousel opens. And no, the alternatives so far don’t include asking visitors to come by bike, as much sense as that (in theory) would make.


The day Albany Carousel will open

Written June 2nd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

You probably had no idea there is such a thing as National Carousel Day, let alone when it is. Well, it’s on July 25, and that’s the date when the Albany Carousel is scheduled to open.

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Albany postmaster: Move? Why?

Written May 15th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s new postmaster has been hearing about the idea that the post office should move. But she has a question: “Why should we move when we own this building?”


How’s the view from up there?

Written January 13th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Men were swarming over the roof the Albany Carousel building this morning, tempting passersby like me to take yet another photo of this downtown landmark as it is taking shape.


 
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