Prineville

August 26, 2014

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Welcome to Prineville! I spent a few days here in this small town; it’s definitely not one of the foremost tourist destinations in Oregon but I really enjoyed the slower relaxing pace, beautiful sunsets, abundance of wildlife and quaint old-timey buildings. Quite a turnaround from New York!

I mentioned my family ties to Oregon and a large chunk of family are based in Prineville. There was one night where there were maybe 12 people in the room who I have a blood relationship with. It was weirdly assuring to experience “family” in Prineville; I have a difficult relationship with both my parents and have few other relatives in the UK, so growing up I often felt very apart from anything you could call “family”. Whilst it was an interesting peek into what life with a large family could have been like, I’m grateful I grew up largely alone. I’m also lucky I have multiple surrogate mother and father figures around these daysΒ (as well as a slew of older brother types who I can annoy and bicker with in equal measure).

Family musings aside! There were quite a few weird coincidences and serendipitous moments during my month long dash round the US (I believe in magic). One of the weirdest was watching Back to the Future on the plane over to Oregon and then arriving in Prineville to be told that the clock tower in the film is the same as (i.e. directly copied) the clock tower in Prineville. Have you seen the film/do you recognise it?

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7 responses to “Prineville”

  1. Anna says:

    Beautiful photography, that sky looks stunning πŸ™‚

  2. jennie says:

    Gorgeous photographs, thank you for sharing! Families can be funny things, I have a really close relationship with my mother, but I haven’t seen my father for many years and I’m okay with that. The idea of being surrounded by lots of family members at once all the time kind of scares me a little, I really value my alone time <3 xx

  3. Emmy says:

    I love Back To The Future! I do recognize the clock. Serendipitous indeed, eh?
    PS Love your dress btw.

  4. Kim says:

    how cool about back to the future and the clock tower!! great pics I LOVE the little fawn in the poppies so cute πŸ™‚

  5. Lucy says:

    Fantastic pics!!! love it.

  6. Priya says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures of Oregon! I’ve only visited Portland once, but I’d love to go back! That last sunset picture is unreal. I love small towns like this, and I never really get to spend enough time in them. Prineville looks lovely.

    Somewhat like you, I only grew up with my immediate family (though it is actually pretty big) and my extended family scattered around the world. It is a weird feeling if we ever get together, to be surrounded by large groups of people that are your blood relatives!

    β™₯ perfectly Priya

  7. Priya says:

    Oh and YES I recognize the clock tower! How cool!!

    β™₯ perfectly Priya

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