Who would have thought they would find so many owls and a crow facing off in downtown Portland. This is the window to the old Carl Greve jewelry store on SW Morrison and Park Avenues.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Today's image is of the Portland Streetcar near Jamison Square. It's about ready to stop at Johnson and 11th. Green on Green including a green Streetcar Checker! In Berlin they're much more terrifying. That said I loved Berlin and would move there if the opportunity presented itself.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
One of our cats went missing while we were on vacation. We cut our vacation short and returned to a rainy Portland. The good news is about 20 minutes after our arrival I had found Calvin. Long story short the Blog will be posted from Portland tomorrow.
Looking into the Carson City, Nevada area from the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The Blog is getting used to the cold and snow here in South Lake Tahoe. Getting around on the streets is difficult for walking, must be careful not to slip and fall. And most importantly avoid the piles of snow! Regular programming to resume Monday, 29 November.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Not only did the blog experience flight delays with snow and icy conditions it also ran into "Server Rejected" Messages when attempting to upload to Blogger. So we're linking to Flickr directly tonight. Sleep tight and see you tomorrow.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Yes, another trip out of town. Not nearly as exotic as Istanbul. For the next five days Portland Through My Lens or Take the Streetcar will be publishing from South Lake Tahoe, California. During the process of getting ready, I took a run through Northwest Portland, eventually taking the Streetcar since I had gone past my turn around point. Here's a bright umbrella from that run. It was raining and the iPhone made a brave entry out of its plastic bag to capture this bright spot on a gray day.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Someday the Portland Streetcar will run along the east side of the Willamette River. When that happens you'll be able to visit Badbeard's Microroastery on Sandy and Stark. Here are two future roasters learning the ropes so to speak. As I recall they're looking for Waldos, those funny little off colored beans that make most of the other specialty roasts taste "not so good". Justin Kagan the owner of Badbeard's spends long hours looking for those so your coffee will taste top notch. Also taking credit for the best coffee served in your cup is his fastidious roasting. Not all roasters are made equal.
Hilary and Elizabeth looking for Waldos.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Truth in blogging, the first image is on the way to the Portland Art Museum, steps away from the Portland Streetcar line. The second third and fourth are from inside the Mark Building. That would be the old Masonic Temple. Don't try to take photos of the art work. Looking out the window seems to be okay. And the last one was while I was stalking Big Pink. Those photos will be later...
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Leafs are still falling here in Portland. It's getting colder and of course it has been raining. Today's photos include this outdoor setting of empty chairs
and for an indoors look a cello being played by none other than Justin Kagan
clicking on either photo will drop you into the Flickr photostream at their locations.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Today was dark and gray but if you look closely as you walk down the streets you'll find different types of brightness to keep your spirits buoyant. First up is Jen Heckmann's "Hip Hound" recently moved from NW Westover. The tiny bright lights at Kitchen Kaboodle will keep your eyes moving and you'll be ready to stop at the neon sign that suggests you come in for a pint. Clicking on any image will drop you into the Flickr photostream.