Today was overcast and slightly misting when I headed out. It was such a huge relief! The air was finally cool and crisp. The sun barely came out at all. It was just the best weather for walking. I walked down 12th to Burnside and looped back on 14th. It was a very urban walk and I've never gone as far North as Burnside before. It was a great walk.
I finally got a better look at where the overpass used to be. I can't even imagine what this area will look like 3 years from now.
I took this route, because I figured I should document the other face I've seen. This little guy is maybe a half an inch tall. He's at the corner of Powell and Milwaukie, right next to the Aladdin theater. I wonder how long he's been there.
After I crossed Powell, I saw another face. It looked almost identical to his twin across the street. I searched the rest of the poles at that intersection, but didn't find any more faces. I really would love to find more of these.
Art Fills the Void
The Portland Zine Sympossium was last weekend. The event looked really cool and I heard great things about it. I'd love to go next year.
The Jolly Roger is part of Portland lore.
Eek! 1903! I couldn't believe my luck. I'm still looking for 1905 and 1906; I never thought I'd see a 1903. So cool! I wonder if I can find a 1902.
This is the first time that I've looked closely at this Mural on Morrison and 12th. I've driven by it a million times. And in true inner East side fashion, I had to walk around most of a roasted chicken on the ground to get this picture.
I love that they included tall bikes in the mural. I see these everywhere and they kind of scare me. How do people not fall off? What do they do if they have to stop all of a sudden. I'm in awe of folks who have mastered tall bikes.
I love these old beautiful street lamps.
I chuckled when I saw this eagle in the meridian in the middle of a street. Very different than the eagle I saw on my last walk.
#88 Nicolas Batum - I had to look this up. This image took up the entire garage door.
The LOS Poetry Pole - Won't it be great. Won't it be grand. Oh where will it stand? A post with a poem. Words with a way of saying hello. Won't you please stay, Rest for a moment. Read words that I pray, Bring a smile to your lips, And hope to your day.
I walked around Washington high school. This school has been boarded up for ages. It's great that PICA has been using it lately for their events. It's a beautiful building and I would love to see it being used more.
I walked through Ladd's Addition on my way home. The community comes together to maintain the four rose gardens in Ladd's Addition. This Saturday, they will dead head roses to keep them healthy.
It's getting seriously crazy with the presidential election this year. I wish everyone, no matter what they believe, will vote. It's truly the only way to make change happen.
Two blocks from home, I heard this guy barking at me. I turned around and he was just staring at me. I walked closer and he started heading down the tree. For a few seconds we were eye to eye with only a few inches in between. I quickly took a few steps back, because I sort of fear a squirrel will jump on my head some day. I think that would hurt. This is a dark picture, but hopefully you can how earnestly he was trying to get closer to me.