Yes, this chorus of voices was going from street corner to street corner and also ended up at Pioneer Square. Their other picture below along with the UPS truck bathed in pink, and the colorful backpack resting on a trash container. Clicking any of the photos will make them larger...
Hmmm, a cut and paste of today's images from Flicker below. I think my favorites are the Gary Fisher bicycle followed closely by the close-up of the Japanese Welcome Cat horn on its handlebar shown above. For better viewing of all the pix go here...
Ah, how long have I seen you? It seems like months. At first you were in front of the laundromat. But then it went out of business. And now you're hanging from a tree. Today, I thought someone had taken you down. Maybe to return you to your mate. Wherever it is. For now though you're still dangling. A pink beacon on NW Thurman.
More pix from the day... Click on any photo to see it larger.
Only when I looked away did I wear
a woolen cap and winter coat to confuse myself
and give in to the rot and the decay
of months and days of rain and mud seeping
through the windows,
and didn't I dream as always
the most northern
of the islands and of their
and wasn't it the one cold day
I could not remember that threw me
from behind the bar repeated sideways glances
and though the news was sad
I just had to laugh, having
read the book.
We ended up seeing North by Northwest today at Living Room Theater. It was raining and I was late so there are no photos of the Theater there near Burnside and Powell's. But here's an abstract taken while watching Ted before the movie started. Who could resist Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint on a rainy day? Not us. Plus we were able to enjoy salads. Other photos here.
A rainy, wet, damp day here in Portland that ended with this little bit of sunshine in a storefront window on NW Thurman near 24th. Like the Chinese dogs who were his ancestors this guy is the companion for the proprietors of Acanthus, our local upholstery shop. The dog probably has many stories to tell, some of them may be as interesting as the one that lies behind the image below.
Amy Gray and I came across these little protective devices on our walk downtown this morning. Size large (in fact, click the image and it will expand), Trojan Magnums, you have to wonder what happened to the third one in the package. Someone could write the story, the script. The plot would probably be somewhere between the tale of the two who used Amy's side yard for their rendezvous and Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche in Damage. Damage is the Louis Malle movie from 1992. Let's just say if Irons had been using condoms, Malle would have had more than one box of them.