Monday, February 28, 2011

Thomas Lauderdale and Michael Francis

059/365 ~ Thomas Lauderdale and Michael Francis

Here they are with the Oregon Symphony after Lauderdale had completed his performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor. A great evening that ended with a performance of Marquez' Danzon No. 2.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Comorant ~ Check Out My Blue Eye

Like my Antartica brethern whose common name is Blue-Eyed Shag, I have blue eyes, sometimes they may look green, it just depends upon who is looking!!!!

058/365 ~ Blue Eyes

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Kelsey Encircled

Limited walking but any walk starts out with a nod to Kelsey painted by Stephen Ferreira.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wires and Rope

The cane and I went to the Ecotrust Building...
Why a crab pot only the gods know.
Wire and Rope

Friday, February 18, 2011

Shrunken View

The views from the camera will be limited for a few days due to a slip and fall leaving the back singing the blues.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Marquam Hill

A great place to view Portland is from the OHSU campus on Marqum Hill. Travel up by walking, driving a car, riding the bus or taking the tram. Whatever method you use, go to the ninth floor of the Physician's Pavillion and you'll see views like these...

Next Stop Please

Portland Skyline

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Car Wash Abstraction

DB Cooper, the mini that is, was so dirty we ran him through KISS car wash on Burnside and NW 19th today. All of the world is beautiful, even a car wash!!!

046/365 ~ Car Wash Abstract

Car Wash Abstract

Monday, February 14, 2011

Late Night Walk

Images from the evening walk...

"Blue Sky in a Puddle"
045/365 ~ Stairway to Another World


Drinks served upstairs at this apartment building...
Martini Glass

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Walking Past the Western Motel

When you're on the third floor of the Portland Art Museum's CMCA you'll notice that the face from Rainer Fetting's painting is staring at you through the window of Edward and Nancy Keinholz' Western Motel.

F is for Fetting's Face

Saturday, February 12, 2011

New Rule

Ah, the Portland Art Museum is now allowing non-flash photography in certain areas of the museum. Oh, the Joy to quote William Clark.

Here is a vignette from the Northwest gallery on the fourth floor of the Hoffman wing. Chihuly, Russo, Chihuly reflected, Morris, and Gregory Grennon.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Night Busker

You have to admire his set-up utilizing some interesting Vodka bottles along with his plastic buckets.

042/365 ~ Street Percussion

Tenors and Turandot

Tonight was opera night. Portland Opera's Turandot played out with a modern set and staging... austere, leaving your eyes to wander over the starkness and enjoy the nuance of texture and light. All the more time for your brain to focus on the singing. Well done, we especially loved the tenor ...
041/365 Turandot ~ Portland Opera

and since there's no recording of tonight's performance available, I chose Franco Corelli's Nessun Dorma...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dog and Horse

Another toy horse sighting on NW 23rd. The small black chihuahua demanded to have his photo taken with this beauty on the Overton corner. That was in front of Starbucks and certainly did stop traffic.
Street Horse and Django

Monday, February 7, 2011

Yuja Wang with the Oregon Symphony

Tonight was the third night of Yuja Wang performing with the Oregon Symphony this month. She had two encores after her Rachmaninoff Concerto 3. She was amazingly wonderful.

038/365 ~ Yuja Wang after Her Second Encore

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sock Monkeys on Display

One fun part of walking down NW 23rd is to look in the shop windows. Three Monkeys is especially fun. And today was no different. Sock Monkeys reigned supreme...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Night Out

Flowers from the Members Night at the Portland Art Museum. Great fun had by all, both nights as I understand it from reports about the Patrons event.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Preparing to Mount

Officer Wollstein had just walked his horse from the corner of NW 9th and Front to the Encore. As he walked along this ledge, he spoke with his horse in the most gentle voice. 

Mounted Patrol ~Officer Wollstein

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Between Meals at Hot Lips

Hot Lips is a great place to have lunch, dinner or an in between meal snack. Today the light from the sun at around 4:00 was perfect! We chose to be indoors but some people were outside as if it were spring!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bread is one of the cornerstones of our morning meals, actually most meals. Lovejoy Bakers is one of our favorite places to buy bread...

Innocence and Delight

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Steel Bridge Raised

The only thing better than watching the bridge rise would be to be on the platform as it goes up!

Walkway to Nowhere