Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Elephants in Portland

Years ago when I lived in San Francisco, I would hear this refrain while listen to the radio "Farms in Berkley?" Whenever I go by these elephants in the North Park Blocks I think, "Elephants in Portland?"

Elephants in the North Park Blocks

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Inside Walk

The camera took a walk inside today for a variety of reasons. Hobbes' eye was the end result...

088/365 Out of the Corner of His Eye

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mario's Alphabet Soup

Walk down SW Broadway heading towards the Heathman Hotel and the Schnitzer Concert Hall and you will pass Mario's, an extremely expensive men's and women's clothing store. Their window designers are inspired. This month they've had various versions of soup cans ala Andy Warhol.

They're brightening the insides of the stores while the flowers of spring do that outside...
087/365 ~ Mario's ala Warhol

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Another Spring Day

Closet cleaning with inclement weather limited the camera's walk today. Mine too, but I did capture this Rhododendron.

086/365 ~ Eighth Day of Spring

And so you won't be inundated with pink here's a view from the top floor of my rowhouse.
Top Floor View

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Seventh Day of Spring ~ Portland

Today sported a few moments of sun interlaced with many of rain. Here are some cherry blossoms. They're everywhere right now here in Portland.

Seventh Day of Spring

Cherry Blossoms

And here are some blossoms masquerading as cotton candy...
085/365 ~ Pink Haze

Friday, March 25, 2011

Arnica String Quartet

The highlight of the day was listening to members of the Arnica String Quartet play at Bob Priest's Marzena production at the Community Music Center on SE Francis.

There's another night of modern music tomorrow including works trombonist Stuart Dempster as well as the Free Marz String Quartet. Don't miss it. Starts at 8:00 PM.

Arnica String Quartet

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Entrance to "Riches of A City"

081/365 Roy Lichtenstein ~ Riches of a City

"Staring out at you from the get-go at the exhibit's main-floor entrance is Roy Lichtenstein's giant 1992 screenprint "Wallpaper With Blue Floor Interior." With its strangely squiggled carpet, sharp modern angles, signature polka dots and plush sofa, Lichtenstein's iconic print suggests sly contemporary chic and immense comfort. Kick off your shoes, metaphorically at least, and relax. You're behind closed doors."
from Bob Hicks' review in the Oregonian of this amazing exhibit...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Promise of Portland Spring

On the second day of Spring, the sun finally broke through the clouds brightening the skies above Wallace Park in Northwest Portland.

Wallace Park

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day ~ Green

A series of green images to help celebrate the day.

Dinner of colcannon and salad
St. Patrick's Day ~ Colcannon and Salad

Oolong tea on a green pottery petal
Oolong Tea ~ Strong Fire

Sign on NW 23rd
Fat Straw

Bulldog at the Heathman Hotel
Heathman Hotel ~ St. Patrick's Day

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Chairman Mao

Visit the Portland Art Museum and you'll be able to see the exhibit, Riches of the City through May 22, 2011. One large piece is Andy Warhol's Chairman Mao. And if you turn around and look to your left you'll see Mao reflected in Tseng Kwong Chi's self-portrait in front of the World Trade Center Towers. Mao is everywhere it seems.

075/365 ~ Chairman Mao

Tseng Kwong Chi and Chairman Mao

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Holkotter Lamp as Test of a Relationship

This lamp was the center of my day. After the outing to the Oregon Symphony last night, the camera walked across the room and took a victory photo ~ all of the energy either of us had.

075/365 The Lamp

Monday, March 14, 2011

Baibe Skride Played Khachaturian

Another day, another musical event...

This time it was Baibe Skride playing Khachaturian at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. She joined the Oregon Symphony making the walls rock.

Baiba Skride Played Khachaturian

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Calder Quartet at the Portland Art Museum


Calder Quartet

I'm up floating with the Alexander Calder sculpture listening to the Calder Quartet play Leo Jancek Quartet #2 "Intimate Letters".

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Red Doors at Cargo


These doors are on the side of Cargo, an import emporium of exotic goods here in Portland, Oregon. In China, it's said to be a tradition to paint your front door red before the new year. This invites good luck and happiness.

071/365 ~ Door Dragons

Friday, March 11, 2011

Beach at the Portland Art Museum

For a limited time only, a beach is on view just inside the main lobby of the Portland Art Museum. Here's a view of Ted (the security officer on the left) and his compatriot standing guard to the Riches of the City exhibit as well as the beach scene...

Guarding the Beach Entrance

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Red Hats, Snuff Bottles and the Dying Gaul

These ladies from the Red Hat Society were gathering for a visit to the Portland Art Museum.
Bolt and Red Hats ~ 068/365

Across the hall they can take in snuff bottles...
Snuff Bottles

Just above them, the Dying Gaul awaits their arrival.
Dying Gaula>

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Light at the Portland Art Museum

This light is in the Belluschi Building...

and this is in the Mark Building...
067/365 Stairway

Monday, March 7, 2011

Museum Morning

Even a bad day is a good one when you're at the museum. Here are two photos from my time at the Portland Art Museum. The first is from the fourth floor of the CMCA. The second is of me in front of the Andy Warhol painting entitled Shadow Painting.Angles


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Urban Fragments

Today's walkabout included looking for bits of 'urban fragments'. Here then are three of them along with the requisite cat portrait ~ an indoor guard cat at Street Roots.



Burnside Bridge Stairs

And outside of Street Roots...
Street Roots Cat

Friday, March 4, 2011

Portland Mounted Patrol


Officer Brown is a very professional compassionate police officer here in Portland, Oregon. Today she is riding solo on the streets.
Officer Brown

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tony Cragg at the Portland Art Museum

Stand in front of this sculpture and you'll see multiple views of the world around you. Some inverted, some not.

It's just inside the front entrance...

061/365 ~ Tony Cragg

Tuesday, March 1, 2011