Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dance Horse Chooses the Pocket on the Right

At the Portland Art Museum, visitors can walk through the outside sculpture court for free. Dance Horse is a perennial favorite even on days with rain and drizzle.

151/365 Checking Each Other Out

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Willamette River

Walk north of the Steel Bridge here in Portland Oregon and you'll normally be able to look down on a small sand and rock beach area. Not so much with our record rainfall ~ today the water was lapping up to the sidewalk area.

McCormick Pier Flooded

Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Furry Friday

This scene is at Hip Hound on NW 23rd here in Portland. Bentley, the large yellow lab, is one of two shop dogs who meets and greets other dogs and their owners. As you can see he is comfortable around small dogs and Django is comfortable around dogs whose heads are as large as his body!

If you're in the Portland area drop by and see Bentley and his "brother" Malcolm and their owner Jen Heckmann and her crew there at Hip Hound (located between Hoyt and Irving on NW 23rd).

Happy Furry Friday ~ Bentley and Django

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lichtenstein Reflection

Leaving the Portland Art Museum today, I found that the windy day had turned to a rainy, windy day. Roy Lichtenstein's Brushstroke was casting a wonderful reflection across the courtyard.

Brushstroke Reflection

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Timbers v Ajax

The big event Wednesday...

The Timbers played an exhibition game against the Ajax team from Amsterdam. The Dutch did outdo the hometown team but our guys acquitted themselves well. Go Timbers!!!
Portland Timbers v Ajax

Monday, May 23, 2011

Objects Wait in Portland

These bass instruments waited to begin their performance tonight much as the Dishwasher was earlier at the Portland Art Museum.
The Bass Line


He's shown above after he landed on the second floor in his exit from the exhibition "Riches of a City" that closed May 22, 2011. Updates soon on where his new home is at the Portland Art Museum.
Disconsolate at the Portland Art Museum

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Day After the Rapture

In case you missed the Rapture as many of us did, you can go to the office in this building here in Portland, Oregon. It's on the corner of SW Washington and 13th.

142/365 ~ Offices in Heaven

Saturday, May 21, 2011

"Rapture" ~ Portland Style

May 21, the end of the world, Rapture. In Portland, the Timbers rapture was a 1-0 win over the Columbus Crew. The game was not necessarily a pretty one, but a win is a win.

Day of Rapture ~ Timbers

And it's especially sweet when the winning goal is made by a defender. Eric Brunner was glowing with Portland Rapture as his header was the winning goal and was scored against his former team.

Brunner Goal Replay

Brunner ~ Timbers Goal

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lake in Washington

For a change of pace, Django and I drove to Washington to a small lake that was quite tranquil. It was a great change of pace.
140/365 ~ Tranquil Lake

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Saxophone on NW 23rd

Another beautiful day today, two in a row. Early this morning I walked on Nw 23rd and came across this woman just starting her morning routine.

Spring Saxophone

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Andreas Gurskey at the Portland Art Museum

Here's one of the three Andreas Gurskey large F1 Bokenstopp digital photographs currently on view at the Portland Art Museum on the first floor of the Center for Modern and Contemporary Art.
Andreas Gurskey

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

While out on a walk...

This creature is definitely not one to mess with -- it can have anything it wants.
135/365 ~ Whatever It Wants

Saturday, May 14, 2011

NYC Subway and JFK Gate

Subway Portrait Braids

One of the best parts of the iPhone is the camera apps. These two were done with Camera+. Lots of fun and kept me busy as I was transiting home from NYC to PDX.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Destination Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum was high on our list with the "Cone Sisters Collection from Baltimore" on 1 and works from Maira Kalman on 2.
Jewish Museum

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Oregon Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

The Oregon Symphony Orchestra played an extraordinary performance at Carnegie Hall tonight. The New Yorkers who we mingled with at intermission and at the conclusion were totally amazed at the ability of this "regional" orchestra. Hats off to all of the members of the orchestra who were under the direction of Carlos Kalmar.

Oregon Symphony Orchestra ~ Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Guggenheim and Accordions

The Great Upheaval is one of the Guggenheim's current exhibitions. It showcases works of art from 1900-1918 and includes 100 pieces from that period. Included are many Franz Marc paintings and sculptures by Brancusi.
Guggenheim from Central Park

The Renegade Accordion provided his own form of art as he played sci-fi music at the base of the High Line.
131/365 Renegade Accordion

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

NYC Portraits

This woman radiated happiness while she sat in the Conservatory Garden in Central Park.
Woman in Blue

The bus had emptied when we noticed this very proper lady reading as the bus took us towards Union Square...
Reading on the Bus

Monday, May 9, 2011

More Bryant Park

Bryant Park in New York City is like catnip for me. There's the trees, there's the people, there's what the people are doing, there's the lawn, there's the food. Second day that we've spent time there.

You can play or watch chess!
Almost Checkmate

Or you can read or watch people read...
Three Women

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Around Bryant Park and the New York Public Library

Bryant Park is a great place to people watch...
Sunday in Bryant Park

and building watch...
Bryant Park

and when you need to be inside there's the New York Public Library...
Hallway New York Public Library

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Museum of Modern Art Courtyard

The courtyard at the Museum of Modern Art is a great place to rest after spending time looking at art inside the museum. Of course there's art right next to you here too but there's also more people. This couple seemed so happy together.
The Embrace

And if you look up there's even more art.

Rachel Whiteread's White Tower...
White Tower at MOMA

Friday, May 6, 2011

Whites in New York City

This couple were so stunning in their white wedding outfits. Hopefully, their marriage will be filled with happiness and long lasting.
The Kiss

And then there was the classic Frank Lloyd Wright white building... the Guggenhein!
The Guggenheim

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tulips Bloom in Windows

Actually tulips probably will bloom wherever there's moisture and cold weather. Here are some lovelies from our early morning walk in the West Village.
125/365 ~ Tulips in the Window

And here's a portion of another George Segal sculpture. There's a bench involved here too, much like at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Out at Christopher Park you can sit next to the couple who are on the bench, not like at MMoA.
Linked in Time

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Benches at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

George Segal's Three People and Four Benches sits on the second floor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Surrounded by black tape it presents a challenge for security. Do people pay any attention to the almost invisible barrier? Some do, some don't. Those who don't are reminded by the security officer and if they get past security then the piercing sound from the motion detector lets them and everyone else know that they've breached the barrier. Much like Donald Judd's current sculpture at the Portland Art Museum, Segal's creation is veritable catnip!
Three People Four Benches

And on a more surreal level, Max Ernst's portrait also mesmerizes.
Max Ernst

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Walking in NYC

The blog is on vacation. Here's a view of the Apple Store on W. 14 in Manhattan. Too bad the neighborhood association in Portland's Nob Hill area nixed the Apple Store twice. Instead we have a building that houses a bank and FedEx. Neither are bad but an Apple Computer store would have been a boom to the neighborhood. It would have definitely looked better than the Plaid Pantry there on Glisan and NW 23rd.

122/365 ~ 14th St. Apple Store

Monday, May 2, 2011

St. Honore

Ever wonder how your pastries are made. Visit any number of bakeries in Portland and you'll discover how. Out on NW Thurman, St. Honore Bakery has a counter seating area with a view of the process right in front of you.

122/365 In Control

Sunday, May 1, 2011

People on the Street

What a glorious day. Everyone was out enjoying themselves. First up is a woman at Director Park, followed by Michael who has been missing for sometime from the corner of SW 10th and Burnside. The people on NW 23rd were enjoying their tea and the sun on the steps at the corner of Johnson. Dream More everyone.

Director Park

Micheal at SW 10th and Burnside

Johnson and 23rd ~ Enjoying Tea

Stencil ~ Dream More