Wednesday, October 31, 2007

ABC Wednesday – O is for Octopus

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Before we moved to the Northwest Hills last October, I used this great big purple octopus as a landmark when driving through downtown. Now every day after work I ride a bus whose route goes right through the intersection of SW Washington and SW 4th Avenue. Often I wonder about the Greek Cusina, proud displayer of the octopus. You can read about the restaurant here.

I took the first photo below on Sept. 14 when I went on an ABC Wednesday trek throught parts of downtown. I took the second photo below on Oct. 30 on the way home. What can you find in both photos that you would not expect to find in photos taken six weeks apart?

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Believe me, this is the only octopus I ever want to be underneath!

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23 comments:

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Yellow leaves?

That octopus is quite a sight! :)

Guess what? Now I'm craving moussaka, spanakopita, pasticcio, dolmades... Slurp!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

wow!!!

R&R in The Netherlands said...

mmmmmm, calamari!
Happy halloween!

Chuckeroon said...

...and you compplain about my photos giving you vertigo!

This gives me the "bends". ;-)

dot said...

Like your "O" pictures!

kml said...

haha!! This one is too funny! Great O post!

hpy said...

The signs with 30 something on them, behind the Octopus-beauty.

Ackworth Born said...

An excellent set of shots - when I saw the title I thought "octopus in Portland - must be an aquarium" but a restaurant is much better.

RUTH said...

Wow who would have thought you could find an octopus in a main street. Brilliant :o)

Kerri said...

Looks like the same RED CAR is parked in the same spot.

And in one of your other posts - didn't you have people with red shirts, cars that were red etc.
This one has a lot of RED going on also.... in one of the pics 2 people with red coats - and the red car.

This is a GREAT "O" post!

Kuanyin said...

Happy Halloween!

mrsnesbitt said...

Is it the tree that is different?

Great picture. We dont get octopuses in Yorkshire! LOL!

WendyB said...

If you're going to have an octopus, it should definitely be a purple one.

Annie said...

Kowabunga, I like your mind, Lynette! And I like the octopus much better than the outboard motors on the outside wall of my restaurant.

Ming the Merciless said...

Very nicely done!! It looks cute and interesting, without distracting the beauty of the building.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Thanks for the chuckle.

Max-e said...

I love this octopus. I can just imagine how often it has been used when giving directions, "When you get to the blue octopus......"

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup cette pieuvre. belle enseigne
I love this octopus. A good sign

SecludedHabitat said...

Octopus, now that is one that I would *never in my wildest thoughts* come up with...

Truly brilliant... greatly oversized and truly brilliant.
stuart

The Oswegan said...

This place used to have a crazy ouzo bar upstairs. Smokey but fun.

~Oswegan

NorthBayPhoto said...

Great photo. Fantastic octopus.

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AVCR8TEUR said...

How do you know the Octopus is pointing you in the right direction? It's strange to have this statute outside a Greek restaurant.

• Eliane • said...

There is ONE cute octopus on this hemisphere and you found it! Of course. :)