Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Volvo Deja Vu and a Windshield View
Feeling at home with this particular block on Burnside yet?
I took this photo Monday morning about 7:15 a.m. I'm facing south, standing in the parking lot in front of Walgreens (drugstore) and Wells Fargo (bank). The sliver of a building that you can see on the right is a Subway sandwich shop. And just to the right of the word Volvo, you see TriMet stop # 749 with its curved roof.
As I put away the camera, the 20 bus stopped, then drove away without noticing a young woman frantically running down the sidewalk, trying to catch it. I knew the 15 bus would arrive soon, so I crossed the street, got out my camera and took two more photos, snapping the last one as the bus pulled to a stop.
As I boarded and showed the driver my bus pass, he said, "That makes for a vivid picture, doesn't it?"
"Yes, it does," I answered and took my seat, making sure I could look out the windshield of the bus as we rolled down Burnside, until we turned right in front of The Civic.
Here's what disappeared from view but not from memory.