Thursday, March 13, 2008

PGE Park MAX Station

max_18th_station

While I hardly ever ride the MAX, I am nevertheless fascinated by it, the smoothness with which it moves along its tracks, its almost silent motion whether you're inside or outside, how packed with people the cars can be after work. I ride by the PGE Park station on my way home most every day. I took this shot of it through my bus window Wednesday. See the park's red-neon-lettered sign reflected in the bus window? It's almost dead center in the photo, at the left end of the shelter. See how the sign at the front of the MAX car has a blue background? It's part of the Blue Line, which goes east and west. This particular one is headed west to Hillsboro. There's another sign of spring in this photo, too, those huge concrete tubs filled with daffodils. I wonder if anyone has time to notice them?

6 comments:

George Townboy said...

I had no idea you took this through a window until you mentioned it. It looks so clear! Re: the daffodils, I'm glad you pointed them out ... I missed them!

Cool shot!

Denton said...

Are the different MAX lines all color coded? I'm glad you noticed the daffodils. That is one of the great things about sharing photos. You personally notice more of your surroundings.

smilnsigh said...

I see the reflection. :-)

But I love the gesture of planting daffodils.

Neva said...

The daffodils look lovely!

Just me, NWgal said...

I always notice flowers on our Max stations - I am a Max operator, so I tend to keep an eye on things ;-)

Come ride the Max - it is a great way to get around town. And for those of you from out of town: the Max and the buses downtown are free - we call it fareless square.

Just me, NWgal said...

It will be interesting to see how differently we see Portland - too bad I am not allowed to take pictures from inside my Max operator's cab...

Thank you, too, for visiting my blog. My big thing tomorrow will be to change the HTML to add all the Daily Photo cities to my blog. I may add them to my light rail blog, too.

Eva