Thursday, May 29, 2008

Gallerie Rene, 207 SW Pine Street

This bright row of awnings caught my eye as we walked from the Bijou Cafe back to the Buick Saturday, after a scrumptious brunch. I found this online about the building: The Haseltine Building (1893) on the corner of Second and Pine was called in “A Century of Portland Architecture” by Thomas Vaughan and George A. McMath a “...prime example of Richardson Romanesque brick and stone construction...”
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You can see the stone in the row of arches. Here's one of the arches that houses Gallerie Rene, an interesting art gallery that does not allow photos inside, which I certainly understand.
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I did take these two photos of the front windows. If you look closely, you can see bits of what's inside. I hope to go back for one of their First Thursday shows.
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4 comments:

Jim said...

The awnings are nice. I do like the big stone. Makes the building seem like it will never go anywhere. Who would want to move them.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice set of photos, Lynette. I like to peep into store front windows. I used to help decorate them when I was 16 years old. Seems like forever ago now but that was my first job after setting bowling pins on summer.

Denton said...

I like your choice of perspective with the awnings descending in the distance. Also, the stonework is nice ... Personally I respect but don't understand why photo of art is restricted. Flash can hurt some masterpieces in a museum (that I understand) but I don't see a photo threaten a copyright in any way. And I think a photo might help the artist sell a painting ... Now I will climb down from my soapbox (denton says sheepishly).

Andrea said...

These type of canopy awnings are popular around our area. Looks like some interesting stores under these canopys.

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