Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Fog on the Willamette

On the morning of Nov. 21, after I got off the bus and crossed the street, I overheard a couple of people in front of the building talking about something they'd seen. It didn't come through to me just what they were talking about, but I did hear, "KOIN Tower," so I knew it must have been either on the east side of the river or at least in an eastward direction. When I got upstairs and looked out the window, I saw immediately what had caught their eye--the fog sitting on the Willamette River. In my almost two and a half years here in Portland, I've never seen fog like this.

I went to the sixth floor to take some quick photos. You can really tell that the fog is on the east side of I-5 in this shot. I like how the fog follows the curve in the river, shorter at each side of the photo, taller in the middle.
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This shot is directly south of the one above; you can see the upper and lower decks of the Marquam Bridge which carries I-5 across the Willamette River.
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Look how the bridge disappears into the fog.
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That's the KOIN Tower, the one with the point.KOIN is Channel 6, the local CBS affiliate.
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This photo is to the north of the first one. The tall building is nicknamed The Big Pink.
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5 comments:

WendyB said...

Wow! I wouldn't have expected to a narrow band of fog like that.

Denton said...

Hi Lynette, been a long time. Sorry for that.

This is very unique fog indeed. But what impresses me most is how it is East of I-5. Almost like respecting the interstate (smile).

Jim said...

Neat pictures, looks like a scary movie scene.

Meead S. said...

Oh Lynette, although the Willamette river can be seen from the window of my room but I haven't noticed this on that day. It's really unique!

AVCR8TEUR said...

That is some unusual fog formation that's swirling around the city. Occupants in the higher floors in the Big Pink building probably felt weird to see fog below them.