Sunday, February 15, 2009
Seen on the streets of Portland, No. 7
The first time I saw little kids' bikes all piled up and chained together was on our first visit to Portland, the summer of 2004. Already struck by the city and the individuality of its citizens, I stood stunned, looking at the bikes, wondering if they represented some sort of sculpture.
Now years later, I know the truth, and on Valentine's Day, I'm passing it along to you. Not that I exactly condone what the Zoobombers do. I might feel differently if I were young and had never given birth--there's a pell-mell, helter-skelter danger about it that frightens the mother in me. It's just that I thrive on the creativity of it. That creativity is one of the many, many reasons that I love Portland, Oregon.
The Red Light Cothing Exchange is another reason. It's not so much that I've found anything that fits there, it's just that I thoroughly enjoy looking. And Portland has loads of second-hand shops, vintage shops, thrift stores and the best Goodwills I've ever experienced. Those are another reason I love Portland.
Not to mention it is the home of my darling sons, my mother and my dog.
Here are several links for you to check out. You'll find out all about Zoobomb and the Zoobombers:
Zoobomb on GlobeTrekker
Zoobomb helmet cam video