Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Seen on the streets of Portland, No. 8

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Dangerous, yes. Mannerly, yes. It's easy to see which word describes which "vehicle" at the intersection of SW 10th and Morrison. It was the old car that caught my eye. What is it? I don't know. I do know that I got the serendipitous motorized wheel chair. Notice the crossing tracks on the left side of the photo--the ones going crosswise, beneath the old car, are for the Portland Streetcar. The ones going up and down, at least in the photo, are for the MAX.

6 comments:

DarrenDriven said...

It looks like an old Volvo P122. Neat photo.

Neva said...

This is a great picture! Never heard of a volvo p122.

Jill said...

You are always so observant of what most of us just overlook. Good job.

fred King said...

This is a VW station wagon. Circa 1968 or newer.

AVCr8teur said...

I'm surprised the person in the wheelchair didn't use the crosswalk. It looks pretty dangerous to cross in-between cars like that. Is this considered jaywheeling?

Snapper said...

I hate to correct anyone but Fred is mistaken. That's a mid-sixties Volvo station wagon. I know because I used to own one almost exactly like it in robin's egg blue. Cheers from BC!