Monday, November 21, 2011
#1, Hawthorne Bridge, focus on the circle between the east-bound ramp and the west-bound ramp
No, it's not snowing like this in Portland right now--thank goodness. I needed to set the stage, to give you the big picture, of what this circle used to looked like. I figured I'd really get your attention with this snowy photo, especially after I altered it with the Picnik special effect HDR-ish.
You're looking at a spot between the exit and approach ramps which go east and west at the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge. I took this photo January 27, 2009.
You can't see the east-bound ramp which exits the bridge--it's on the left, just out of the photo. The white SUV on the curve is either turning left off it and heading back west-bound on that circle, or it's going to head for the north-bound street you can see a bit of at the bottom right corner of the photo. The west-bound ramp to the Hawthorne Bridge can also be reached by driving on the lower circle, closest to the trees and shrubs. You curve onto it from southbound SE MLK which is the street where you see the UPS truck through the snowflakes. The west-bound ramp disappears out of sight between the roofs of buildings on each side of itself.