Wednesday, February 29, 2012

On the street, animate. Seen from the bus on East Burnside. October 8, 2011. Portland's just plain interesting.

Almost anachronisms abound. Left to right.

(1) The need for a box fan in Portland in October--see it in the doorway. It's usually in the low 60s, or cooler even.
(2) People sitting out from under cover--the two men closest to the curb. In October in Portland, it's more than likely to be raining.
(3) People smoking near the entrance of the Grendel's Coffee House. The Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act prohibits smoking in most public places and places of employment. Additionally, smoking is not permitted within ten feet of any entrance, exit, window, or air-intake vent.
(4) The USPS corner mailbox beside the brick column. According to a Sept. 8, 2011, article at Seattle PI dot com, in 1985 there were 400,000 of them out and about, now 160,000 remain. Actually the article is pretty informative.

Image cropped and altered with Picnik Effect HDR-ish.


Jim Klenke said...

You found alot in this one picture. I think the picture is pretty good also, looks like it could be a nice Saturday afternoon with friends trying to decide what club to hit at night.

Anonymous said...

Everything looks normal to me except the fan. And when it warms up here, we'd have one of them going too. Nice shot.

Jack said...

Do you have the year right? Could it be 1969?

alex said...

lovely scene.

Randy said...

Wonderful shot Lynette.