Friday, April 20, 2012

At the north end of Tom McCall Waterfront Park

tom_mccall_people_steel_bridge_flowering_tree These three caught my attention because they appeared to be taking a break, enjoying the sunshine. Piled around the base of the lamp post, note the backpack, purse, and a jacket which appears to be draped over another backpack. I wonder how far they'd walked when they decided to stop for a while.

Seems to me that the woman is about to walk off to find something to photograph--I see what might be a camera strap in front of her, and she's holding her hands in such a way as to make me think she's got a camera.

The people you can see in the distance along the gray railing are on the lower level of the Steel Bridge, on the section set aside for pedestrians and bicyclists. Railroad tracks fill the center of the lower level, and there's another pedestrian/bicyclists path on the north side of the bridge. To tell you the truth, folks on skates and/or skateboards more than likely cross the Willamette River on this part of the Steel Bridge, too. You can easily see the brown waters of the river--we'd had plenty of rain lately. That's why the sunshine provided such an allure to those with the wherewithal to get out and about.

I found it interesting that the only one sitting is the youngest, perhaps because he's still agile and able to easily get up from sitting on what is essentially a curb.

The fullness of the blossoms on this tree makes for a lovely sight, don't you think?

Come back tomorrow for a bit of serendipity--something unique about the gray-haired man! Taking a close look at his right ear provides a hint, a preview, a clue.


Jim Klenke said...

The lamp post also looks like its wearing a belt.

Is he wearing google glasses? Oh, that sounds dirty.

Honest Abe said...

Getting up is the clue to age. Around here if we see someone our age setting down, in the grass especially, we ask each other how they get back up.

Kate said...

For me, the blossoms are the focal point of the photo; humans just cannot compete with nature.

Randy said...

That's an amazing photograph. Love it.

cieldequimper said...

I partly agree with Kate, in this case!

Chrissy Brand said...

Stunning blossom!

Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave