Saturday, September 1, 2012

Theme Day, Watching People

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Watching people, a way to pass time enjoyed by most anyone. Here you see some I've watched.

Top photo, folks reading the newspaper and/or their phones on the TriMet bus 12 Friday after work.

Middle row, left to right: A little girl enjoys dancing around at Director Park while the Oregon Ballet Theatre rehearsed "Swan Lake" on the temporary stage set up for OBT Exposed. The Comparsa Orgullo Morelense Cemiac dancers with their fascinating bigger-than-life costumes whom I watched at the ¡Fiesta en la Calle! Sunday Street Fair, sponsored by the Miracle Theatre Group in Southeast Portland.

Bottom row, left to right: I believe that's Ballet Master Lisa Kipp being watched by Principal Dancer Yuka Iino and Soloist Brian Simcoe who were rehearsing "Swan Lake." Floating north, two participants in The Big Float followed their own inner-tube-muse and passed beneath the Hawthorne Bridge instead of landing at the finish line which was off to the lady's left and on the south side of the bridge.

To see theme day posts at other City Daily Photo blogs, click here. By the way, Portland Oregon Daily Photo is at 199 followers. Wow! Closer than ever to 200, or even more. Thanks, y'all!

19 comments:

Lynette said...

Rats, I forgot to put Portland, Oregon, where I was supposed to--sorry, y'all. I'll do better next month!

Jim Klenke said...

you find the most interesting people.

Robert Geiss said...

Difference which unites a society, that feels much in peace with itself.

Please have a good new month ahead.

Julie(t) said...

I'm continually fascinated by capturing a person's moment in time in a photo. I really liked these.

LONDONLULU said...

I love the variety you caught here - every choice would've been great for theme day & together they're just perfect!

Tanya said...

what a great assortment!!

HoodPhoto said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment Lynette. I love visiting your blog for familiar glimpses of the city we love ;)

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

great stuff - those shopping trollies you remarked about on mine are all the rage here - I wouldn't be without mine.

Halcyon said...

Great people watching shots. Looks like there's a lot of interesting activities going on in Portland!

Birdman said...

People provide lots of idle time filling. They never cease to amaze.

JM said...

Amazing costumes in the central pic! Very cool mosaic.

Gregory Urbano said...

great series of shots!

Lowell said...

A delightful theme day post, Lynette! I especially like those ceramic costumes. They've got to be hot and heavy, though. The little girl twirling is pretty cute, too, as the couple following their own muse. Good for them! Break the rules! Have fun!

Lynette said...

Hey, y'all. Just a note to clear up some confusion I noticed in Lowell's comment. The costumed dancers are wearing cloth costumes decorated with beads, feathers, embroidery--no ceramic stuff anywhere that I can see. The word Cemiac is in the title of the group.

Here's something about the group that I found in our local daily newspaper:

Portland's Comparsa Orgullo Morelense Cemiac heritage group, whose members are immigrants and first generation American-born citizens from Morelos, Mexico, will perform the state's signature Chinelo dance in their first Grand Floral parade. At the front of the pack, Alejandro Mendez Arenales will wear a costume dedicated to the dancers' new home in Oregon.

Lois said...

Those are some wonderful shots for Theme Day! My favorite is the little girl dancing.

Melissa said...

Nice variety and fair representation for your city, I think!

Halcyon said...

Lots of great people shots.

Chrissy Brand said...

Wonderful and diverse selection.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Cool collage, the one you´ve made here.