Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Wrought Iron Fence, Seen at Pioneer Courthouse Square
The wrought iron along the east side of Pioneer Courthouse Square is impressive, no matter the time of day. But I think it's particularly lovely in the evening when lights reflect of it as you look northward on SW 6th Avenue.
The fence is part of this historical aspect of the square, the Portland Hotel Gate -- Located where it once stood at the original Portland Hotel entry, the exquisite gate is directly across from Pioneer Courthouse. The wrought iron gate and fence are believed to have been designed by McKim, Mead and White, architects of the Portland Hotel. During the hotel's history only one president, Warren Harding, did not pass beneath this lovely feature.
Sorry, a couple of necessary errands came up for after work, so I didn't get to go take photos of the Christmas tree at Pioneer Courthouse Square. And we're forecast to get right at two inches of rain in the next 24 hours, maybe four inches by Thursday. I can hear it right now, dripping off the entryway roof, right outside my bedroom windows. The KGW weatherman has a statement online that says Portland has had more than 15 inches of rain since mid-October. In other words, it just might be a few days before I can get any photos of the tree.