Friday, February 28, 2014
While cold and blustery weather lingers, I'm dreaming and knowing this too will come, No. 2
Looking forward to still, sunny days so that this downtown fountain with the fitting name--the Car Wash Fountain--will be turned on for all to enjoy. I found this info about it online: "This uniquely shaped fountain never washed cars, but the name seems appropriate given its similarity to a car wash. As a precaution for passing pedestrians, a wind gauge shuts off the pumps if the wind speed exceeds 2 miles per hour." I'm here to tell you, though, that when it's cold, it's off. Who'd want to have the spray freezing on the brick sidewalk, right?
Location: SW 5th Avenue and Ankeny Street, erected 1977 by Carter, Hull, Nishita, McCulley & Baxter. Made of steel.
I took this photo on June 22, 2009, downtown Portland, at 7:22 a.m. Glorious sunshine, shirtsleeve weather. Come on back to us.