Monday, June 23, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 ... Jamison Square, the Pearl District, Portland, Oregon

Saturday before last before I walked over the Burnside and Morrison bridges, I rode the streetcar to Jamison Square so that I could take photos of folks enjoying a sunny Portland afternoon along with a unique fountain.

The water's deep and the fountain's flowing while children play, their adults relaxing in the sun.
The water's less deep here. Have you got an idea what has happened to it?
The water's back in this photo that shows some of the Pearl's surrounding buildings.
Here's a close-up that gives you a clue as to the different depths.

Bits I found online about Jamison Square:

The Portland Streetcar stops just across the street from Jameson Square in the Pearl District, Portland's trendiest neighborhood. The square boasts four totem sculptures designed by Kenny Scharf, play structures, and a fountain. The square is a magnet for Pearl District residents and visitors, especially those with children. The park’s main feature is its kid-friendly fountain, whose water tumbles out of a stack of rocks in a series of mini-waterfalls. The water cascades into a large pond that – designed to mirror the ebb and flow of the ocean tide – periodically drains and then refills.

And here's a link to more complete information from the city of Portland's Web site.


Hilda said...

How wonderful to have a fountain where you can actually play! And those waterfalls and the ebb and flow sound so much fun.

Louis la Vache said...

No doubt the kids really love this place!

Jim Klenke said...

I would love to sit in the water right about now. It already in the mid 70s, going to push 100 today.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog this morning. I hope you enjoyed my post today showing the daisy shot in RAW with some brief explanation about RAW. And I wanted you to know I was here to repay your visit and comment with one of my own. Kind of like "Kilroy" was here...remember those drawings everyone used to make?

I enjoyed reading your blog post about Jamison Square for today and I thought the photography was good too. I never see that many people doing anything together in Brookville, Ohio.

Neva said...

looks like everyone is having fun!!!

YPsworld said...

Nice pictures, I live quite close to Jamison Square and enjoy watching the people enjoying the fountain..(while drinking my coffee :) I have never seen people back home (I am from Vienna, Austria) doing anything like this :) Take care, Jasmin

brian stout said...

how cool! when the description said a 'magnet for pearl district residents' i had a clue as to what was coming =)

Troop 1309 said...

How fun!!! Nice photos!

Erik W. Laursen said...

These shots remind me that I want to take pictures of a similar park that is actually a city pool here in Cincinnati. Fantastic fun.

Kris McCracken said...

I wish that we had one of these here in Hobart (at least in the summer!)

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What a beautiful way to spend our afternoon with our children that's perfect because we can talk with all women going there and children can get fun.