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An Eccentric Field Guide
Occasional, eclectic observations in the Portland, Oregon environs
Sunday, June 27, 2010
(First of an intermittent series)
Like small, steep, narrow parks,
public stairs cut interesting cross sections
through Portland hill neighborhoods.
portland hill walks
Sunday, June 20, 2010
The curb, like all boundary conditions, is a zone in flux.
These little plastic horses come and go, but the charming intervention has
re-animated long obsolete rings all around town:
Even at the turn of the last century, who among the urban
population knew how to properly hitch a horse to a ring?
Sunday, June 13, 2010
The vandalism is perhaps redeemed by the abstract complexity,
softened and harmonized by weather and rust.
NW St. Helens Rd., near NW 35th Ave.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Has this 4 coupling manifold ever been used in earnest,
or is its variegated patina the product of a century of quiet neglect?
Standpipe at SW Taylor and SW 2nd
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I'm an architectural illustrator and artist in Portland, Oregon.
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