I wrote a lot of little notes and reflections in my notebooks while I took a two-day solo jaunt to Portland, Oregon last week. It takes me so long to process my experiences, that sometimes they stay locked inside of me. Two very simple images that I share here are of the upper glass top roof of the IMAX light rail stop and a shot of the front.
I was walking early that morning and it had been lightly raining on and off. I was on my way to the Lan Su Yuan Portland Classical Chinese Garden. It seemed that everywhere I walked—and I kept to a small portion of downtown—since I only had two days—But in that short time, I was amazed at how visually appealing the buildings, bridges, and sculptures scattered throughout the city and in the parks were. I felt as though I was walking inside a complete work of art in a cosmopolitan city. Modern, traditional, cultural, natural.
Here are a few more images that caught my attention from walking about downtown:
I fell in love with this building because I love copper and mirrors. I don't think I've seen a building with this color of glass before. I tend to like old fashioned buildings, but I also enjoyed the modern architecture that I came across. Most of all, my visual senses were pleased.
I wanted to push the pendulum as the marker indicates, but I felt too timid. Maybe next time.
I took this photo from outside of the Oregon Historical Society. It faces a church. The stained glass work was gorgeous to my eyes. There was so much green and natural beauty all around and I appreciated that very much.
"She flies with her own wings."