Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Tunneling Through Trees

Lest you think Portland does everything with aesthetics in mind, I offer this photo. If ever a city begged for burying wires, it must be Portland. Many old neighborhoods here have streets lines with gracious old trees. In the summer they offer much needed shade. Winds shooting down the Columbia River Gorge bring both ice and windstorms into Portland, wreaking havoc on the gorgeous tree-lined streets; surely burying the wires would, over time, save the city work and expense, and save some trees from humiliating trims!

Monday, November 14, 2005


Here's the backyard of Portland's own Rejuvenation--a store that sells original and replica hardware, lighting, furniture etc. You can tell it's a Portland company partly by the fact that they post an Emily Dickinson poem on their homepage--lots of reading goes on here in Portland, some of it even in bathtubs.