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Walked 4.50 Miles – To Vera

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 in Hipstamatic, Portland, Portland Progress, SE Portland, Walks, Waterfront | 0 comments


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Today I decided to head to the waterfront. Greg told me that he had seen a trebuchet at OMSI for this weekend’s Mini Maker Faire. I wanted to see it for myself. It was nice to walk early this morning. With not a single cloud in the sky, it started getting hot fast. I always love walking on the Esplanade. I texted Greg right before I got to his work (he works extremely close to OMSI) and he popped down to chat for a couple of minutes. All in all, a very great walk.
 
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This stove top is only a couple of blocks from my house. I find it so curious. The structure is a tree house. Does the stove heat that? I have no idea.

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Sunflowers overhead are always fun. I had to reach up as high as I could on my tiptoes to take this.

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This house used to be the Brooklyn Library in 1908. I love this bit of history.

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It’s weird to think that there is a dairy just a couple of blocks north of Powell on 6th. Dairigold has been farmer owned since 1918. Pretty darn cool.

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The bulldozers were working hard on this building. Parallel to the railroad tracks, this land will be part of the new MAX line. So exciting!

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The new pedestrian bridge is progressing nicely. This reflector took me back to the days when I worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation. I had just finished high school and did a summer internship on a survey crew. I used to know how to work these types of things.

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OMSI has a great new salmon art exhibit outside new the submarine. I had just visited Bonneville Dam, so it was interesting to read all of the plaques in the ground her.

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I find this small boat very curious complete with a large pirate flag in the window and a bike on the deck. I wonder how long she will be anchored here.


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I said hi to Vera and then turned around for home.

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The water is so low now. I didn’t know there used to be an old dock here before. The Willamette is low enough to expose the remains.

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At long last, the trebuchet. Trebuchet is definitely in my top five favorite words; it’s just so fun to say. I had spied it in the fenced off parking lot when walking to Vera. I figured I would walk along the street at OMSI to get a picture on the way home. When I returned, they had moved it to the esplanade. Folks were actively setting it up, so this was the closest I could get to it. Still very cool and not something you see everyday.

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