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Walked 4.32 Miles – Ladd’s Addition

Posted on Apr 23, 2013 in Hipstamatic, Ladd's Addition, Portland, Portland Progress, SE Portland, Walks | 0 comments

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Another beautiful day for walking. It was only about 70 degrees, but it felt down right hot to me. I headed to Ladd’s Addition to find some shade.


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Ok, I know this is hard to see, but there is now curb and a single paved lane in the background of this picture. 17th avenue is in the foreground. The new road in the background is brand new due to the Max construction. It’s amazing how different 17th ave will be once this project is different.
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There have been many changes in the short time I was on vacation. It was fun to walk around the construction area to see what’s new.
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Soon Powell will be shut down for an entire weekend to finish demolition to the North side (pictured) of the old retaining wall.
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My standard view of the construction from the Gideon pedestrian bridge.
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All of the black dots are bees. These columns were swarming with them. I didn’t want to get too much closer, but I did stop and watch them for a few moments.
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Lilacs are blooming!
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I spent most of my walk in alleys. I saw this paint brush in the distance. I thought it was completely random.
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Then I saw this to the left of the paint bush. Art in an alley.
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I try not to mess with the pictures I take on my walks. Let’s face it, it’s hard enough for me to find the time to blog; I don’t want to worry about editing pictures too. But I cropped this one and the next one because the squirrels are just too cute and I wanted you to see them as I saw them when I was taking their pictures.
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More Max construction. This is at Powell east of the train tracks. I’m really excited for the new pedestrian walkways to be created. They are supposed to be much safer than the previous versions with switchbacks.
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