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Portland Marquam Hill 2015 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 33 Album Created: 20 Jun 2015 Last Updated: 5 Jul 2015
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During a family visit to Portland on the day before the 2015 summer solstice, we took the Portland Streetcar down to the South Waterfront district.

There we boarded the Swiss-made Portland Aerial Tram for its one kilometer (0.6 mile) ride 500 feet up Marquam Hill to the Kohler Pavilion of the Oregon Health & Science University hospital. Each of the two 12-ton (when empty!) tram cabins has a capacity of 80 passengers / 13 tons. Thousands of feet of two-inch steel cables keep these gigantic bubbles floating in the air.

As you can easily imagine, there is a pretty awesome view from the aerial tram as it ascends and descends, and from the upper terminal as well.

Once at the hospital, we walked down a number of long corridors to get to the other side of the building, where we encountered another breath-taking sight: the 660-foot VA Skybridge. This passageway — the longest suspended pedestrian skybridge in North America — connects the OHSU Hospital with the VA Medical Center. It is an awesome place for photography!

The rest of the photos from this day’s outing appear separately in the Portland Summer Solstice 2015 album.
For further details about the story behind the photos in this al­bum, see the related article, A Port­land Sum­mer Sol­stice.
The photos in this album were taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR cameras.
To begin viewing the photos, you can browse the album — or view the contact sheet.