On 8 July 2015, as is my habit when going on photo outings, I left home quite early so that I would have time to drive an hour or so to the outskirts of Portland,
take public transportation to my ultimate destination downtown,
and be ready to take picture shortly after sunrise. On this outing my first photo was around 6:30. Once again, the country bumpkin found himself in the big city!
After depositing my truck at the Sunset Transit Center
parking lot, I took a MAX train
to the Yamhill District station.
Debarking there, my plan for that morning was basically to follow SW 1st Ave south to SW Harrison St, go west one block, and then head back north up 2nd Ave.
Along the way I encountered a number of man-made creations that were worthy of numerous shots from numerous angles, including the World Trade Center
complex, The Dreamer
sculpture in Pettygrove Park,
the KOIN Center
skyscraper, the Edith Green – Wendell Wyatt Federal Building,
When I arrived at the fascinating Green – Wyatt Federal Building, I got sidetracked from my 2nd Ave path and made it as far west as SW 4th Ave to the controversial Portland Building
and its impressive Portlandia
Eventually I wandered back to a MAX station at SW Morrison St and SW 3rd Ave.
After a one-and-a-third-mile, two-and-a-half-hour ramble in this small, twenty-block section of downtown Portland it was only 9:00 AM, but it was already time to move on to the other Portland errands I had scheduled for that day.
During this concentrated 150-minute outing I took a total of 183 photos. A whopping 104 of them were deemed worthy of inclusion in this album, which is a fitting companion to the 81 pictures in the earlier Portland Downtown Spring 2015
album. The 24 monochrome images in this new collection can also be found in the Portland in Black and White 2015
For further details about the stories behind the photos in this album, see the related articles: