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Old Posted Oct 17, 2011, 1:26 AM
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Here's another round of Portland photos! Yay! Hope you like 'em.

Downtown skyline from Park Plaza Apartments rooftop deck.

City of Roses by markofphotography, on Flickr

Hawthorne Bridge (101 years old this year).

100 Years of Hawthorne by markofphotography, on Flickr

The Willamette Valley: It was created by way of massive Ice Age floods that left the valley floor thick with flood-carried sediments, making the valley extremely fertile. As such, this was the "promised land" and was what immigrants sought while moving west along the 2,000-mile Oregon Trail in the late 1800s.

Valley Floor by markofphotography, on Flickr

The first volcano is easy to spot; Mount St. Helens is the mountain cut in half. Between the tall buildings at right is Mount Adams. The hardest one to see is Mount Rainier - just barely visible sticking out the left side of St. Helens.

Park Avenue by markofphotography, on Flickr

Tiny SW neighborhood street dominated by Barbur and the 405 just off to the left.

City Streets by markofphotography, on Flickr

Snow! Well, I guess you could call it that..

Snow Day by markofphotography, on Flickr

Twilight view of the skyline.

Twilight by markofphotography, on Flickr

Fireworks this past Fourth of July. Check out the horizon.

Fireworks, city style by markofphotography, on Flickr

Sunrise over the Sunset Highway.

Rise & Shine by markofphotography, on Flickr

The United States Navy and Canadian Maritime Forces have brought in a few battleships for Portland's annual Fleet Week & Rose Festival. Docked alongside Waterfront Park, these gigantic vessels make for an imposing but graceful presence.

Let's Play Battleship by markofphotography, on Flickr

South Waterfront skyline.

South Waterfront by markofphotography, on Flickr

A construction worker tends to some last-minute detailing on the brand spankin' new Ardea Tower. The tower is Silver LEED Certified and all-in-all, pretty badass. I saw it again a few days ago, completed, and it was rad.

In the Details by markofphotography, on Flickr

One of my favorite pictures I've ever taken. Got so lucky with that postal truck pulling up just as I was to fire the shot.

Mail Storm by markofphotography, on Flickr

The Portland Aerial Tram is great fun. The views are so ridiculously fantastic I had perma-grin for at least half an hour after riding to the top.

Ultimate Zipline by markofphotography, on Flickr

Rooftop view toward South Waterfront.

Criss Cross by markofphotography, on Flickr

The second in a series of five riverfront buildings in Portland's South Waterfront neighborhood, Atwater Place is a slick addition to the river blocks. I've always wanted floor to ceiling windows... maybe this will be my next home.

Atwater Place by markofphotography, on Flickr

One of my favorite views of this beautiful city.

Portland Heights by markofphotography, on Flickr

Standing directly on top of the Sunset Highway Tunnel. Yeesh.

Let's Do This by markofphotography, on Flickr

To get this vantage point, I strapped my camera to a giant pole that stuck out my car's moon roof. Well actually, I rode the tram.

Portlandia by markofphotography, on Flickr
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Old Posted Oct 17, 2011, 10:17 PM
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Awesome pictures!
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Here is one non-construction related picture I took of the Mirabella today. I've never seen it hit full-on by flat light, so I thought I'd take the snap. Very interesting contrast between the blue and grey now that the sheen of newness has worn off.

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Great shot, philo.

I only wish we could get more buildings like these right downtown. Replace some of those ugly parking garages with residential density...
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Portland, you sure are beautiful! Looking at all of these photographs brings back the fond memories of my time living in Portland. I especially was a sucker for the view from the Rose Test Garden and Mt. Tabor. There were also some stairways in the Fremont/Laurelhurst area that have awesome views of the city. I really look forward to visiting this spectacular sister city.
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