I know. It’s February 20th. But in spite of what the calendar would have you believe, today everything in Portland is screaming SPRING!
The warm sun and bright sky (and the fact that we have been staying at a downtown hotel all week during some home renovations) drew us out for a walk after breakfast this morning. I’ve wanted to show S the Eastbank Esplanade walk along the Willamette River for months now so we headed down to the river and across the Hawthorne Bridge.
It’s always cooler on the east side of the river and much nosier, too, as you make your way alongside and under the freeway. Even the incessant roar of traffic couldn’t keep us from enjoying the sights along the way — from the natural
to the industrial.
I’m not sure if it’s good for the bridge, but all the rust on the Steel Bridge is remarkably photogenic. This shot reminds me of a map.