The First Congregational Church is a Portland Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in the South Park Blocks in downtown Portland on the corner of SW Park and Madison, across from the Portland Art Museum. The church is known for its Venetian Gothic architecture and the red-roofed bell tower that can be seen from many parts of the city. Two 100′ towers were removed in a 1940s’ modernization, leaving only this 185′ central tower.
Monthly Archives: January 2008
These are two of the dancers of Hula Halau He Makana O Aloha, who performed at Mochitsuki 2008 with Aloha – the 12th Annual Japanese American New Year Celebration. This dance troup was led by instructors Ka’au Ahina and ‘Aukai La’a, who were absolutely amazing.
I love the bluish green color of this plant. It looks great, even in the dead of winter. I’m not positive, but I think it is one of the Euphorbias. They look really cool in the spring. The tip of the stalk becomes curved where the new growth is and makes the plant look like something from Lost in Space.
I had to take my camera in to be repaired because the sensor is scratched (more about that here). They told me it will be six to eight weeks before I get it back. In the meantime I am going to have to use my old camera, a Fuji S5000. I am really bummed. I’ve heard a good photographer should be able to take good photos with any kind of camera. It’ll be interesting to see what I learn in the next couple of months.
I love Wednesdays! That is the day when Sutree and I go somewhere for a hike. This week we went through the gorge to see the frozen waterfalls and then to Mt. Hood to walk in the snow. It was a gorgeous day.
I’ve lived in Oregon since 1986 and I am still in shock sometimes at just how beautiful it is here.