Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Lately I've been trying to get off my bike and walk more, usually around the downtown area. It helps that I've been taking courses at PSU and usually have a few hours to wander around before work. I'm so used to powering my way across town from point A to point B, all senses on defensive overdrive, that experiencing the pedestrian world has felt at times like a revelation: a slow(er) unfolding of blocks and buildings and streets and people on the move that allows for more micro-marveling. The day that I lose my capacity for perpetual marvel... well, I don't know what will happen. Nothing good. In the meantime, here are some photos of stuff that I've been noticing, for better or worse.









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5 Comments:

Blogger Foulweather... said...

Well give me a call when you're dandying about downtown...

8:34 AM  
Blogger andrew said...

Really, you'll throw on a jumper and come dandy about with me?

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed. Walking is a very important thing.

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

drew -
have you seen this book?

Beauty of the City: A. E. Doyle, Portland's Architect

themba

5:17 PM  
Blogger andrew said...

^^^ Yes! I have been eyeing it every time I go into Powells. Hoping that a used copy will show up. You've seen it at Orca?

8:04 PM  

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