I love the old buildings of Portland.
I am sorry that the developers here do not have the ingenuity of the California developers, especially in the Bay Area or Cannery Row, where they saw how
some of the history would make for amazingly lovely buildings,
make them come alive, make the wharf development more interesting.
Maybe they don’t get out much.
This is one of these areas. We drive by it all the time.
This dufus developer is taking down the old building
that housed the police horses, and before that, I believe it was a mill.
Some of it is gone already.
He could have done some high-rise around the old buildings, turning one
into a skate rink and the other shops… would have been great.
Glad I was able to sketch it before it was gone altogether.
Ink painting. No watercolors.
“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
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