Delenda Est Carthago

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Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

I plan on being the supreme dictator of the country, if not the world. Therefore, you might want to stay on my good side. Just a hint: ABBA rules!


Picture Day takes a walking tour of Portland

In September 1998 Krys and I did a short circuit of some of Portland's fountains. Portland has a bunch of fountains. We used to do this a lot - just wander around the city seeing what was up. You'll notice we never do this in Phoenix. Anyway, it was a beautiful day, and although I didn't take a lot of pictures of fountains, I got some interesting shots.

This is the fountain near my old place of business. We're looking north toward Harrison Street. This is in the center of Lovejoy Park.

Yes, it's the world's smallest park. Mill Ends Park is at the intersection of SW Taylor and Naito Parkway. It's in the Guinness Book of Records!

This is a strangely erotic fountain outside the Standard Insurance Building 900 SW Fifth Avenue. It's called "The Quest" and was designed by Count Alexander von Svoboda. Lots more about the fountain here.

Finally, we have Portlandia, which sits at 1120 SW Fifth. It's the second largest hammered copper statue in the world. The Statue of Liberty is the largest. I just think it's a little freaky, reaching down like that. Someday it will come alive, like that episode of The Simpsons, and then we're all in trouble! Portlanders, by the way, often describe things in their city as "the second biggest" or "the third longest." It's very strange. We decided it's because they have a bit of an inferiority complex, sitting between San Francisco and Seattle like that. We never knew why - as I've shown you, it's a beautiful city.

Not a lot of pictures today! Next week we're back at the beach, so get ready for surf and ruggedness!

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Blogger Roxy said...

Why aren't you out walking around taking a walking tour of the greater Phoenix area? I mean, there are so many things to see. Tract housing - for one. Brown fields, strip malls. The tanning salons alone, my friend...

By the way - we may be moving to DC. Shall we get together soon so we can tell you all about it?

15/8/06 9:05 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Yeah, I saw that on your blog and I cried. You'll be getting an invitation to Mia's birthday party any day now. Don't eat anything before it and you'll be fine!

15/8/06 9:34 AM  

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