Experimenting with different types of resume. Clicking on the text above will take you to a resume presentation of sorts.
Saturday October 23, 2010, was Portland’s 4th annual Thrill the World Zombie Walk. Around 200 participants performed to Michael Jackson’s Thriller in Pioneer Courthouse Square, followed by a Zombie March through the streets of downtown Portland, finishing up by Saturday Market in the waterfront park.
Thrill the World had comparatively modest beginnings. On Sunday, October 29th, 2006, Thrill Toronto’s 62 zombies officially set the first Guinness World Record for “Largest Thriller Dance!” (in one location).
Thrill The World 2009 had 34 nations and more than 250 cities from all around the world participating. As a side effect of the 2009 Thrill the World, the events raised over $100,000 USD for 80 charities.
(Thrill the World information from Wikipedia )
The weather was kind and stayed in the drizzle range for the dance and most all of the walk. There were 200 participants for the Thrill the World dance and I have to guess four to six times that many for the walk.
There was a wide range of ages, from retired folks to little kids, all having a blast playing Zombies, including whole families.
One of the things I love about this city, is the people of Portland, who never pass up the opportunity to dress up and go out and play. I am so looking forward to next year.
All my Zombie Walk photos can be seen at Spidersart Studio – Zombie Walk – Thrill the World
Happy Halloween, to all!
This is a fantastic collection of Photo, showing an almost 100 year history of the New York Subway A gallery of New York Times photography documenting 10 decades of New York City’s subway system. Take some time to enjoy this great collection
You can find more really interesting articles about the NY subway in the Times Subway Special Edition here: http://www.nytimes.com/nyregion/nyregionspecial/
The city of Portland, OR does love it’s pirates. On any given day you are likely to see one walking down the street. But, on September 20th, at the annual Pirate Festival the city showed the world just how much it loves pirates, by breaking the Guinness Book world record for the most pirates gathered in one place.
“The current record for the most people dressed as pirates is 1,140, set at Heide-Park, in Germany, on 6/2/2007. Portland Pirate Festival draws enough scallywags decked out in Pirate finery, will be sure to break the record for the most people d…ressed as pirates gathered in one location.”
THE CURRENT RECORD IS NOW BROKEN!! 1655 pirates (including Lauren and Hannah) at the Portland Pirate Fest 9/20/2009 Arrr matties!
And top notch entertainment
All my photos from the festival can be see here, Spidersart Studio – Pirate Fest
Today was the opening day for the Green Line train in Portland, OR public transportation system.
It is a big deal here. Especially for anyone who rides the 72 bus on a regular basis.
The 72 is the bus line that services 82nd Ave. 82nd is a very busy shopping and business route, and even with the buses running every 15 minutes, it has been over crowed for a long time.
The Green Line is an electric train which will run on brand new tracks parallel to both 82nd Ave and highway 205, from the Clackamas Town Center Mall. At the Gateway Transit center the new track connects with the old and the Green Line will be on the same route with the Red and Blue lines running into downtown. At the transit Center downtown, the Green will again pick up on new tracks running over to Portland State University. They have included plenty of free parking at each stop, which is really great.
Portland is a city never to shy away from a reason to party, and today was no exception. Trimet offered free rides all day. There were big organized events all day at five of the stops along the route. the biggest being held at the Clackamas Town Center,
and at Pioneer Square.
We went to Clackamas Town Center, enjoyed the music
and the many booths,
and rode the Green Line downtown. Trimet has estimated that over 40,000 people rode the Green Line today, and I have to say a good time was had by all.
More of my photographs from today can be seen here. Spidersart Studio
Mt Tabor is one of the many beautiful city parks in Portland, OR (info on Mt. Tabor park). It is a mountain, or specifically an extinct volcanic cinder cone right in the city proper.
The above photo is the view of Mt. Tabor from the Ross Island Bridge.
In 1894 the city built the first two of four open water reservoirs on Mt Tabor.
On the fourth, we watched the city fireworks from the top of Mt. Tabor. There is a road and parking right near the top, with a short, but uphill walk to get to a vantage point looking down Hawthorn Ave., straight to the river, where the fireworks are shot off from a barge.
It is a mountain forest escape right in the city. We had a nice picnic before the fireworks show, and afterwards, while we waited for the traffic to clear out, Lauren and Hannah showed off their mad crazy hooping skills.
Went to visit the Oregon City Municipal Elevator http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_City_Municipal_Elevator on Friday.The Oregon City Municipal Elevator is a 130-foot tall elevator which connects two neighborhoods. It is the only outdoor municipal elevator in the US and one of only four in the world. The current elevator was designed and built in the late 1950’s, hence to “space age” look.
The city is basically split in two by a 90 foot cliff. The original elevator was erected in 1915. It replaced a 750 step stairway and was water-powered. After several frustrating years It was converted to electric power in 1924. The elevator is free and there is a helpful operator during the hours it is open, 7am to 7pm.
We also walked across the Oregon City bridge http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_City_Bridge It is a great little bridge currently under repair. The bridge was originally built in 1922 replacing a pedestrian suspension bridge.
Check out the rest of my photos from the trip. www.spidersartstudio.com