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Atop the Convention Center

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 13 March 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

I haven't a clue as to the function, if any, of this, but it certainly looks neat. I purposely didn't realign anything; when I tried that, it looked boring to me. You may notice that Spring had not come to Portland in mid-February.
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THANKS TO JJ, I found out that yesterday's shot was of the Friendship Bell from Sapporo, Japan, Portland's sister city.
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SABBATICAL - For personal reasons, I am taking a sabbatical from Aminus 3, effective immediately. I have photographs in the system to post through March 18. I wish you joy in your personal and photographic journeys.

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B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It is an interesting structure. Maybe it is just for looks. Cool shot.

13 Mar 2010 5:24am

Shiloh from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, great architecture!

13 Mar 2010 5:50am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

You've beautifully caught the light through this structure. It rather sparkles, doesn't it?
I hope you are able to come online and know that we are with you, Jack....

13 Mar 2010 6:08am

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

All the best to you, Jack!
Welcome back, when it`s time to come.

13 Mar 2010 6:19am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

very well captured

13 Mar 2010 6:33am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The electric blue sky is spot on as background for this modern architecture. well done

13 Mar 2010 6:36am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Interesting indeed! Again, great quality photo :)

13 Mar 2010 7:47am

Lyl & Rol from Besançon, France

Really nice composition.

13 Mar 2010 7:49am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The function of this building I have clear ... built it for you! Its function is to give pleasure to your eyes! A daring and original composition. a first term that seems to cover with dissimulation! The textures of the tower of fragile glass) combined with the solid wall is very interesting. I like the tree! Have a nice day friend Jack! Many kisses!

13 Mar 2010 8:03am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Beautiful shot Jack!

13 Mar 2010 8:06am

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

Spring came and left :( back to the rain! You caught a nice blue sky! very nice sheen and color of the tower.

13 Mar 2010 8:07am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Very stark picture...very well composed and a lovely colour sky!

13 Mar 2010 12:21pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

I like the composition and this interesting piece of architecture. It resembles the shape of a skyscraper but appears to be just part of the buildings design. If they ever want to go green they could fill it with solar panels.
Wishing you well, Jack during your time away.

13 Mar 2010 2:29pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Love the blues, it is an interesting tower thingy, looks more artistic than functional to me

Enjoy your sabbatical, hope its for a good reason and all is well with you

13 Mar 2010 2:41pm

Bettina from United States

Great image. What makes it so special is the tree branches you left in. You could have easily left them out, but they reach with such tenderness and subtle beauty, up against the stark modern spire of the top of the building.

13 Mar 2010 3:15pm

Jaap from Netherlands

Nice shot, special structure.

13 Mar 2010 3:15pm

Florence from Paris, France

Like an arrow ! What a blue sky ! Incredible.

13 Mar 2010 3:37pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Exceptional detail and clarity, Jack. Glad you didn't mess with it. Beautiful.

13 Mar 2010 4:12pm

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Très belle composition Jack, fantastique graphisme !

13 Mar 2010 5:02pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a futurist picture ,jack !
friendships !

13 Mar 2010 5:34pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nice and sharp Jack!

13 Mar 2010 7:35pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! GREAT shot! I love the colours. So crisp and clear

13 Mar 2010 8:00pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great shot!

13 Mar 2010 11:09pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is completely marvelous

14 Mar 2010 12:01am

Mirza Ahmad from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nice composition Jack, like the "blues"

14 Mar 2010 2:15am

[email protected] - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

I like the composition with the budding branches to the left.

14 Mar 2010 2:18am

Lori from Michigan, United States

the blue sky against the clear structure is fantastic.

14 Mar 2010 2:32am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Those glass towers are very cool. A lovely shot, Jack.

14 Mar 2010 3:19am