Even after heavy rain upon arrival, driving to the Red Lion Hotel, which is across from the Oregon Convention Center, this California girl did not let the drizzle and cold keep her indoors. The city shines in her light and I HAD to wander around to soak in the atmosphere, drink up the city! I didn't have an opportunity to see much more than what I photographed, since I had to immediately setup for Bead Expo Portland a few hours later. Every trip I take, I try to have at least a few hours to attempt to absorb the city. It is these precious moments that I soak in inspiration through the images I select to capture. I was able to capture some of the city to share with you. Come see with me!
And even in Portland, as in Tucson, a new friend decided to join me to lead the way to some of the city's highlights!
Centrally located in eclectic Northwest Portland, our campus reflects the Congregation's commitment to Jewish learning, worship and community. Two small chapels provide intimate settings for interactive religious gatherings, while the architecturally renowned Temple (completed in 1928) lends grace and formality to services on High Holy Days, Festivals and other occasions.
The beautiful doors and architectural elements
Always look up and see, not just at eye level as there is much to be missed if you just look straight ahead. Fine examples of Byzantine architecture.
Congregation Beth Israel's history is also an integral part of the history of Portland and Oregon. The names of our founders and past presidents are intertwined among the civic leaders and merchants who formed our city and state. Congregation Beth Israel has had 18 Senior Rabbis in the last 148 years.
The path that leads to the cherry blossom trees. I eagerly followed.Cherry Blossoms
Gently, there is a breeze
Cherry blossom petals amidst
Floating from above high
Drifting down, ever so light
Petals landing on my head
Here and there, more or less
I take in the sweet scent and aroma
Oh Mother Nature, how I love thee