Saturday, March 2, 2013

Stairway

This is a view of the front marble staircase at Portland City Hall. If you want to tie the knot with that special someone, sell hotdogs and other treats out of a wagon you drag behind your truck, rip off the back steps and add a deck, invest in a pooch to soil the city sidewalks or to do a thousand and one other things, these are the elegant steps one must climb to be successful. The marble is magnificent and the brass banister is one you want to run your hand on all the way to curlicue bottom. Of course, if you do, I hope you've had your flu shot, or you are just rollin' the dice.
It's Restaurant Week in the city. Guess what's in my near future plans are?

22 comments:

  1. Reminds me of the staircase in Dickens' Circumlocution Office.

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  2. You wrote the truth and wrote it well! I would love to climb these marble steps for the privilege to invest in a pooch.

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  3. It's gorgeous and your photo is superbly composed. I think the Ocala City Hall is much less elegant! These steps would be a good place to exercise...just run up and down them a few times!

    Stay well! Don't let the flu get you!

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  4. Such graceful curves in your photo. Bannisters make me think of sliding down them, but, of course, such an impulse is foolish, so I never do such a thing.

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  5. Nice comment on architecture and bureaucracy. Reminds you of a violin scroll or a snail shell.


    Thanks for your comments on my Costa Rica photos this week. I had to pay for the time off with a very long work week and few comments written.

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  6. What a nice shot this is! Have a great time during Restaurant week. I hope we hear about some of your favorites.

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  7. Our Capitol has a similar staircase. I love finding spirals like this.

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  8. This was a great era for building civic buildings. Just carry a little Purell in your pocket.

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  9. Nice staircase. We are just ending our restaurant week this weekend. Enjoy.

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  10. Beautiful staircase and bannister. Was it built originally for City Hall? Such beauty for such mundane goings on. MB

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  11. Very beautiful stairway to 'heaven ..or hell' depending on what you're trying to get achieved, marvelous shot Birdman.

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  12. I do admire the staircase but I'll take the elevator thank you -- barbara

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  13. I'll take the stairs, with a bottle of Germ-x.

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  14. Beautiful! Great composition.

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  15. Love the perspective and the elegance!

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  16. And is there a restaurant in City Hall? A cafe at least?

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  17. Lovely view. I recently paid a trip to City Hall to pay a parking ticket... Ick. I'm not touching the banister...

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  18. It would be a perfect backdrop for a grand entrance ala Scarlet O'Hara.

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