What could I put on June 12, 2009, I wondered, that would honor my younger son Leland who graduates this evening from Mt. Hood Community College? I decided upon one of my favorite Portland buildings, the Central Library. It's so handsome and so substantial, two attributes evident in Leland. He's got a two-year civil engineering technology and kept his grades up so that he's a Phi Theta Kappa graduate. His Grandma, his brother Lamont, his girlfriend Kailey and I will be at graduation, popping our buttons with pride!
Here are two views that I took on May 9, well before 8:30 a.m. and getting to my final destination, the Portland Farmers Market. I took this one along SW 11th, the street behind the library. I think I had the camera on manual and forgot to finish the focus, but I like the photos anyway.
This one shows the south side of the library, along SW Taylor.