Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Seen downtown, No. 2


Across from Pioneer Courthouse Square, tour guide John looks up at the Macy's building so that he can find an architectural detail to share with us on the June 21, 2013, Architectural Heritage Center's Walking Tour of Downtown Portland's Terra Cotta. Many of the buildings in downtown that give the area its unique atmosphere are decorated and/or covered with terra cotta, be it glazed or unglazed, creamy white or rusty orange.

John points out details high up on buildings as he fills in his tour-goers with loads of information.

John's engaged delivery captivates tour-goers every single time I've been on one of his tours. DSC_0174_PM See, not even a sporty red vehicle interrupted anyone's concentration. Thanks, John. Thanks, AHC.

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