[photos] Your Tuesday moment of zen

Your Tuesday moment of zen.

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Cathedral Park, under the St. John’s Bridge in North Portland, photographed by me.

© 2006, 2009 by Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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5 thoughts on “[photos] Your Tuesday moment of zen

  1. GClugo says:

    Thanks for the Zen moment. I needed it. Your picture is simply beautiful.

    Best,

    GC

    1. Jay says:

      You are most welcome

  2. Cora says:

    That’s very beautiful.

    Is that a ruined church and if so, what happened? In Europe, gutted church ruins are either the result of WWII bombings or destruction attempts of rival religions/ideologies, but neither makes much sense for the US.

    1. Jay says:

      Actually, they’re bridge piers, made with that Gothic arch.

      1. Cora says:

        That’s where the cultural disconnect comes in. When I see an image like that, I immediately think “gutted church or abbey”. I’ve just noticed that the caption actually says “bridge”, but I must have read right past it.

        Talking of bridges, I assume that this is the bridge which featured quite prominently in Devon Monk’s “Magic to the Bone”, which is set in an (alternate universe) Portland. Good to finally have a visual for it.

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