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One of Portland's most famous sights is Portlandia, the nation's second-largest hammered-copper statue (the first being the Statue of Liberty).

Most people see it like this:


(Photo by Sam Grover, some rights reserved)



Every Tuesday afternoon I have a meeting in the 4th floor conference room that looks out on Portlandia's unseen side. I thought I should share this rare perspective with all the world. Or at least my flist.



Those are some mighty toes.

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emeraldsedai
Jan. 25th, 2006 10:22 am (UTC)
And feet bigger than mine.
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emeraldsedai
Jan. 25th, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
I never thought of that, but you're right--there's a distinct lack of pigeon-poo on her.
inalasahl
Jan. 25th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
Feeeeeet! I feel bad because it's never occurred to me to wonder what she looked like from behind.

One of Portland's most famous sights is Portlandia, the nation's second-largest hammered-copper statue (the first being the Statue of Liberty).
I thought they were the two largest in the world?
emeraldsedai
Jan. 25th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
They probably are. I was rushing through my little "research" and didn't want to exaggerate by mistake. Because I NEVER do that.

Is that Trixie Belden in your icon???
inalasahl
Jan. 25th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
Is that Trixie Belden in your icon???
Yep!
emeraldsedai
Jan. 25th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
That's so cool. Nice to know she's still around.
inalasahl
Jan. 25th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes. In fact, the publishing gods have just started on yet another reissue. I think it's been about 20 years since the last one (when I was a kid, of course).
seraphina_pyra
Jan. 25th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC)
hee!
owzers
Jan. 25th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)
*and the foot fetishers go wild!* I'd like to borrow those feet for my 5'10" inch frame - maybe I'd stop falling over and tripping on lint and smashing into hallway walls if I had some nice, gigantic footies!
emeraldsedai
Jan. 25th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
Hee! I never considered the foot-fetish angle.

I always appreciated Portlandia's classical proportions. Having been constructed in the 80s, she could so easily have been given some kind of horrible fashion-model look.
vampirefan
Jan. 25th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
wow! awesome pix!

i never even knew that there was a second-largest hammered-copper statue in the US... so this is cool to know.

i love my informative and interesting f-list!

thanks!
emeraldsedai
Jan. 25th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
Dark Emerald's the name. Trivia's the game.
roseambr
Jan. 28th, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)
You are too, too funny! Yes, the back side view is very interesting. I remember walking around on the mezzanene (sp?) back in my COP days and wondering if you could see her back-side from any of the windows. Fouorth floor hu? And they put a conference room there too! Go figure. Think tank room for a butt view. No wonder the city is so f@#$ed up.

But a view like that does put my own bum into perspective. I still want mine smaller though....

How's everything else going this week? Surviving?
emeraldsedai
Jan. 28th, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)
Hee! Yeah, the emphasis on assiness is kind of startling.

I want mine smaller too!
ilconditoreador
Jan. 29th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
Butt what about chi?
I wonder what kind of feng shui connotations this would have . . .?
emeraldsedai
Jan. 29th, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Butt what about chi?
Whatever they are, whether positive or negative, they are overridden by the terrible, terrible chi of the whole building.

I think Portlandia's copper fork--an obvious arrow, pointing up and diagonally at the sky--probably at least bleeds off some of the negative. Of course, low-flying aircraft will probably crash.
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