Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hot summer morning at Salmon Street Springs

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Before leaving Portland and taking our train back to Seattle we spent Monday morning at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park by the Willamette River.

The Salmon Street fountain was a hit with Alex, who was soaking wet by the time we had to leave. The temperature was in the mid 90s.

Portland's downtown doesn't have skyscrapers as tall as the ones in Seattle, but there are definitely some nice ones, like KOIN Center, the brick building with a pointed roof on the left page. It is the third tallest in Oregon at 509 feet.

Seattle, by contrast, has 18 buildings taller than that, according to Emporis, a site that calls itself the world's website about buildings.


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Antes de marchar de Portland y tomar el tren de vuelta a Seattle pasamos el lunes por la mañana en el parque Governor Tom McCall que está a la orilla del río Willamette.

Alex se lo pasó pipa en la fuente de Salmon Street. Acabó empapado de agua. Hacía unos 30 y pico grados de temperatura.

El downtown de Portland no tiene rascacielos tan altos como los de Seattle, pero hay algunos igualmente bonitos, como el KOIN Center por ejemplo, el edificio de ladrillo y con el techo puntiagudo de la página izquierda. Con 155 metros de altura, es el tercer rascacielos más alto de Oregon.

Seattle, en comparación, tiene 18 edificios de más de 155 metros, según Emporis, una web que se autodefine como la web mundial sobre edificios.

1 comment:

  1. É bom fazer turismo em cidades. Com crianças, às vezes, torna-se complicado.

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