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Sunday, December 16, 2007

MT. TABOR - A TIME-TRAVEL HIKE

My apartment sits at the base of an extinct volcano…at least I hope so. With luck, the tectonic plate that Oregon rides upon has migrated far enough to carry Portland past the molten magma furnace that fueled Mt. Tabor in the distant past. If you weren’t looking for it, you might not recognize that a small amphitheatre and basketball court are built in the throat of a cinder cone.

The following images are arranged in geographical order. The images begin at the public stairwell at the north entrance to Mt. Tabor Park. The route will follow the stairs up to the top of Mt. Tabor, then over the top towards the south. From there, the path will meander down and to the west, stopping to visit each of Mt. Tabor’s reservoirs in order of altitude. While the route through space will be orderly and sequential, the path through time will be random and perhaps jarring.

Sunrise – View from public stairs – Oct. 1, 2006

Sunset – view from public stairs – June 5, 2007
Night Rain - Public Stairs, North Entrance to Mt. Tabor – Dec. 1, 2007

Mt. Hood - From the top of Mt. Tabor - Dec. 3, 2006

Foggy Night - Top of Mt. Tabor - Nov. 8, 2007

Night Meditation - Top of Mt. Tabor - Nov. 8, 2007

Winter Bench - Top of Mt. Tabor - Jan. 6, 2004

Downtown Portland - From the top of Mt. Tabor - Jan. 16, 2007

Reservoir 1 - Jan. 16, 2007

Reservoir 1 Control Room - April 8, 2006

Big Pipes - Reservoir 1 - April 8, 2006

Fern & Ivy - Reservoir 1 - Jan. 6, 2007

New Shrine Elements – Reservoir 1 – Dec. 15, 2007(See also Reservoir of Memories http://thenarrativeimage.blogspot.com/2007/01/say-chimpanzee-knuckle-walks-into.html)

Night Reservoir – Reservoir 5 – July 25, 2006

Ironwork Shadow – Reservoir 5 – Sept. 27, 2003

Red Berries for Carolyn – Between Reservoir 5 and 6 – Dec. 15, 2007

Split Reservoir – Reservoir 6 – April 8, 2006


Split Reservoir at Night – Reservoir 6 - July 25, 2006

Waterline – Reservoir 6 – Sept. 27, 2003

Moss Ring – Reservoir 6 – Dec. 15, 2007

Evidently Not a Boat Ramp – Reservoir 6 – Dec. 15, 2007

Particulate Sunset – from westward slope of Mt. Tabor – June 5, 2007

2 comments:

  1. Far from jarring, I found the non-sequential time frames of the images to be quite soothing.

    I like seeing a location in its various light and seasonal raiments. It gives a much more complete sense of place.

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  2. Nice images Scott. Its been so long since I've used my camera in the suburban environment... yours may have inspired me to do more.

    I do really enjoy your blog... keep up the good work.

    Finally got around to adding a link to The Narrative Image on my blog.

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