We stopped over at Washington Park the morning we were in Portland, and found some delicious geologic art.
|Les AuCoin Plaza|
And there's so much more.
Here's another view of columns, above the Plaza:
|Columns and Benches|
Down by the World Forestry Center, across the way from the MAX rail station, you'll find some enormous chunks of petrified wood. I mean huge. It's hard to tell because I didn't bloody put anything in there for scale, but these things are at least waist high. Here's the biggest:
|Enormous Hunk o' Petrified Wood|
|Delicious Ancient Wood!|
There's another one there that isn't so much about color as texture:
|Looks Like a Crocodile|
And, of course, this being the Northwest, there's plants growing in it:
|Ivy and Ancient Tree|
Right, then. There's that. And if I can tear myself away from Doctor Who and fiction writing long enough this week, I'll get my research done for the next installment, in which you'll finally get to see the reason why we were at Washington Park in the first place: the geologic core displayed at the MAX rail station. You're going to go "Squee!" I guarantee it.