Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
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Cameras work at night

Let's get back in the habit of carrying my camera around, okay? Increasingly I see things I wish I'd photographed. (Example: the bookstore sign saying that an in-store event was canceled due to "incremental weather.") I did have my camera handy three Fridays ago, at least: I went downtown to see part of a 24-hour reading of Moby-Dick, then rendezvous with a friend at Big-Ass Sandwiches and get a late-night meal. So! Here are photos (which you can click on to enlarge):


At SW 10th and Burnside At SW 10th and Burnside
Part of the Portland Timbers Major League Soccer awareness campaign, a few months out from the Timbers playing their first MLS match.
Looking east down W. Burnside Looking east down W. Burnside
Powell's Books reader board, with a Valentine's Day message Powell's Books reader board, with a Valentine's Day message
A few hours into 'Take To The Ship,' a 24-hour reading of 'Moby-Dick' A few hours into 'Take To The Ship,' a 24-hour reading of 'Moby-Dick'
This was at about Hour 4 of the reading. Soon after I arrived, it wrapped up at Powell's and the participants headed to a private residence for the rest of the recitation of the book.

Local writer-performer-hilarious person Courtenay Hameister, the head of the local broadcast Live-Wire Radio, reads Chapter 17, 'The Ramadan.'
By the way, yes, behind Courtenay are paintings of every American president holding a cut of ham. By the way, yes, behind Courtenay are paintings of every American president holding a cut of ham.
I love recognizing names in bookstores. I love recognizing names in bookstores.
Keith R.A. DeCandido's book 'World of Warcraft: Cycle of Hatred,' in the Gold Room at Powell's.
The Powell's Gold Room author's signature pillar The Powell's Gold Room author's signature pillar
Among the names I recognize: 'Dark Crystal'/'Labyrinth' artist Brian Froud, 'Kushiel' creator Jacqueline Carey, Nick Sagan (author and son of Carl Sagan), urban fantasy author Richelle Mead, 'Perdido Street Station' author China Mieville, 'Dune' continu-er Brian Herbert, and Seth Grahame-Smith of 'Pride & Prejudice & Zombies'...

Douglas Adams! Gregory Benford, local novelist and TV writer Steve Perry, 'Star Trek' uber-fan Bjo Trimble, hugely prolific writer-editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and (though I only got her last name in the shot) Ursula K. LeGuin.
Neil Gaiman was here... Neil Gaiman was here...
Personal Me-Fact: when I'm in a bookstore or library and see books by authors I know, I give the books a little salute. Personal Me-Fact: when I'm in a bookstore or library and see books by authors I know, I give the books a little salute.
'Star Trek Corps of Engineers' compilations, including novels by my friends Terri Osborne and Keith R.A. DeCandido.

Having fun with Doctor Who Having fun with Doctor Who
Recommended (by Powell's and by me AND by lots of others): 'The Red Tree' (2009) by Caitlin R. Kiernan Recommended (by Powell's and by me AND by lots of others): 'The Red Tree' (2009) by Caitlin R. Kiernan
Another shot of Powell's Caitlin R. Kiernan selection Another shot of Powell's Caitlin R. Kiernan selection
Without Doc Savage, we would not have Superman. Without Doc Savage, we would not have Superman.
Also recommended: the novels of Cherie Priest Also recommended: the novels of Cherie Priest
They can poke fun at themselves. They can poke fun at themselves.
ROBERT E. M'F'ING HOWARD. (It's a good time to be a Robert E. Howard fan.) ROBERT E. M'F'ING HOWARD. (It's a good time to be a Robert E. Howard fan.)

Pulp! In the Mystery section. Pulp! In the Mystery section.
More pulp. Guns, dames, murder, sex on aging paper... More pulp. Guns, dames, murder, sex on aging paper...
Another Portland Timbers ad, from the Mystery room. Another Portland Timbers ad, from the Mystery room.
Interactive public art at SW 10th and Burnside, across from Powell's. Interactive public art at SW 10th and Burnside, across from Powell's.
We're tryin', man. We're tryin', man.
Daddy like. (Another Timbers ad, this one two stories tall at Burnside between SW 4th and 3rd.) Daddy like. (Another Timbers ad, this one two stories tall at Burnside between SW 4th and 3rd.)
The moon and the US Bank/Unico Building, Portland's second-tallest building. Also known as 'Big Pink.' The moon and the US Bank/Unico Building, Portland's second-tallest building. Also known as 'Big Pink.'
An abandoned doughnut, outside the original downtown location of Voodoo Doughnut. SW 3rd and Ankeny. An abandoned doughnut, outside the original downtown location of Voodoo Doughnut. SW 3rd and Ankeny.
Outside of Ash Street Saloon, SW 3rd and Ash Outside of Ash Street Saloon, SW 3rd and Ash

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