I seem to be developing quite the bad-boy crush on graffiti these days. I've driven past the burned-out Taylor Electric Supply building in southeast Portland many times in the six years since the 1936 warehouse burned down, but it never truly caught my eye until the spray can artists started having their way with it.
Ben was kind enough to come along with me on Thursday evening to snap some photos. The light was perfect, and I'm so happy with the way the art is reflected in the clear pools of water.
According to The Oregonian, the building will soon be demolished--good news for the owner, the neighborhood, and the Willamette River, which is still in danger of further contamination from chemicals that were released during the fire.
But this view of Portland's skyline across the river, through the broken windows of the old warehouse, will have to go too. So, I'm glad I went ahead and got these pictures while I could.
More photos of this: On my Flikr page.
What I'm reading: Let's Pretend This Never Happened, by blogger Jenny Lawson. It's a funny book. But, it definitely reads like a blog, and let's just say that 384 pages is an awful lot of blog posts to read in a row.
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