My lunch ride today was along the Rock Creek Trail underneath some impressive power lines. Out came my camera.
Power poles have incredible variety. Every pole solves a different problem of topography, relationship to adjacent poles and need for lateral bracing, wires to nearby poles and to the ground, and wireless antennas.
Crowd-powered journalism becomes crucial when traditional media is unwilling or unable. “[T]he ability to have those real-time news reports — both verified and unverified — available for free to any user of the network is important not just because it allows us to see what is happening to the protesters and their civil rights, but also because it reveals First Amendment abuses like the dismantling of cameras and other equipment used by media outlets, or the arrest of people for recording the activities of police, which as my colleague Jeff Roberts points out is legal, despite what police forces across the country seem to believe (or want to believe).”1
While strolling downtown Portland with my sweetie, I snapped the architecture. The PECI Building1 caught my eye.
When I first posted this picture, I erroneously identified the building as the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse. Although the buildings are close to each other, other than their curved caps, they don’t look much alike. Oops! ↩