I walked to Pioneer Square early in the morning. Just sat and watched the city go by.

-Ezra

Walk Into Town

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A nice brisk walk into town on the morning, while I am here visiting my brother, I (and Mark) walked into town to meet Andrew after work. Portland is an amazing place, and it was fun to see the hundreds of cyclists, and we had to stop for about 15 minutes while the Hawthorn Bridge was raised.

-Ezra

5 Day Trip (Packing List)

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This Mind-Map is a list of everything I took with me on a 5 day trip to Portland.
As you can see I went light and minimal.
The one thing I decided to take regardless of need, is my classic Voigtlander Vito II camera. Yes it is 60 years old and l could easily just take photos with my iPhone, but there is something special about that camera. I love it.
I also took along a Weston Master III light meter. Again old: it was made in the late 40s, but in conjunction with the Vito, it is like stepping back in time.

This is the first trip I have made that I have decided to leave my MacBook at home, and take my iPad instead. I debated this decision for a while, but in the end decided that if there was anything I really needed a full fledged computer for, I would just VNC back to my Mac at home. This trip is for pleasure anyway, I am going to try and avoid any ‘real work’ if I can.

-Ezra