A carnival ride cruises down Marine Drive on Sunday, July 26. Sunday Market was in full swing, the weather was glorious, and everyone was headed to the beach. The carnival ride seems to be passing through town, maybe to one of the beach cities up or down the coast. Marine Drive is also Highway 30, and carries much of the beach-bound traffic from Portland and Seattle if they happen to be coming via the south bank of the Columbia River, which is a lot faster than the road on the north side, although you wouldn't guess it from the way the traffic looks here. This "crawl" of vehicles is unusual on a weekday or in winter, but is not untypical for a weekend day in summer . . . especially when the sun is out!
I'd been wondering what you call the style of the building behind the traffic, and I still don't know. It has a few pieces of ornamentation that remind me of the late 1800s and early 1900s, yet the clean lines look a bit like Art Deco without the flair. Here's an evening photo of the building I really like. It was taken from 12th Street, the cross-street at the left of this photo. Bronze Koi Beads is a cool business occupying the ground floor. It deserves its own photo one of these days. A medical supply store takes up the corner at the left. It's useful, but not as picturesque. Obviously, the top floor is up for grabs!
I chose this photo today for Mellow Yellow Monday, where you can find lots of photos featuring this happy color!