I really don't know why this guy is suspended from the ceiling - or if it is a guy, or if he's real. I only remember that we were visiting my cousin, and since his kids were in the science fair being held at MIT, we met them all there. This was the expansive lobby we walked through to get to the science fair. Oddly, I have no recollection of what this bizarre scene was about!
This is a more typical view of the church I gave a glimpse of in this post. It was a delight to stumble across this Gothic relic (actually much used, but looking like a relic) after passing through streets of more modern shops and famous big buildings.
La Amisad International Park is a World Heritage site, home to critiacally-endangered wildlife (including Baird's tapirs) and situated on the boundary between Costa Rica and Panama. We visited the Panamanian side and took an easy hiking trail through the magnificent rainforest. Animals were scarce here, but majestic and fascinating plants flavored our visit.
This odd and interesting stone sculpture can be found at Union Station in Portland. It doesn't really have a lamp sticking out of the top, but I couldn't find a good angle from this side.
It looks more integrated from this side. I don't know what the building is on the other side of the intersection, but the stonework, arches and trees make a nice backdrop. I like it, and I won't say what I think it looks like. I wonder if that's what was intended? (Aha! It was meant to be a cairn, so says the sculptor.)
After posting another photo of Portland two days ago and two of Gaeta, Italy here and here, I thought I might try some theme weeks on Tapirgal's Daily and see what happens. I don't know that they will really be weeks, but I think I'll post a few more pix of Portland over the next few days to give more than just one random image at a time. What do you think?