It is Rose Parade weekend. Since I don’t like standing to watch parades (and sitting is too expensive), I was glad to learn that some of the floats are on display today and tomorrow for a close up look. All the decorations have to be organic. “Solid” surfaces are created with things like seeds, grains, rice–natural color and dyed. Themes were “Celebrate Oregon,” “Celebrate Culture,” and “Celebrate Service.” On many floats, “celebrate” was presented as “party.”
The culture theme was well represented.
This one marks the 25th anniversary of the Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association. The dragon boat replica in the top front reminds of the races held at Waterfront Park–I was too late for them this year. Maybe next year.
I take photos of descriptions to help me remember details; unfortunately, I made too much of a shadow on the picture to be able to read the rest. So I don’t have any more of the exact names of floats.
These lamp posts decorate all of Old Town. I think the background bridge is the Hawthorne Bridge. (Sorry, I haven’t learned my bridges yet.) I took the photo for the architecture detail for a quilt class at Sisters. I am to bring photos of line design. The lamp was a lucky extra.
I am sure I got a better view of the floats this way, though I did miss the bands and other groups. It was a great way to spend a sunny afternoon.