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Old Nov 25, 2007, 1:18 PM   #1
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Here is a quartet that performs traditional carolling at various locations arount the Portland area. They do an excellent job. This shot was taken a the Pioneer Courthouse Square, the "center stage" of Portland. It is an open square that is used for a wide variety of purposes. It is often referred to as Portland's "Living Room".



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Old Nov 25, 2007, 2:45 PM   #2
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What a happy crew! I think it's "We wish you a Merry Christmas" rather than"In the bleak midwinter".Do you get much snow round Xmas in Portland? If you do, I'd advise them to step back a little. There'd be a lot more on that roof than anywhere in Dickensian London.
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Very nice....I love carolers!
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Old Nov 25, 2007, 5:04 PM   #4
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Cal,

Great period costumes! We obviously don't get too many folks around here doing the costume bit because of the hot weather.

Aloha and thanks for sharing.
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Old Nov 25, 2007, 7:09 PM   #5
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Do you get much snow round Xmas in Portland? If you do, I'd advise them to step back a little. There'd be a lot more on that roof than anywhere in Dickensian London.
No, Alan, we get very little snow here. Last winter, we had one "storm" that dropped about four inches but that was gone in a couple days. A couple of inches of snow around here strangles the infrastructure. People don't know what to do and even if they know, they are not equiped to do so. Our biggest winter threat is freezing rain. That is where the temperature is just around freezing. Then it rains, freezing when it hits the ground. The result is a coating of ice on everything. That snarls traffic like you wouldn't believe. We usually get two or three freezing rain storms a year.

Normally, we just get a lot of rain from September to May.Seattle gets a lot more.

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Nice one Cal.


And you're right about the rain and snow. I lived in Seattle for a long time. Only a few snow storms in the winter, but lots and lots of rain.
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Wonderful photo, very joyful.
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Very nice photo - and timely; I'm in a Christmas mood!
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The Dickens you say!
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Looking at your picture I can feel the joy of the performers...

Portland's "Living Room" - Btw, I quite liked that : )
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