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The View from Our Condo

One thing we desired most in living in a large condominium building was that our unit should have 'a view' of the city and the surrounding area.  The condo we bought is on the seventh floor of the building and indeed has very nice views of the city center to the east.   And likewise to the steep, tree-covered hills to the south, with their extraordinary collection of houses and larger condos built on the most improbable, gnarly sites.

Since the weather is bound to play a large role in our daily lives here in Portland, we also appreciate the excellent vantage point we now have to view large cloud masses as they stream in from the southwest and wash across the Portland cityscape to our east.

There's no doubt we both enjoy spending a few minutes each day just watching the world go by outside our windows.  The street scene below and the cityscape extending beyond are interesting to view by day and magical to behold at night.

And then there are the occasional storms.   We've had one sizeable snowstorm this winter -- it dropped an inch or two of snow overnight and blanketed the area (until around noon or so the next day).
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