Friday, November 13, 2009

Noontime in Portland: The 2009 Christmas Tree Arrives

I happened to be walking by Pioneer Courthouse Square today when they were unloading the 2009 Christmas Tree. I don't know where it came from, but it arrived today and was put in place in the square. Several buses and a MAX train arrived at about the same time as the tree. The crane operator was very skilled--the tree was slung about halfway and one-third of the way up the length. As it was lifted, the operator manipulated the cables though a blck and tackle so that the tree was lifted and moved form horizontal to vertical. Nice job!


Newsman said...

Salut, Jean!
In Epcot, the economic heart of landlocked Florida, there is a huge Xmas tree, and Yuletide music is pervasive. And in the Great White North, we have no snow.
Go figure.

Karen said...

You don't see that everyday! Thanks!