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!

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2 comments:

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!