Thursday, June 15, 2006

Portlanders still remember calling it Penguin Park!

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Peninsula Park. Located in the Piedmont neighborhood at 700 N. Portland Blvd. Completed in 1913, much remains of the original features, including the lantern-style streetlights, the stone pillars, vast brickwork, and the nearly 100-year-old fountain in the center of the rose garden.

Check it out sometime. It has an interesting history starting with a woman named Liverpool Liz and gaining ground with horse racing and penguins along the way. It even contains the official Portland rose, named Mademoiselle Caroline Testout.

I know the image is huge but it still doesn't give you the scope of this park. Photoshopped together from ten pictures taken from the south stairs of the rose garden.

Thank you Nosmot for hosting this massive file.

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