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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Transit mall bricks: The mystery continues

They're ba-a-a-a-ack. The brick tenders on the Portland transit mall, that is. An alert reader has been watching the mindless activity on the corner of SW Fifth and Washington for months. Today is at least the third time the crews have been out there tending to the Euro-bricks -- or is it the fourth, we're starting to lose count. Here they are again, sprinkling their magic sand and mystical water:

You want to know why there's no money for basic government services? It's because Portland never stops with the Earl the Pearl pipedreams. As the reader points out, "Say what you want about Bird City, but those bricks are better cared for than anything east of 39th... er, I mean Chavez Blvd." No kidding. Go by streetcar!

Comments (6)

Rain washes the sand from in between the stones; I've had the same problem with some rockwork at my house. I can't understand why they just don't mortar the damn things and be done it.

The city hope the magic sand will be more permanent,

Just wait a few years when the ground under the bricks settles...


Union Sand sweepers .....

Sorry - but why do you need sand between the bricks?

But, but it looks like AMSTERDAM!

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