This is the 2nd of an occasional series of posts on the Best Portland Blogs You’re Not Reading.
Periodically I visit each of the blogs on my blogroll (which you’ll find just below the ads on the right). Many are popular and well trafficked, others are infrequently updated, but contain some gems. And then there are the ones that are almost always well written or entertaining, and routinely updated, but don’t get the traffic, I think, they deserve (which sometimes I have to guess at because Sitemeter is set to private).
Eclectic is an overused descriptor, but if it doesn’t apply to this blog, the term is meaningless. The subject matter of the eclectic Cyclotram demonstrates author -b-‘s quirky, broad and diverse range of interests.
If you’re looking for photographs of local parks, bridges, monuments, fountains, or neighborhoods – Cyclotram has you covered. Contrails and cute animals? Check. Flowers and benchmarks? Yup. How about food and artwork? Uh huh. Unfortunately the author, -b-, has a tendency to forget (or choose not to) to tag or categorize posts, so searching for said topics can be a challenge, but trust me – they’re all there!
And don’t forget to read the text. The often erudite, somewhat stream of consciousness comments describe the motivation, the thought process, or subject matter of the photographs. Read one of my favorite posts, How to walk the Ross Island Bridge and not die, if you’re lucky, to see what I mean.
The archives go back to 2005. (And on the very first blog post, on December 20 2005, the mysteries of the moniker Cyclotram are explained.)