Apr 19, 2016Hotel Room, Hotel Eastlund, Portland Oregon

Hotel Room. Copyright © 2016 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

The hotel has been remodeled recently and they’ve worked hard to provide a consistent theme throughout. It’s modern, clean and comfy, with a slight twist in the decor …

Hotel Eastlund, Portland Oregon. Copyright © 2016 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.
Bathroom. Copyright © 2016 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

According to Google, getting to the hotel from the airport was fairly straight forward. Catch the light railway into town. Google was right, finding the terminus was fine and the ride on the train was fine. What caused me problems was the ticketing system. I’m used to buying tickets to destinations, but Portland’s light railway works on a time basis. Great if you know how long it takes to get somewhere. I opted for two hours, and that turned out to be more than adequate. The hotel was very near the light railway so I only had a short walk with my wheelie bag.

Once I’d checked in and got to my room…

I found two things of note in the bathroom

First look carefully and you’ll see a hole cut in the shower glass. It took me a moment to realize that it is so that you can turn the shower on and adjust the temperature before you get in.

Second, take a look at the artwork. Upon first glance, I thought it was just an abstract piece. But then, do you see what I see? I’m sure it’s an abstract nude, complete with nipples and pubis. I thought it quite adventurous for the normally prudish US, so I checked another piece in the room, and it too was slightly risque for public art aimed at (my idea of) the average American. Maybe I’ve spent too much time in the Bible belt, and people are different out here near the west coast.

Whether intended of not, once seen, I could not un-see my bathroom nude.

Copyright © 2016 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.


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