October 2014 Instagrams

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October was an awesome month.
It always is.
Chuck and I visited Bob, We went to the balloon fiesta, It was my birthday and then it was Halloween!
Fall is here!

All of these pictures came from my Instagram feed: YoungArchitxPDX Feel free to add me.

The Portland Building

Another day, another dollar.

Director Park Portland Architecture

Current mess & the future tower #portlandarchitecture #parkavewest #directorpark

 

 

 

PDXcarpet eating guacomole

…oh don’t mind me, I just brought my own guacamole to the airport!!!?! @pdxcarpet #pdxcarpet #guacomole

 

Eating guacamole in SFO!!! YES!!!! Almost there!!! #SFO #guacomole #BYOG

Eating guacamole in SFO!!! YES!!!! Almost there!!! #SFO #guacomole #BYOG

Port of Portland

The Port of Portland @ #pdxinternational #pdxarchitecture #portlandarchitecture #pdx #zgf

Eating Mexican with Bob Potter!!!!! #WhatAGuy #TNT2007

Eating Mexican with Bob Potter!!!!! #WhatAGuy #TNT2007

Art Vandelay

#artvandelay

 

Santa Fe

Beautiful day in Santa Fe!!!!! @chuck012 @bob.potter

Santa Fe Folk Art Museum

We’re jammin out in New Mexico with Bob Potter!!!! @chuck012 @bob.potter

Santa Fe Folk Art Museum

Best day ever!!!! I love Santa Fe, New Mexico!

santa fe architecture

Peggy and Chuck

santa fe architecture

Chuck and Bob harassing a local bicycle. @chuck012 @bob.potter #santafearchitecture

Santa Fe Folk Art Museum

Santa Fe Folk Art Museum #santafe #newmexicoarchitecture

 

balloon fiesta 2014

Shits about to get crazy! #balloonfiesta

balloon fiesta 2014

Its too windy… The balloons can’t go up. We’re gonna go ride bikes. We’ll come back tomorrow. #balloonfiesta

balloon fiesta 2014

Here we go! #balloonfiesta

balloon fiesta 2014

WATCH OUT CHUCK!!!

balloon fiesta 2014

Selfie while riding. Almost crashed. #balloonfiesta #TNT2007 #nohelmets

 

new mexico architecture

#newmexicoarchitecture #abqarchitecture #adobe #balloonfiesta #brunch

Can you name where this handrail is? I will give you a hi-5 if you can name the building! Hint: Its in America.

Can you name where this handrail is? I will give you a hi-5 if you can name the building! Hint: Its in America.

the Pearl district

Heres a picture of the Pearl District from the 70’s. I recently learned the Broadway Bridge used to have a giant viaduct wayyyyy longer then it already is. In the bottom middle where all the trains are parked is where The Fields Neighborhood Park is today.

 

Balloon fiesta 2014

Yes!!! #balloonfiesta

Balloon fiesta 2014

CHUCK TOOK CONTROL OF THE BALLOON!!!! @chuck012 @bob.potter

Balloon fiesta 2014

Most handsome guys at the balloon launch!!!! #handsome #redhat #balloonfiesta

Balloon fiesta 2014

Losing my mind!!! #balloonfiesta

Balloon fiesta 2014

GO BALLOON GO!!!!! #balloonfiesta #Mikeriscica666

Balloon fiesta 2014

Balloon Landing!!!! #balloonfiesta

Balloon fiesta 2014

We just helped a balloon land off the side of the bike path. #balloonfiesta

@bob.potter 's French Onion Soup!! AKA the most delicious thing I've ever eaten!!! #frenchonionsoup #juliachild #broth #onion #swisscheese #toast

@bob.potter ‘s French Onion Soup!! AKA the most delicious thing I’ve ever eaten!!! #frenchonionsoup #juliachild #broth #onion #swisscheese #toast

Denver airport

Looks like I’m sleeping at the Denver airport tonight.

Denver airport

Got a free hotel room, food vouchers and upgraded to first class. #MikeRiscicaVIP #Movebitchgetouttheway Hey did you know Denver airport is the largest commercial airport in america and the white tents are supposed to suggest snow capped mountains. The whole airport project was strong armed by a former mayor who was looking for a design similar to the Sydney opera house. #DEN #DIA #Tent #light #coloradoarchitecture #denverarchitecture #tensilearchitecture #fabricroof #bobdenver #bobpotter #sustainability #buildingsection #crocodiledundee

Denver airport

Thanks for for the 7am beer #unitedairlines you guys are the best! #newbelgiumbrewing #ipa #MikeRiscicaVIP #beerinsteadofcoffee #mealvoucher #DEN #DIA #denverarchitecture

Denver airport

Home Sweet Home! @pdxcarpet #pdxcarpet

PDX Carpet instagram

Home Sweet Home! @pdxcarpet #pdxcarpet

labrador eating bananas

The little dog loves to eat bananas, that’s how she got so yellow!! #labrador #bananas

Michael Riscica the BAC

Look what I found stuffed inside my Michael Graves book! I only went to the BAC for 2 years. Then finished at NYIT. #September2001 #Mikeriscica666 #bostonarchitecturalcenter #theBAC

MIchael Graves visiting Portland Oregon

Ummm yeah, so I totally flaked on the Michael Graves lecture last night and just went to yoga instead. I even had a ticket to get in. Does this make me a bad Architect??? #ArchitectConfession #DoIHaveToSurrenderMyStampNow #DontTellTheAIA #ItWasALongDay #michaelgraves #WhatAnArchitectDoes

The Original Downward Facing Dog!!!

The Original Downward Facing Dog!!!

Molly Riscica

Cmmmon, let’s go Dude. You said we were gonna go to the park an hour ago and then you got distracted with the internet. #labrador #labsofinstagram This is a rare picture. This Labrador HATES to be photographed.

This was a great moment in architectural photography! Reposted from @fuckjerry

This was a great moment in architectural photography! Reposted from @fuckjerry

Portland Oregon Viaduct

Here’s another picture of the #pearldistrict from the 70’s. The old Broadway bridge overpass ended at NW 14 and Lovejoy. Not sure when it was torn down. #nwportland #PortlandArchitecture #pdxhistory #thefields #lovejoybuilding @kshwissy

Louis Kahn Kimball Art Museum theater

When you have all the answers about a building before you start building it, your answers are not true. The building gives you answers as it grows and becomes itself. #loukahn #kimball
This was another great moment in architectural photography.

Michael Riscica

Its my birthday today!!! October 15th Best day ever!!!! I love you guys. Thanks for being such great instagram friends! #Mikeriscica666

Pioneer square in Portland Oregon pre postmodernism

This is what pioneer square used to look like. #pioneersquare #portlandarchitecture #portland @portland #pdxhistory #portlandpnw #portlandoregon #parkinglot #PortlandWeatherMachine

Pretty much sums it up. #portlandnwdogs #labrador #labsofinstagram

Pretty much sums it up. #portlandnwdogs #labrador #labsofinstagram

Legalization of Marijuana

Yes! Decriminalize marijuana please! #oregon #finally #ridiculous #politics #DareProgram

Terry Schrunk Plaza and City Hall

Terry Schrunk Plaza #CityofPortland #portlandpnw #portlandparks #mayorpdx @mayorpdx #PortlandArchitecture @portland #EdithGreen

Bob Potter

The amazing @bob.potter and his awesome sister Peggy!

NW Portland Oregon Commissary Cafe

American Disabilities Act

George Bush signing the American Disability Act of 1990. I wasnt actually there, I took this picture last year at a George Bush Memorial in some Texas airport. #Architect #buildingcode #CivilRights #disabilities #universaldesign #americandisabilityact #wheelchair #accessibility #accessibleOwls #DisabilityAwareness

Michael Riscica Architecture

#Architect #WorldTraveler #Entrepreneur #Cyclist #Minister #Writer #Professor #CivilServant #GraphicDesigner #BicycleMechanic #Yogi #WebDesigner #Comedian #NewYorker #Handsome #Skinny #Sicilian #Tan

Ray Kaskey and Portlandia Foot

Ray Kaskey working on the portlandia sculpture. #portlandia #CityofPortland #raykaskey #pdxhistory #PortlandArchitecture #copperstatue #portlandnw #LadyOfCommerce

St John's Historic City Hall Portland Oregon

Last summer I replaced the metal roof on the St. Johns Historic City Hall. When we removed the existing roof, we found that the structure holding up the 1000 lb bell that sits on top of the cupola, was completely rotted out and ready to let the bell fall straight through the building. The contractor hired an emergency crane to come hoist up the bell while they quickly replaced the wooden structure below. Crisis averted. #Stjohnsbridge #stjohnsprecinct #stjohsncityhall #stjohns #northportland #Portlandnw #portlandoregon #instapdx #pdx #WhatAnArchitectDoes

Lego Architecture Villa Savoye Review

YES!!! Happy Birthday to Me! #nerd #architecturemodel #IneedToGetaLife #WhatAnArchitectDoes #playswithlegos

Young Architect Toy

Guys, This is me as a kid. OK Fine, Not really.

William Temple House in portland oregon

This old guy is my favorite building in Portland. #portlandnw #PortlandArchitecture

Historic Portland Oregon thompsons fountain

Heres a pic of Thompsons Fountain from 1901. Check out all that shanty housing where the Federal Courthouse stands today. #Portlandnw #SWPortland #PWB #portlandwaterbureau #pdxhistory #portlandoregon #Portlandarchitecture #Cityofportland

 

 

Michael Riscica and a dog in a suit

My new Business Partner. #Entrepreneurs #Capitalism #MoneyInTheBank #WorldDomination #Revolution #Fortune500

 

Check out my previous months photos:

September 2014
August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014
February 2014

January 2014 

December 2013

November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013

 

 

About the author

Michael Riscica

Michael Riscica is a Licensed Architect who lives in beautiful Portland, Oregon, with his Labrador Retriever. He is passionate about helping Young Architects change the world. In his free time, Michael likes to take very long bicycle rides across America. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Linked In.


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