Open Thread: Remnants of the Old City

Portland was once a city of cobblestone.  Some areas have been left that way for historical or aesthetic purposes, but mostly you only see it when a road needs to be resurfaced.  Resurfacing a road properly, you see, requires stripping off the old surface to make a level thing from which to start and to prevent the road from growing thicker and thicker each time the surface needs to be redone. Between when the old surface is stripped and the new one laid down, the cobblestone and the trolley tracks come out to play.

Sometimes, though, the old city forces itself in to the present on its own.  Thus Calvinism the above.


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