it is discernible, the transition from the massive public buildings on the south park blocks onto the massive ones on the university campus. there are more people here walking everywhere & in the air, the sound of sporting events or musical events.
thru the windows of millar library, which are several stories & concave, there is the discreet sound of people reading & of people thinking.
washington park, in the hills off west burnside, is a series of parks, gardens & natural destinations. cars & school buses crowd the curvy streets here & the light rail stop is underground. there are acres of wild forests & steep hillsides that are accessed only by modest paths.
in some remote areas, there is a natural resonant echo & unexplained presences.