Mayor improves his photography skills while telling the world how great Burlington is.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON June 7, 2011 – Give a kid a camera and you just never know what they will click away at.

Our Mayor got himself and his Missus a few days of R&R and set aside a few days for a stop over in Portland Oregon, – on his own dime by the way.

Mayor Goldring appears to like the look of those LRT cars used in Portland.  Would he run the things from the Burlington Mall to the Mapleview Mall?

Mayor Goldring appears to like the look of those LRT cars used in Portland. Would he run the things from the Burlington Mall to the Mapleview Mall?

He is meeting with some of the pooh bahs in Portland and as they showed him around town he just clicked away. Here is what he thought we would be interested.

Transit has been an issue with city council and will become much more so as we go forward – even though some of the Mayor’s colleagues are
not on the same page as he is when it comes to who uses the transit we have, our Mayor wants us to know he is a very progressive thinker and popped us a picture of the rapid transit in Portland.

While Portland is fine city Burlington can most certainly hold its own. The mayor snapped a picture of a garden in Portland – pales in comparison to our Royal Botanical Gardens.

This Portland Park is small potatoes when compared with out RBG.

This Portland Park is small potatoes when compared with out RBG.

 

Well it might go somewhere on Brant Street – I suppose but we could import totem polls that would be more authentic.

Well it might go somewhere on Brant Street – I suppose but we could import totem polls that would be more authentic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the street art in Portland ? Well, the Mayor should have snapped his Blackberry into over drive and flashed the pictures of our bicycle stands. We are miles ahead of those guys.

Our Mayor will learn a lot and we hope that he uses his time with those folks in Portland to let them know that Burlington is doing.

Amongst the pictures was one of the Rogers Centre in Vancouver. Did the Mayor score a pair of hockey tickets and manage to take in the game. That would have been a feat. We await his return to get the lowdown on our Mayor’s first venture outside the province. Tickets to a Stanley Cup game, we are impressed.

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