a few days ago two boys set themselves up with their violins in front of my apartment building. they only stayed for about 15 minutes, but it was just long enough for me to grab the camera and secretly photograph them. :)
my kitty was interested in what was going on down there as well....
as was this beggar who happened to be sitting around the corner. he came over to listen to a couple songs.
another awesome thing about portland - the street musicians. anyone is allowed to play on the street wherever they like and it's against the law for shop owners to kick them out. there are a few regular performers on my block, but this was the only time i've seen these young violinists. they seemed to be really nervous! it was pretty cute.