Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
First Congregational Church. This was one of Seattle oldest churches, and was used as a church until last year before the building was sold. Obviously, it's being renovated for business but I'm very pleased that the building's character remains intact.
The Seattle Public Library, designed by Rem Koolhaas. People love it or hate it. I love it. This view is from 5th Avenue.
A secret garden! The garden is a full story below street level, so you can only see it from the sidewalk.
Chinese temple gate in the International District. This was built about a year ago.
Looking at the Columbia Tower from First Hill. Look, I know that skyscrapers are inherently phallic but I think this one is really goes overboard. That rounded head! That vein!
Two types of stone. From the second floor up the building is covered with asphalt shingles. I didn't take a photo of those. Ugly.
Window in stone building. Notice the deep sash.
Old brick roadway, exposed for some roadwork being done. I don't know if it is going to be covered up with asphalt again. Hope not.
First Hill is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Seattle. Narrow streets, stone buildings, and mature trees.
I-5 forms the boundary between First Hill and downtown Seattle. It doesn't physically cut off the neighborhoods; city streets and sidewalks go underneath the structure.
The view looking down from the conference room on the 24th floor. Second Ave is on the left. Seattle.
I work in the Wells Fargo Building, and there's a bank branch in the lobby. Along with this half size stagecoach. Or perhaps it's a full sized replica and 19th century folks were just really short.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
My friend Stones recently sent me a mix CD created for her and her husband's recent trip to New Mexico. I popped in my CD player at work; road trip mixes are great to listen to at work. It's a good mix, thoughtful and thematic (unlike any of my mixes which just tend to be a random glob of songs that I happen to like thrown together without any rhyme or reason.)
Anyway, after grooving out to the Talking Heads and Eagles, among others, this song came up and I collapsed in a fit of hysterical giggles. Not because the song is in anyway funny, but I have a gallows sense of humor and this song so perfectly sums up my new job:
Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands your hands together for AC/DC's "Highway to Hell"!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 03, 2009
Clothing is inexpensive in Tacoma! Mural in downtown Tacoma in the theater district.
The Glass sculpture in front of the Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma. It's about 25 feet tall.
A close up. An intense green.
View from the train. Green River, near Sumner.
Two cats squeezed into one cat bed at Next To Nature's Pet Shop in Tacoma.