Ispent the last few days wandering about Seattle. I spent a lot of time there when I was younger, but hadn’t been downtown for years, so armed with my trusty camera, I went on a hunt for inspiration.
There are old brick buildings scattered all around Seattle’s downtown. The one in the photo above had a huge smokestack built into it. I have no idea what it was for or what it’s being used for now, but the the hue of old brick is so rich.
I didn’t go on the underground tour, but I’m curious about the tunnels built under the city. I’d like to try it out next time. They rarely build entrances like that anymore.
On the second level of Pike Place market, you can find antique shops, and strange things like this in the photo above. It’s hard to take photos because there’s not much light. I think I bought a magic set here once. It was right beside a record shop plastered with vintage posters of pinup girls.
This one brings back memories. I had my favorite horse on the carousel by the waterfront. It’s hidden behind an old fashioned arcade, including a coin operated fortune teller, and vintage machines, mixed in with a few newer video terminals.
Then there’s the hall of creepy heads. I thought that maybe someone would have taken them down by now, but they’re still there all these years later.
I’ll do a Vancouver edition someday soon.