Thursday, September 25, 2014

Las Vegas Arts District Murals and Street Art

Some photographs of the 18b District (Arts District) in Las Vegas. It was 104 °F out and these two Seattleites were melting. Some references: Vegas Photography Blog, 18b.org, Lost Vague Us (some great pieces here), and Bryce Chrisholm’s Art.

1001 S 1st Street Building

Works by Ana Marietta 
 Works by Ana Marietta Works by Ana Marietta

AWARE CowboyAWARE Cowboy

Left: Bird in a Boat and Deep Sea Dive; Right: Characters on the North Side of the BuildingBird in a Boat and Deep Sea DiveCharacters on the North Side of the Building

Left: Welcome to Las Vegas Mural; Center: Ana Marietta; Right: AWARE CowboyWelcome to Las Vegas MuralAna MariettaAWARE Cowboy

Alley Between S 1st St and S Casino Center Blvd

Various Building Walls





The Arts Factory

Left: North Side of the Arts Factory; Center and Right: Parking Lot Wall
North Side of the Arts FactoryArts Factory Parking Lot WallArts Factory Parking Lot Wall

More Arts Factory Parking Lot Wall
More Arts Factory Parking Lot WallMore Arts Factory Parking Lot WallMore Arts Factory Parking Lot Wall

Winfield Manor

Left: Laundromat Fluff and Fold; Right: Trust Jesus
 Laundromat Fluff and FoldTrust Jesus

Figures on the North Wall by Jacques Robinson
Figures on the North Wall by Jacques RobinsonFigures on the North Wall by Jacques Robinson

West Wall / Alley – Ground Floor – Without a Ruler - Meeting of Styles
West Wall / Alley

West Wall / Alley – Second Floor – Fold-em Skull and Crown

West Wall / Alley – Second Floor – Fold-em Skull and CrownWest Wall / Alley – Second Floor – Fold-em Skull and Crown

Near Winfield Manor

Left: Bode Bodacious Babe – Alley Next to Winfield Manor; Right: Everybody Loves Somebody by Tarek Benaoum (article about the piece) – location E.California, between S. Main Street and S. Casino Center Blvd.
Bode Bodacious Babe – Alley Next to Winfield Manorverybody Loves Somebody by Tarek Benaoum

Woman and Parrot by Ray Jimenz (alley between S Main Street and S. Casino Center Blvd, between E. California and E. Colorado)
Woman and Parrot by Ray Jimenz

Monday, September 22, 2014

REI Seattle Flagship Store Mural

Location: 222 Yale Ave N, Seattle
By: unknown
Description: REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) mural on an exterior wall near the elevators.  Gives the company’s core purpose: “We inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. Since 1938”.

REI Mural - Seattle Store

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Three Arlington Washington Murals

Today, we rode the Centennial Trail from Snohomish to Nakashima Farms and back. Along the way, we stopped in Arlington where we snapped these mural photos. On returning home, and after a little research, we found that are three murals are by the same artist, Harry Engstrom of Northlight Studio. For more information about Engstrom, see this Herald Business Journal article. For more information about Arlington murals, see Public Art in Arlington.

Location: Arlington, Washington. Back of Evonne’s store on 4th Street facing Centennial Trail.
By: Harry Engstrom & the Stillaguamish Valley School Mural Class, 2003
Description: “Run of Number Three”

Location: Arlington, Washington. Back of Bowling Alley facing Centennial Trail.
By: Harry Engstrom, 2004
Description: “Stilly Valley Victorian” – farm scene.

Stilly Valley VictorianStilly Valley VictorianStilly Valley Victorian

Location: Arlington, Washington. North Side of Health Food Store in Merchants parking lot.
By: Harry Engstrom, 2004
Description: “Three Beauties” – cows.
Three Beauties - Mural

Saturday, September 20, 2014

September's Easy Chair

Late September in Seattle, Saturday, sunny and 71 degrees. This golden easy chair is taking it all in and chillin' in an alley in Fremont.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Gothic Basin Hike

Left: Partial View of the Route from Weeden Creek to Gothic Peak; Right: Foggy LakePartial View of the Route from Weeden Creek to Gothic PeakFoggy Lake

Length: 11.9 miles (according to our Garmin HCX)
Duration: 8.00 hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm), includes 45 min lunch break
Elevation Gain: 2,361 ft @ Barlow Pass parking lot; 5,200 ft @ Foggy Lake
Location: North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

For our eighth hike of the 2014 summer (and bringing us to 107.4 total miles this season), we climbed up to Foggy Lake and explored the lower reaches of Gothic Peak (WTA site). We hiked up beyond Foggy Lake, trying to reach Gothic Peak (6,213 ft), but we deemed it a bit too risky for our experience level. We topped out at 5,900 ft, on the east side of Gothic Peak. Despite that, it was still a great hike.


Left: Foggy Lake and Del Campo Peak; Right: Outlet of Foggy Lake Foggy Lake and Del Campo PeOutlet of Foggy Lake
Left: Foggy Lake and View East; Right: Gothic Peak
Foggy Lake and View EastGothic Peak
Left: Reddish Rocks of Gothic Peak and Purple Backdrop; Right: Rocks of Gothic PeakReddish Rocks of Gothic Peak and Purple BackdropRocks of Gothic Peak

Left: Moss Among the Rocks; Right: Roots on the Hike Up
Moss Among the RocksRoots on the Hike Up
Views from Gothic Peak Looking South
Views from Gothic Peak Looking SouthViews from Gothic Peak Looking SouthViews from Gothic Peak Looking South
Left: Lysichiton americanus (Yellow Skunk Cabbage) by Weeden Creek; Right: Sanguisorba stipulata (Canadian Burnet, Sitka Burnet) Below Weeden Lake
Lysichiton americanus (Yellow Skunk Cabbage) by Weeden CreekSanguisorba stipulata (Canadian Burnet, Sitka Burnet) Below Weeden Lake
Parnassia fimbrata (Fringed Grass-of-Parnassus) on the climb to Weeden LakeParnassia fimbrata (Fringed Grass-of-Parnassus) on the climb to Weeden LakeParnassia fimbrata (Fringed Grass-of-Parnassus) on the climb to Weeden Lake

Left: Gentiana calycosa (Mountain Bog Gentian); Right: Erythranthe lewisii (Lewis’ Monkeyflower) – on the climb to Weeden Lake
Gentiana calycosa (Mountain Bog Gentian) Erythranthe lewisii (Lewis’ Monkeyflower)
Left: Luetkea pectinata (Patridgefoot) around Foggy Lake; Right: Tsuga mertensiana Cones – Western Slope of Gothic Peak
Luetkea pectinata (Patridgefoot) around Foggy LakeTsuga mertensiana Cones – Western Slope of Gothic Peak