Saturday, April 25, 2015

April’s Street Art

A slow month for spotting street art. Here is something from Post Alley at Pike Place Market: a paste up of a repeated image. (I admit I’m disconnected from popular culture…who is this?) And the second spotting was on the east wall of the build that house Nectar Lounge in Fremont.

Left: Post Alley; Right: Nectar Lounge
Post AlleyNectar Lounge

Nectar Lounge Building (east wall) Mural
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Friday, April 24, 2015

April’s Furniture

Left: A mocha brown corner piece at Francis Ave N and N 43rd Street. This was probably snapped up quickly.
Right: A sight for sore eyes this tan couch with lavender pillows at Winslow Pl N and N 41 Street. Walk on by.

 A mocha brown corner piece at Francis Ave N and N 43rd StreetA sight for sore eyes this tan couch with lavender pillows at Winslow Pl N and N 41 Street

Saturday, April 11, 2015

So It Goes

So It GoesWorldSpice MerchantsSeaMonter Theme

Left Image: That’s the title of the stencil on a land use permit sign. Another huge chunk of Stone Way N is disappearing, below N 38th St where currently there is Rodda Paint Co and Morgans Electric & Plumbing. A new and interesting site Seattle in Progress tracks these projects. Here’s the project for this location. 

Center Image: Up the street and between N 40th St and N 41st St (west side of the street) is a mural on the south wall of a building used by WorldSpice Merchants.

Right Image: A fence in Wallingford, just above 45th on Bagley Ave N. Theme? Sea monster echoing the Seamonster Louge in the nearby building?

What’s up with Fire Hydrants and Discarded Furniture?


Couch and Fire HydrantStool

This fire hydrant is consorting with a rather nice looking sofa, complete with throw pillows. The couple was photographed at the corner of Evanston Ave N. and N. 35th St. The mixed-use building just west of 9 Million Unmarked Bills is getting demolished, which probably explains this couch deciding to leave the building and look for a better home.  (BTW, I will always call 9 Million … whatever the Triangle Tavern, which is what it was for many years before.)

Also, a stool. Nothing more to say. But let me leave you with the Carly Simon song Love Out in the Street from her Playing Possum 1975 album.

I've seen the sidewalks
And I've been aware
Of the lamps and tables and the paperback books
That you throw out there
All your artifacts
In disrepair
Make up a pile so high
Could tie up the traffic in the thoroughfare

Put your love out on the street
Put your love out on the street
Put your love out on the street
Put your love out on the street tonight

I don't mind your sinning
I'm no saint myself
And if the neighbors call you a hellcat
Then let them call me a jezebel
Cause I've come to know you
I've come to know you so well
From spying on you from my bathroom window
In this cheap hotel

So let flow the hydrants
And we'll dance in the spray
And we'll wash out our dirty laundry
In the alleyway