Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday at the Playground with Henry

We stumbled across these Henry (ryanhenryward.com) murals at the John Stanford School International School. It's one of the places we pass by a lot but never stop to look, let alone wander around the playground, which we did and saw these murals. I like the blue heron, in particular.

Nearby, under the campus parkway (last visited over 3 years ago - see Northeast Campus Parkway Murals), time and tags have taken their toll on what used to be interesting murals. Here a reflection of the wall under the underpass.

Northeast Campus Parkway
Northeast Campus Parkway Underpass - ReflectionNortheast Campus Parkway Underpass - Reflection
Left: Henry: Penguins – Between the Sydney Opera House and the Seattle Space Needle; Right: Henry: Two Birds
Henry: Penguins – Between the Sydney Opera House and the Seattle Space NeedleHenry: Two Birds
Left: Henry Mischievous Hen and Water Balloon; Center: Henry Blue Heron; Right: Henry Aviary from Peking to Pisa?
Henry Mischievous Hen and Water BalloonHenry Blue HeronHenry Aviary
Henry - For the Birds – Under the Watchful Eye of the MountainHenry - For the Birds – Under the Watchful Eye of the Mountain

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Empty Chairs

The wicker chair we saw on the way to Zoo Tunes. The 69'ing chairs on the way back from dinner one evening. Both are part of Fremont's Ever-Changing Outdoor Furniture gallery. Makes me think of -- you knew it was coming -- a song by Don McLean called "Empty Chairs". It appeared on his second studio and breakthrough album American Pie.

Morning comes and morning goes with no regret
And evening brings the memories I can't forget
Empty rooms that echo as I climb the stairs
And empty clothes that drape and fall on empty chairs
69'ing chairs emptry wicker chair Don Mclean American Pie

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sunday Night Graffiti

All of these pieces were in an empty lot located at Dexter Ave N, between Valley St and Roy St. Soon a building will fill the the space and these pieces will be gone.

The Walls and the Calls



The Lot and the Left Behinds



Notable that a Butterfly bush (Buddleja) can grow directly out of cement!