Random & Brief Notes from the Jet City
Sometimes, the most common, ordinary thing captures your attention. Who knows why. It could be that my new country-cousin self is now fascinated by the urban landscape I no longer have everyday access to. Or the micro-seasons exercise is giving me a greater sense of wonder, even for the smallest of happenings. Or, maybe there really is a poetic undercurrent to every common occurrence and view. Whatever the reason, here’s a random sampling of what caught my eye last weekend.
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There’s no good reason to stop on 4th Avenue and record an image of rain water moving under the street. The grate is not a work of art; the leaves are not particularly interesting. And yet when put together, like an orchestra of instruments, it played something for me. Flow on…
A delicious cab + excellent napkins at the Fairmont Olympic hotel bar. Oh, and a gathering of people dressed up in Roaring Twenties gear, swaying through the bar. In a city where patrons wear what is essentially athleisurewear to even the opera, I indulged in the beautiful eye-candy of elegant attire, and for a few minutes pretended I was plopped into one of Jay Gatsby’s parties. (heart emoji)
Witnessing selfie indulgence is no longer unusual (unfortunately). It is all too commonplace. This young lady made it her own, though. Girl, you definitely got this.
Perhaps it’s because I’m now more accustomed to seeing trees among even more trees that I was drawn to snapping phoneos1 of trees against a backdrop of buildings. Again, nothing unusual here, but for some reason, I felt compelled to stop and click. Thank you to The Dog for his patience during this procedure.
Many people dislike the Rem Koolhaas-designed Seattle Public Library. I still love it. I mean, it’s not the Space Needle, but then again, nothing ever will be.
This is not a shotel, but rather the unkempt visage of the Seattle Hotel. I remember when most of Seattle used to look like this.
Happy Sunday, All!
phoneo: a photograph taken with a mobile phone.