Sunday, February 28, 2010

Seattle in Neon: Red Mill Burger

I just in time to post one more blog before the end of February. You would think it would still be winter here in Seattle, but as you can see by the light sky in this Red Mill Burger neon sign, it is spring. Weird weather.

Enjoy your burgers under a cool neon sign, at this Interbay location on Dravus.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Seattle in Neon:

Sound Bank's killer whale neon sign. With some other neon signs in the background, though they seem to be broken at the moment, because I have not seen them lit. Located on 5th Ave.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Seattle in Neon:

Here is another unique neon sign for the Dahlia Lounge. I don't know if this sign was made originally for this restaurant or some other restaurant. I will have to find out. This neon sign has the fish's tail moving back and forth. Located on 4th Ave.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Seattle in Neon: Palace Kitchen Cocktails

Though the place is not called the Palace Kitchen Cocktails anymore the sign is historic and looks great. Located on 5th Ave.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Seattle in Neon: Seattle Glassblowing

Here is Seattle Glassblowing's neon sign. A unique neon sign located on 5th Avenue in what is considered the Bell Town area.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Seattle in Neon

The fifth best thing in Seattle, for me, is its neon signs. There are so many wonderful neon signs in Seattle, from the typical hum drum to the outrageous, from the small to the huge. They are located all over town. There is even a neon graveyard and the start of a museum.

One of my ongoing personal projects is to document them. I am photographing the signs in context and up close, sometimes this is the same photo, but other times this will be a couple of photographs. Throughout the rest of the year I will be posting these signs. I have actually posted one neon sign already, the Top Pot Doughnuts sign.
Here is a photo of Ralph's Grocery & Deli.

In a couple of weeks I will also be documenting my favorite thing about Seattle, but you will have to wait for that.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Some more Seattle

Here is a photo of Seattle's Elliot Bay taken from the Magnolia are. Though it looks like a sunrise or sunset, this was actually taken just after 11:00 am.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Seattle Sunset

Here are a couple Seattle sunset photos from last November. I just missed getting this sunset with a full moon by a day. Still, I think this is pretty good for a fall photo. Especially since there is actual sunlight involved.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Tesla cars in Seattle

A Tesla electric car dealership opened up in Seattle. Located in the South Lake Union area. At least they chose a really cool old brick building for their location. Probably not a cheap location either, but when a car goes for at least $100,000.00 it better be in a cool building.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Top Pot Doughnuts

The best doughnuts in Seattle, Top Pot Doughnuts. And also one of the best buildings near downtown, in my humble opinion. It is a great place to go have a doughnut with some tea while sitting in a great environment. One of my top 3 best things in Seattle, one of the others is KEXP.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Sheepherder's Carvings Part Five

Here are the two people giving the tour of the different carvings at the end of Eagle Creek Road approximately 6 miles north of Ketchum, ID. John Peavey and Ivan Swaner filled us in on the local history about the sheepherder carvings. The last photo shows both of them by one of the carvings.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Sheep Herder's Carvings Part Four

Here are a couple more of the carvings we toured. I guess a couple of the more graphic ones (even a carving of a nude lady) have been lost because of the trees dieing or falling down. Hopefully some photographer got a couple shots of those for posterity.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Sheep Herder's Carvings Part Three

All of these carvings are found on aspen trees. Aspens are easy to carve in and the carvings are prominent because of the way the bark grows on the tree. The only problems though is the short life span of the Aspen tree, diseases that are killing the aspens and that you can not preserve the bark in any way. This make photographic documentation the only way to keep the historic value of the carvings for later generations.
This would be a great photography assignment. It would be a long one, especially for me, because there are carvings in many different areas in the Sawtooth National Forest and surrounding areas. But I will be keeping my eye out for these and document the carvings as I come across them.