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Category: Washington

The Pink Door

Along the quaint Post Alley of Seattle’s Pike Place Market awaits a seductive netherworld fronted by a mysterious, milky rose…

Pioneer Square, Seattle

Pioneer Square is the original Seattle downtown core. It’s within walking distance of the wharf, the Market, Post Alley, galleries,…

Teatro Zinzanni

I originally wanted to go to Teatro Zinzanni over 6-months ago when they advertised enjoying a meal while contortionist and…

Lake View Cemetery, Seattle

Pioneers where they of Ohio, Illinois, Oregon and Washington – always on the frontier of the west, from the great…

Bruce and Brandon Lee, Lake View Cemetery

I worried that I wouldn’t be able to find the graves. I had vague directions and a very large graveyard…

Avatar Exhibit (EMP)

I have to admit, I’m probably the only person on the planet who hasn’t seen the movie Avatar. I just…

Battlestar Galactica (EMP)

Upon leaving the Nirvana Show, the first thing I ventured upon is Muffit, Boxey’s pet daggit from the original 1978…

Nirvana (EMP)

They’re a symbol of my university years. By the time I hit Calgary in 1991, I was aware of and…

IF VI WAS IX: Roots and Branches

This sculpture is composed of nearly 700 instruments. Forty are custom-made, computer-controlled self-playing guitars, which perform a series of Trimpin’s…

Once Again, Seattle

Once again I’m driving through Seattle after the snow/ice storm that hit mid-January. The light is odd… like someone took…

It’s a bird… it’s a plane…

“That Phoenix Jones, he’s so hot,” says one of the girls I am having lunch with. Just like any superhero,…

Gas Works Park

Quite possibly one of the best examples of recycling I’ve ever seen, Gas Works Park was built on the site…

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