Sticking To It

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Underneath the Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington

on a dark little road is the world famous

GUM WALL.

People from all over the world like to look at the Gum Wall and they even take turns getting their picture taken in front of it.

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This is how it works:

You chew gum, take it out of your mouth stick it to the wall and make

art.

Myself, I’d rather not do anything that brings me in direct contact with the wall.

But then again, I never claimed to be an artist.

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It actually smells kind of nice down in Post Alley, some of the time.

On the other hand, it’s almost a relief when you go back upstairs and you get a nose full of freshly caught fish.

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I guess if you have to be famous for something, you could do worse then fish and chewing gum.

I guess.

The Shadows Are Orange

The fires are burning in Central Washington but as anyone in the Seattle area will be glad to tell you, the air is full of ash and it’s all over the cars ( hey it’s also in our lungs but it’s all about priorities I guess ).

My dog, Hamish Macbeth, made no effort to ask to go out this morning(!) and when we did get out he spent most of his time asking to walk under trees and next to bushes and if he had to jump up a four foot wall to get near them, he did.

He didn’t want to be out in the open and he made that very clear to me.

I didn’t get why he was acting a bit strange because it was dark and I couldn’t see how much smoke and ash was in the air.

Because I followed Hamish Macbeth, I didn’t smell the smoke and we were covered by trees for most of our walk so for awhile I got to avoid the ash.

Lesson here is: listen to your dog when they insist on something.

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When the Sun came up, we could see the Sun and the sky  was/still is a weird orange color.

P:hoto:
View from King Street Station- Seattle, WA
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The freakiest thing- the shadows look orange too:

Photo: A.M Moscoso
Seattle, WA

Here’s to living in a strange looking world.

amm

 

Well That Was Fun!


These aren’t the most  sexy Eclipse 2017 pictures you’ll see but they are interesting.

I stood in the same spot and went back every ten minutes to take a picture of the Sun. Because you can’t look at the Sun ( duh) I had to shoot without looking into the camera.

I didn’t know what I would get, but I figured it would be cool.

When I went back and looked at the pictures in order you did see the sun in all of it’s Glory- I didn’t capture the disk, but you can see it get smaller and you can see the sky around it getting a shade darker.

The temperature also dropped a  bit.

Interesting things:

The birds all went crazy. The crows and pigeons flew around in crazy circles before getting their bearings and heading off to call it a day. It wasn’t dark, but it did look like it was late in the afternoon/early evening.

Also the shadows distorted, which was kind of creepy.

In the last picture in this post, which I took just before the Eclipse was ‘over’ at 10:24, you can see an interesting camera artifact- it’s a purple orb in the top left hand corner.

In case your curious, I watched it from below street level next to the tracks at the King Street Station which was awesome because I didn’t have to talk to anyone.

PS

I’ve been going through Pictures on my FB newsfeed and I guess these photos ARE lame and not very interesting.

But I can say I was there, I wore my Eclipse Glasses and experienced my first Solar Eclipse.

That in itself was amazing.

amm

Eclipse Day
9:09
Seattle WA, USA
ECLIPSE DAY
SEATTLE WA,USA
9:21

 

There is always time for Selfies
Eclipse Day
Seattle Wa, USA
9:30

 

ECLIPSE DAY
SEATTLE WA.USA
10:23am

For Angie

My friend Angie is out from work for a bit.

I’m dedicating this post to her because this is what she will see from the floor when she works on when she gets back to work.

I love this mural because there is something to see everytime you look at it- I wasn’t sure which part of the story to focus on. So like any Forensic Science Geek I have learned to take it all.

To be sure, I’m not positive I got it all though.

amm

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Pioneer Square

Seattle, Washington

USA

August 18th, 2017

Pioneer Square, Seattle WA

My favorite place to check out new art has some interesting pieces on display today-

okay, the gallery is an alley wall in Pioneer Square

but does that matter?

I have found that it does not- though it’s a challenge to shoot a picture around dumpsters and pallets.

But it was worth it.

Enjoy!

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