Friday, April 4, 2008

Other stuff from Seattle

First, something cool I ran across just off the Burk-Gilman Trail in Lake City.

This is a fountain near the water across from 175th street or thereabouts. It is just sitting there, a drinking fountain with a stylized salmon. At least, that is what it looks like to me.

I have been walking along the trail in this area when the urge strikes and it is a nice place to walk. Here is a picture of Lake Washington from the trail. As you can see it was a little overcast and actually pretty chilly. The wind was coming off the lake, or should I say a breeze was coming off the lake. The architecture of the houses is interesting but I will not post pictures of the houses, as all you have to do is walk or drive down there yourself!

The next thing I noticed this week is this building. Do you notice anything asynchronous about it? This is a sign company called McManara Signs. Look at the old sign on the front of the building. Now, I ask this question: could this be a slick marketing ploy? Maybe leaving the old sign all messed up is a way of saying, "You need to not have a sign looking like this one!" They also have a large banner on the concrete wall behind their parking lot. Now, maybe they make other kinds of signs, like the banners or their landlord does not want them taking the old sign down. For whatever reason they have decided not to do anything with that old, ugly sign.

Last, but not least, is a picture of Deer Mountain on Revillagegedo Island, Alaska. It is right behind Ketchikan and is a landmark you cannot miss unless the clouds are low. This winter they have had a lot of snow, to say the least and the mountain is covered like I have never seen it before. It certainly is a beautiful picture. I took it from the Ketchikan Daily News web site.

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