Last Wednesday, we took an interesting walk along a fairly large segment of the Seattle waterfront, part of which is going through some, shall we say "modifications".....(all to the good, I might add).
Of the many, many times that Barbara and I have walked along different segments of the waterfront, this was the first time, with David and Lyndsy and little Aurora, that we walked all the way down from Seattle Center (where the Space Needle is) all the way to Pier 39 adjacent to Pike Place Market.....A distance of almost 2 miles. As we walked and explored we saw some things that most tourists, even locals, would not even notice. I hope the next series of images will provide you with some form of interest or boredom. either one works for me :-)
This is looking generally West-Southwest from the waterfront. Seattle proper is behind us (east) and extends towards the south behind our back.
The Island partially shown here is Bainbridge island. Many residents of the islands such as Vashon and Bainbridge ride ferries daily to work in downtown Seattle and back home each night. Bainbridge Island is visible to the left. Vashon is forther south and is not in view here.
Although this is sort of a quiet (read "boring"?) scene, the large container ship you see there is a Hyundai vessel loaded with containers, heading for the main container center of Seattle to the left of this scene.
From 1974 through 1978, i worked in Seattle as a Longshore Warehouseman on Pier 91 which is off to the right out of this photo. At that time, Pier 91 was owned by the Military, but was being leased out to private contractors. Now the area around Piers 89, 90, and 91 are all dedicated exclusively to Automobile unloading and storage areas.
** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"
- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)
- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"; Earth Wind and Fire