Archive for the ‘Signs’ Category

Lonely Railroad Switches

Testing a post from my phone. Perhaps this place isn’t so lonely, since it is on the mainline tracks headed North out of Seattle. But it is in a hard to get to spot. Unless you are a train. Or wandering around waiting for the bank to open. Photo: Taken in the Magnolia neighborhood in […]

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Flag at English Camp

A recent trip to San Juan Island wasn’t complete without a visit to English Camp at San Juan Island National Historical Park. Since we never made it to the less-accessible American Camp, I’m left with this very impressive flag to post for the fourth. Well, they were involved in that war, weren’t they? Photo: Taken […]

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Behind the Public Market

Everyone, it seems has either taken a picture of or seen a picture of the big neon signs above the Pike Place Market in Downtown Seattle. But I have yet to see a picture of the same signs from behind the building. This photo was taken this Summer along Alaskan Way on the Waterfront, looking […]

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And……..Something

After driving past many, many times over the years, I had the opportunity to take a stroll through the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park. Among the more odd items is Roy McMakin’s sculpture Love & Loss, which uses a tree trunk, a concrete bench and a tiny artificial pond – to spell out the […]

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Monorail Sign

The city of Seattle has been fascinated by its Monorail since it was opened for the 1962 Worlds Fair. Arguably, it is likely the second most popular continuing attraction and symbol of Seattle, second only to the well-known tower next door. On a recent short trip to the Seattle Center, it was actually one of […]

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I Hear That Train a Comin’

This Union Pacific sign along the railroad tracks at Multnomah Falls tells you all you need to know about where you are in relation to all the cool places in Cascadia. That is, as long as you travel “as the train flies”. The train route along the South side of the Columbia River is quite […]

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One Tough Chicken

Apparently, I don’t seem to have as many pictures on birds and other wildlife in nature as certain other blogs do. So, to remedy that, today I present the Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus). This particular subspecies of Gallus gallus domesticus is about 15 feet tall and was found near the Country Village along Bothell-Everett Highway […]

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Canton Grill Neon

If you look around Cascadia, you will still find a plethora of examples of great neon signs. We are not talking about big ones with mostly words here, these are the small artworks that reflect the times in which they were made. In this case, this sign for the Canton Grill restaurant points to the […]

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Men At Work

I took a few photos today at the Union Station in Portland, as I was dropping off a friend there for her journey on the Coast Starlight. The sign said “Men At Work” yet there was not a lot of actual work going on during this afternoon when the high temperature is in the vicinity […]

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Oaks Park Skating Rink

Oaks Amusement Park opened in Southeast Portland in 1905, two days before the Lewis & Clark Exposition World’s Fair. It served as a worthy competitor, and has lived on in various forms ever sense. The skating rink is not new, but I remember the same neon sign being atop the skating rink when I first […]

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