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Jellyfish II

Vancouver Aquarium – Vancouver, BC. November 2013.

The Central Library (part 3 of 3)

Continued from Part 2 Step off the elevator and you’re on the Library’s 5th floor, also known as the Casino or Mixing Chamber, where technology and people mix. Over a hundred public computer stations, always in heavy use, line the floor. Library staff work at an Information Desk that sits below George Legrady’s “Making Visible […]

The Gum Wall

Well, it exists. I was able to make it 7.5 years living in this town, believing that as long as I didn’t visit it, it didn’t exist. But then I saw it. And it does exist. And it is gross. I was walking around downtown a few days ago with some friends when we found […]

Green Lake Park

Green Lake Park is a fabulous park located in the middle of North Seattle. The main highlight (at least for me and everyone else I’ve taken there) is the 2.8 mile paved trail that lines the lake. You will find swarms of Seattleites and visitors walking around the lake – dog leash and coffee in […]

The Central Library (part 2 of 3)

Continued from The Central Library (part 1 of 3) Level Two is a staff-only floor. It houses the Automated Materials Handling System, which requires the assistance of 3 staff members at all times it’s running. This is to ensure that the bins where materials are deposited are being filled correctly and swapped out for empties […]

Il Corvo Pasta

My friends and I show up at 11:55am on a Friday. I feel lucky, as we’re able to wait on line inside the small restaurant – other times I’ve walked past, the line stretches out the door and up the block. We survey the menu written in chalk, near the front of the line. There […]

The Central Library (part 1 of 3)

Seattle’s citizens love their libraries. Well, maybe that’s not an absolute, but the overwhelming majority of its voters do.  In 1998, the “Libraries for All” initiative that included a $196.4 million bond measure was approved by over 70% of voters and resulted in “four new libraries in communities without library service, the replacement, expansion or […]

Jebena Cafe

Jebena Café is a small, unassuming Ethiopian restaurant located in a rundown looking strip mall on Pinehurst Way. I’d passed by the café for a few years as I live within walking distance, but it wasn’t until recently, after scouring Yelp and a few other sites that I realized I may be missing out on […]

Jellyfish

Vancouver Aquarium – Vancouver, BC. November 2013.

Portland (part 2 of 2)

Continued from Portland (part 1 of 2) I wake up early the next morning. After lounging in bed for a while I decide to head out and grab us some coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters, a local espresso chain located just a few blocks away. I pass O’Bryant Square, a small public park located between […]