Friday, September 01, 2006

Alleyway at the Center of the Universe

Posted by Picasa After yesterday's doorways from around the world (46+ locations), perhaps you would enjoy seeing some windows from the "Center of the Universe." I spied these arched windows while peering up an alley in Seattle's much celebrated Fremont neighborhood. I loved the repetitive pattern in the brick arches and changing sizes of the windows, the blue painted surface, the alley's incline, and the found art outside a shop doorway.

The Fremont district borders the shipping canal that runs between the Sound to Lake Union and beyond to Lake Washington. It's been known as the epitome of artsy fartsy since the 50s and has attracted creative free spirits and boho wannabees in the decades since. Now it's still smart and hip and funky, but has gone a lot more upscale since my college days when it was more a blue-collar-meets-crunchy-granola sort of place.


7 comments:

anne said...

Very nice shot Kim! The arcs make those windows look bigger.

John Nez said...

I think Fremont is one of Seattle's more pictaresque neighborhoods... what with the hillside and waterfront location. I like the junk shops... except somehow they always seem to have the same stuff every time I go back. Probably because I'm just not a junk collector.

Kate said...

Your narrative is wonderful. I like the different shades of blue and the brick work. Very nice!

Vancouver Daily Photo said...

I love this photo. The detail, the colours; so creative.

Ame said...

Oooooooooo, great shot Kim! And I LOVE artsy-fartsy...so does that mean I'm a bono-wannabe? LOL! Just look at all the different colors in those windows! (=

Cristina said...

Blue-collar-meets-crunchy-granola--I'll have to remember that. And I agree that this is a wonderful shot-between the arches and the artwork there is so much visual interest.

Lavender Lady said...

Those are wonderful arches. I love to read your commentary. Gives me all kinds of ideas for my next Seattle visit.