Sunday, September 03, 2006

"De Libertas Quirkas"

Posted by Picasa Seattle's Fremont neighborhood marches to the beat of its own drum. Even Fremont's 53-foot tall real Korean-built salvaged cold war era Rocket mounted on a corner shop carries the neighborhood motto: "De Libertas Quirkas." It marks The Center of the Universe. What was once a thriving progressive counter-culture has tamed into more of a barrista-counter culture. The fun, quirky cultural icons of the self-proclaimed Republic of Fremont are left.


Neorelix said...

Awesome! Great rocket - and I'd like to defect to the Republic, where do I sign up?

John said...

I'd like to say 'only in America' but I think we do similar things here. We have many, many famous 'big' things!

Meg Nakagawa said...

What a great look, and a wonderful description of a place! I love it.