Monday, September 11, 2006

Native Son


Jimi Hendrix grew up in Seattle's Central District (click the link to read about it). The house where he lived was moved last fall to the city of Renton, where Hendrix's memorial is located. I photographed this bronze statue of Hendrix where it currently sits on Broadway near the corner of Pine Street. It has been given to the city of Seattle by its owner and will soon be moved to the new Jimi Hendrix Park which was just developed. Click here for more shots I took.

3 comments:

Meg Nakagawa said...

You mean, not just Bill Gates? Hee hee. I love the drawing of Elvis by the young JH, too. I always thought Seattle was a beautiful place, but hadn't realised it was so intricate and multi-layered, until I found your blog. Fantastic! Thank you, Kim.

Sarah said...

Cool perspective! I took several shots of the statue in the spring. It will be interesting to see it in a park, as the setting now isn't very picturesque. Though your photo is great.

Kim said...

Meg- Thanks so much!

Yeah, Sarah, it is hard to get a good shot of this in its current spot on a narrow sidewalk, infront of an unattractive storefront and the street scenes. At least in this shot I could get some trees across the street into the background. . .