Monday, June 29, 2009

Jackson Chalk Memorial at EMP

Jackson Chalk Memorial at EMP

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It started Friday and went on through yesterday, the memorial tribute to Michael Jackson at the Experience Music Project. Jackson's signature glove and jacket were on display inside and the EMP Sky Church played his videos. Outside people moved to his music playing as they read and photographed the spontaneous chalk tributes others had left on the steps and sidewalk in front of the building. Just across Seattle Center's campus the International Fountain played Jackson's recordings and served as a gathering place for people wishing to gather to remember the King of Pop, and I noticed Easy Street Recods, just a few blocks away, had paid tribute on their lighted sign.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning photography and so much meaning behind the shots. I never realized how photogenic pink is.

greensboro Daily Photo said...

Somehow, my comment above listed as anonymous! Sorry but ditto what I said before. Also, so happy to hear Amir has been released.

brattcat said...

These are excellent photos documenting what seems to me to be a somewhat peculiar phenomenon.

Mr. P said...

Love that pink - you caught it in some warm light!

Don and Krise said...

Love the one with the rolled up pants and black shoes. A nice tribute to an extremely talented individual. So sad.

santy said...

Kim, thanks for stopping by Jakarta DP! I'm so glad Amir was released.

And this post on tribute to MJ is so sweet. I always love his music. People are now downloading his songs from iTunes, playing and singing his music everywhere... AFTER the fact that he's gone. I guess it's one of those lessons in life when you need to appreciate people while they are here.

Small City Scenes said...

EMP tribute. Excellent! MB

Dina said...

So much public tribute on the streets and in the air.
Sometimes I miss America ...

Kim said...

Well, thank you one and all for your kind comments. That pink light was the swirling reflection off the metallic shingles of the Purple Haze wall of the EMP. I have to agree about the chalk drawing of the moonwalking feet! And like you say, Ollie, we seldom tell people of our appreciation when they are with us. That old James Taylor song, Shower the People You Love With Love, would be a good one for all of us to keep in mind. MB, I thought of you while I was photographing this as I met some people who live up your way while I was there and had such a nice time talking with them. And, Dina, I get what you mean! You know, I still live here and I miss America sometimes, too. Things from my perspective have a chance now of getting better on that front, but so many of our values and freedoms have been eroded by greed and power, and we had our own shockingly questionable election practices/abuses just eight years ago. At that time I felt like Jimmy Carter and the rest of those who regularly go to developing or troubled nations to monitor election practices should have been at US polling places instead! I hope this general tide of corruption can be turned, but the greedy multinational corporate powers that be may well have sealed our demise as a free nation ruled by law. We've got to keep a shoulder to the wheel. It's still the land I love, the most wonderful nation I know, and I'm proud to be a citizen under the stars and stripes. I feel like we are reaching to be our better selves, but we have a lot of work to do and amends to make to be worthy of the sacrifices of our fathers and mothers. Okay, tangent off :-). Thanks for stopping by to comment, everyone.

Michelle Johnson said...

You captured the chalk tributes really well. It almost seems as though an aura is surrounding the wall the way that pink glows. Hope all is well.