Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Kinda Spooky Barbie Dream Hearse

Kinda Spooky Barbie Dream Hearse by Seattle Daily Photo
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Yes, you did read that right. Having been the childhood owner of the classic Barbie-sized Austin Healy Sports Car, this hearse with Barbie's name on it got my attention with it's word play on the familiar Barbie Dream House by Mattel Toys. I nabbed this Pike Place Market area shot with my iPhone and the Instagram app. The vintage hearse has been converted by its entrepreneurial owner into a limousine with white and pink interior that can seat seven for party and event rentals. I imagine some Seattlites in costume have it fully booked for some spooky Halloween reveling tonight. . .but there's always next year.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Dramatic Light

Dramatic Light by Seattle Daily Photo
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The steel of the Aurora Bridge was catching some serious rays as I walked along the ship canal. The light with that dramatic backdrop of cloudy skies painted a lovely autumn scene. Others were out enjoying the sun break and fall colors. Made me want to fix my flat tire and ride my bike! :-). Maybe this weekend. Wishing folks in the east clearing skies and safety.

Monday, October 29, 2012


Woes by Seattle Daily Photo
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An altered stop sign near Seattle Center had this prophetic word to offer. Well, we've sure all got them from time to time. May all our woes be stopped or eased this day. Wishing you a good Monday and start to the week, despite whatever it is you might be up against today. Thinking of those along the US east coast, those facing personal health concerns, those grieving loss of loved ones, those displaced due to war and unrest. I'm looking for some street sign that reads "blessings"! :-)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Two For the Show

Two For the Show by Seattle Daily Photo
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Taxi, taxi! No we're not in NYC. On 1st Avenue in Seattle one doesn't have to wait long to glimpse a cab or two. These days, though, you are as likely to see an orange or green cab, and a Prius at that! These are a bit old school. "Two riders were approaching" :-) so I quickly whipped out my iPhone and nabbed this Instagram shot looking towards the south late on Saturday afternoon. Surprising how little traffic is in view.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Doppelganger by Seattle Daily Photo
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As he approached I thought this might be Seattle's Mayor Mike McGinn, but when he came into closer range here I could see this cyclist just had a beard similar to our cycling city leader. I really like his messenger bag; it looks very comfortable. This was on the bike trail just outside of Google in the Fremont neighborhood.

Friday, October 26, 2012

My Favorite Houseboat

My Favorite Houseboat by Seattle Daily Photo
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I've shown you this houseboat before. It was three years ago, but in a night shot when it was all lit up from within. This floating home is on the west shore of Lake Union along the Burke Gilman Trail, just under the Aurora Bridge in the Fremont neighborhood.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Graphic Art Underfoot

Graphic Art Underfoot by Seattle Daily Photo
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I've shared lots of photos of Seattle's literal street art, the kind that is underfoot (some examples here). I've always liked this black and white graphic design painted on the sidewalk in the Capital Hill neighborhood. The shine from the rain adds a nice effect.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Seems Familiar

Fisher Plaza

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Perhaps this building seems familiar to you, and perhaps for more than one reason. This is the northwest elevation of the building complex called Fisher Plaza which sits between Broad Street and 5th Avenue along Denny Way. It houses several businesses, the largest being the ABC affiliate, KOMO 4 television. If you've visited the Space Needle before, this building would have featured prominently in the view as it is just steps away. You may have also seen the upper exterior of the round portion featured as the helipad of Seattle Grace Hospital in the long running television show Gray's Anatomy. The actual exteriors of the fictional hospital are filmed in Southern California, as is the show, but this building and other Seattle locations do come up now and again. Do you like to find filming locations you recognize from favorite movies and TV shows when you visit other cities?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Streetlight Scene


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 The Ballard neighborhood of Seattle is known for many things. Among them, the huge vintage ADD BARDAHL TO YOUR CAR / OIL neon sign which faces the Ballard bridge and the Ship Canal. The sign looms above the Bardahl Manufacturing company's building on 14th Ave NW, where they've been doing business for 73 years. I took this Instagram shot with my iPhone from a few blocks away looking toward the back side of the sign. Last October I featured the front side here. Framed by the light and telephone poles and with that flare of street light warming up the blue twilight sky (and the obligatory kayak mounted on a Thule car rack in the foreground) I thought this shot captured a little bit of everyday Ballard flavor.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Jaguar Reflection on First Hill

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I was walking near Town Hall on First Hill when this black curvaceous beauty caught my eye. It also caught the reflection of its surroundings on that shiny boot!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Casting A Long Shadow Across Post Alley

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Hello from Seattle Daily Photo after a bit of a hiatus. Today I had the pleasure of meeting up with Bob & Carolyn Crowe of Saint Louis Daily Photo. They were in town for a professional conference and some R&R. We took in the Elles traveling exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum, currently on loan from le Centre Pompidou in Paris. Very fun to see them both. I'm a big fan of SLDP. I had missed meeting Bob by just a few feet the last time he was in Seattle. We had both been at the Kerry Park overlook at the same time, but didn't know each other. It was after we both posted shots taken from the same place at the same time that we realized we were probably standing just a few feet apart. So, seeing them both today was a real treat. No photography was allowed in the gallery we were in, so no shots of them or the wonderful art we saw together. I took this late afternoon shot with my iPhone from a Union Street overlook into Post Alley just a half block from the museum. And, yes, you've seen many shots of or from Post Alley here before on SDP, and can click here to see 20 of them. :-)