Friday, January 04, 2013

Happy Pedaler

Happy Pedaler by Seattle Daily Photo
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I got to take a photowalk in the Pioneer Square area with Wayne of Miandering in Lotus Land who was down from Vancouver, BC. We could hear the roar of Seahawks fans at the nearby stadium as the game was about to end last Sunday. This pedicab driver appeared to be biding his time to be at the ready to pick up passengers when it ended. His colorful "Sully" bike helmet cover was fun to see and those gloves were protecting him from the icy cold. It's funny that while trying to photograph this colorful character in action I also unintentionally captured a photo of another of Seattle's historic street clocks. What's even stranger is that it originally stood at the same intersection as the clock in yesterday's photo (see them in this historic photo here). This one is the Earl Layman Street Clock (behind our colorful driver) and since 1984 has stood outside what is now the former storefront of Elliott Bay Book Company. The old EBPC headquarters has remained empty since the famed bookseller moved to its successful new digs on Capitol Hill two years ago. The 1907 clock remains on 1st Ave at S Main and seems kind of lonely. It originally stood in front of Young's Credit Jewelers at 4th and Pike. I hope it gets a nice business to keep it company soon.


SRQ said...

A photowalk sounds like fun. Nice slice of life capture. I like that this is a wide shot showing many other things in the background.

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice with snow free streets. He does look like he wants to be noticed.

Bob Crowe said...

Yes, I believe the Seahawks were in the process of beating our team. These pedicabs are an interesting phenomenon in the US. We even have some here. In India they call them rickshaws and the drivers aren't nearly so hip.

Hilda said...

I don't know what a Sully is, but his helmet is fun!

Wishing you a beautiful and love-filled 2013, Kim.

Kim said...

Thanks SRQ! Bob, I'm so oblivious I wasn't aware who the SH were playing.
Hilda, thanks and right back at ya! Sully was a big blue fuzzy character in the Pixar animated film Monsters Inc.