South Park Changes

The Port of Seattle owns a stretch of land that was once private residences. It’s referred to Pier 117, but there is no pier and the small green space they created was mainly for a large rain garden to keep street runoff out of the Duwamish River.  The black and white image, in the foreground, was where two, ramshackle, abandoned houses were located. I have a photo of them somewhere in my archives.  They ( the Port) left the two cement pads that the houses were sitting on, for some reason. There is a walking path the length of this ‘park’.

Across the river is I think an abandoned factory, perhaps the old Kenworth plant. Not totally sure. Again, this is the oldest EPA Superfund site in the US.

Across the street from the park is Coffee Umbria, a coffee roaster, etc. Apparently razor wire is needed to protect the business. This particular section of South Park is pretty sketchy, so I understand. I am always on guard and don’t stay in the area very long when I shoot there.

About bluestar2012

Sixty eight year old photographer, living in Seattle, WA.

Posted on March 1, 2018, in abandoned, abandoned buildings, Architecture, Art, B&W, clouds, coffee, Duwamish River, Nikon D610, Seattle, South Park, street art, Thoughts, Uncategorized, Urban Decay and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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