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.
Old Coffee Warehouse
The old coffee warehouse in DUMBO, on the East River, has been repurposed by the West Elm Company. Here is a link to a video showing the conversion.
Coffee with Charley: Fitting In
“I think I will do some discreet human watching. The patrons will think I am just a stuffed mouse”.
Coffee with Charley: Attention Issues
Hard to stay focussed on the crossword puzzle, even if it is Will Shortz’ NY Times version, when there is a PUMPKIN SPICE SCONE on the table!!
Coffee with Charley: Challenges
Being a mouse in a human world has its challenges. Charley has overcome the coffee cup challenge, but the water glass is another matter.
Coffee with Charley
The Albina Press
Building mural and The Albina Press on Albina St. in NE Portland, OR. One of my favorite coffee shops in Portland.
An artful mocha from Random Order in NE Portland.
Portland Coffee Company has a Red Hook Presence
What’s in Your Mailbox?
Apparently it is customary, in Red Hook (Brooklyn), to leave coffee out for the postman(woman). Apparently it is customary for the postal delivery person in Red Hook to deliver coffee as well as the usual material.
The Stuff of Dreams…
Seattle’s Best Coffee, which I prefer over most other purveyors of caffeine. This borders on decadence, but it was very tasty.
Starbucks Corporate Headquarters
The company New Yorkers ( and others ) love to hate. This building was built in the early 20th century by Sears, Roebuck & Co. I worked in this building for 17 years ( 1970-1988).
Some of the 21 images I am currently showing at Caffe Ladro in West Seattle. The images will be on display for two months and are for sale.