Went to the Blue Moon Tavern last Saturday night. Two local bands were having a record release party. Advertised as Seattle’s ” most infamous bar”. The list of literary figures that have spent time in the bar can be seen on this link. I like the one where Tom Robbins, the author, called Pablo Picasso from the bar and actually got through to him, but Mr. Picasso refused to accept the overseas phone charges. The murals in this post are on the west wall of the exterior of the bar and were taken with my iPhone.
The mural covered the length of this one story building. I didn’t have a true wide angle lens on the camera at the time, so did my best. While I was standing in the street shooting, this FedEx truck stopped. I was thinking he was just being polite about not interrupting my shoot, but it turns out he wanted his photo taken. He stuck his head out the window and yelled out to me: “Hey, take my picture”! Brooklyn, you gotta love it :-).
Building mural and The Albina Press on Albina St. in NE Portland, OR. One of my favorite coffee shops in Portland.