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Pigs on Parade #5

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Aug. 1955. Me fishing on the Duwamsh River.

I’ve been exploring the South Park area of Seattle on Sundays for 10+ years. It’s a unique mix of light industry and residential that hugs the Duwamish River on the East and the hills, that lead to White Center, on the West. It’s a gritty step back in time. Slowly most of the scrap metal businesses have been shut down, closed or the land sold. In time this area will probably look like many other gentrified neighborhoods, but it will be a slower transition here so it is fun to explore and document what is there now.

When I was four years old I actually lived in South Park for about a year before my parents moved. We lived very close to the river. I have a photo of myself at that age ‘fishing’ on the Duwamish River near our apartment. I think I have posted it, but if not I can do that. One of the few photos of me from my childhood ( see above -I found the image). For some reason I keep coming back to this area of Seattle.

On a Sunday, Street in Seattle

Old Signage

Rummaging around South Park on a Sunday morning. Came across these old signs.

Rummaging around on a Sunday

Rummaging around the South Park neighborhood of Seattle on a Sunday morning.

Hello Fresh

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Two Whole Foods employees, in the Lower East Side (NYC). After trying to convince me to try home delivery, even though I live 3,000 miles away. The girls insisted I take their photo. We also spent time sharing family info, etc.

Fire Escapes

Various fire escapes on buildings in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and the buildings they are attached to ( sounds like a lame book title ).

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Location: Lower East Side, NYC.

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I posted this on FaceBook yesterday so thought ……why not here?

Location: Museum Mile and E. 81st St., NY. near the Metropolitan Museum.

Film Crews in Gowanus

As odd as it may seem, film crews do a lot of shooting around the Gowanus Canal. This set took up quite a bit of space, with catering and support vehicles and all. There is still a graphic book available, called It Came from the Gowanus Canal, for $5. which makes sense, but a film setting seems a bit weird. Usually there is always filming done in Brooklyn Heights, a much more scenic place in Brooklyn. The series Point of Interest was always shooting in Brooklyn Heights, it seemed.

Anyway, I included the image of the church steeple across the canal, closer to Carroll Gardens and this corner shot, as well.

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