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a bottle of place

Editor Dan posted a piece today about water and, essentially, the cult of bottled water. The subject was covered nicely by a very good Fastcompany article. The article delves into the history of bottled water, stating that the phenomenon is … Continue reading

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boots and badgers and commercial archaeology

During one of my very first photographic outings to Pioneer Square, I shot the following ghost sign. Notice the sign underneath the brown Duncan & Sons sign. Duncan & Sons is apparently still in business though they have moved further … Continue reading

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ghost signs in port townsend, washington

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butting in…

After nearly 13 months of Washington’s smoking ban, this week’s birdcage liner has written a front page expose on the proliferation of butts littering our public spaces. The feature article is worth perusing although it is somewhat light fare for … Continue reading

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five volcano day

I love taking aerial photos from airplane windows. I took this photo on my flight to Chicago on December 22, 2006. Foreground to background: Mt. Rainier, Mt. Saint Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson. I assume the last one … Continue reading

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good morning, ice world

Originally posted to Seattlest.com on November 29, 2006. [ link ] NE 52nd Street, University District, Seattle Back when we lived in the periodically-frozen tundra, we dutifully shoveled our sidewalks because, personally, we hated walking across others’ snowy sidewalks which … Continue reading

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leaving a psychic wake in Grays Harbor County

A recent post by Urban Archivist John’ has drawn some attention from Aberdeenians. Welcome Aberdeenians! We’re glad you’ve stumbled upon our fledgling blog. As the administrator, I’ve had to approve the comments (due to the current rise in abuse by … Continue reading

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