I just got off the water taxi and was heading over to Pioneer Square in Seattle Washington when I was struck by this old hotel with its cast iron balconies. It was easy to step back into time when the Gold Rush and the logging industry helped create this dynamic city and yet remain in 2015. The area’s early structures were mostly wooden, this is logging country after all, but Great Fire of 1889 consumed the majority of the buildings. Brick and stone buildings sprung up leaving this area in ninetieth century character and architecture. This week’s black and white photograph, Pioneer Square Saloon.
About susan sheldon nolen
It’s rare to catch me without coffee, a form of camera, or my beloved wire fox terriers. I love the history, the art, and it’s a massive part of my life, as I either paint, write, or get interrupted by my dogs, reminding me of the real world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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Susan- I love your slice of americana and the little history you give us with this cool b & w-
and in the picture – the shot is perfect – the triad lamp posts seem to balance the flower pots – you give us enough of other buildings to the left to have it feel complete – but the older building is the beauty here – with those ornate verandas – all working with the branches and the brick lines – and then one person!
and go hawks!
Why thank you. Easy to shoot such great photos when you have great surroundings! I have a hard time in places that are super modern. All that shine and glass! 😎
yeah, I know what you mean – but glad to have both