Posted on January 20th, 2010 by Nate
We just got our office set up down here a couple of months ago, and while we live nearby, we haven’t until recently spent much time down in Georgetown. The other day was a rare break in the January weather so we took a walk around the neighborhood on our lunch break to see what we could see.
There’s a lot of weird stuff down here, and the community is an interesting mix of artists, industry, and old timers, but it works in pretty great way. Here are a few things we found out there, and there’s a lot more to discover over time I’m sure.
This is the neighborhood lawnmower repair shop. Parked out front there was a minivan with no side door and the van was full of bags of oranges. I know, I should have got a picture, but I’m guessing it will still be there if I go back.
This power plant used to supply the power for Seattle’s Streetcars and all of Georgetown. It’s also where Big Black played it’s last show. Apparently it’s a museum too, but it’s only open for about four hours a month. I’ll try to get in there some time.
I have no idea what is going on with this old jalopy, or why this thing is behind fences that are taller and more secure than some prisons, but it looks like it’s been here for a long, long time.
The B&G Machine Shop. I don’t know what they make in there, but judging by the enormous camshaft out front I’m guessing they build huge engine parts, or they can at least. Maybe they make giant music boxes.
Walking by the Original Rainier Brewery I noticed a small hole in the plywood of one of the windows (Circled in red.) I set up my camera with a long exposure and shot through the hole.
This is what I saw in there … It’s HUGE!
This is taken from the overpass looking south down the tracks. I’m pretty sure I could have taken this photo a hundred years ago and it would have looked exactly the same.Posted in Everyday | 3 Comments »
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