Funky in Seattle

 

I’m not going to pretend to know everything about Seattle.  There’s nothing that I can write here that hasn’t been done before. But what I do know is that I’ve been obsessed with checking out the City of Swass since Free Willy circa, 1993. My 90s  kids with me? So here’s my ‘mouthy broad’ attempt at describing the free spirit city of Seattle via photo.

 

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The neighborhoods surrounding Puget Sound

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Views accompanied by fishmonger songs

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pull up character at the market

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Las Agaves, Tacos

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Vintage Poster

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Fried fish and even better fries from Jack’s Fish & Chips Spot, Market

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Gum Wall

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But the real story here was about an impromptu interview with a father, son, and friend who worked at Jack’s Fish & Chips. They were generations past, born & bred in Seattle. Their story started out standard; prices have risen in the city. After all, Seattle earns a reputation for bumping California, NY, and Boston housing prices around in the fight for most expensive housing market in the U.S. every year. I expected for them to say that they had to move to the outskirts or to reveal some sort of anger about all of the yuppies moving in. They didn’t. They just expressed pride for their city and desperately wished people were as friendly as they used to be. They even admitted that they still manage to live downtown but that long term residents take care of each other with preferential low renting rates in buildings that are impossible for outsiders to rent. Seattleites take care of eachother.

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