Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

Camper and Cracker at The Crocodile Cafe

Johnny Hickman's Vaporization. May he Rest in Peace.

The Crocodile Cafe’s, uh, excuse me, The Crocodile’s (because “cafe” is passe’) lighting technician claimed another victim on Friday night.

Cracker had just taken the stage after opening act Camper Van Beethoven’s set, when without warning, the tech aimed not one, but two high-powered spotlights at the guitarist, instantly vaporizing him.

As the panic-stricken crowd raced for the door, front man David Lowery, summoning nearly 30 years of audience-savvy, declared “damn the set list, we must play a hit to regain control of the crowd!”, at which point, he launched into the opening bars of 1993’s “Low”.

It was

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Monorail Shots

I took a few monorail shots this weekend. Some of them are on this page. Some of them aren’t. Here are the ones that are.

Trains are buses for white people.

Monorails are trains for tourists.

Cutting right through the heart of Belltown and Midtown, as tourist’s trains go, Seattle’s is by far the coolest in the world.

At $2.25 each way, with no round-trip discount, it’s also the most profitable.

 

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Belltown Lights

Belltown at night

Via 6

Via 6 and The Seattle Space Needle

Via 6 and The Seattle Space Needle

In the beginning, there was “6th & Lenora”. For once, I liked the name. It was urban. Accurate. Unpretentious.

Clearly, it could not be left to stand.

Oh no.

The last thing the developers wanted was a building marketed to actual urban-dwellers.

No no.

Instead, they wanted, nay, needed a building marketed toward suburban douchemonkeys. People who would drive out in the morning, spend the day elsewhere, then drive back to the parking garage before taking the elevator to the 21st floor where they could cocoon for the rest of the evening.

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Belltown. A Pictorial.

Belltown

Welcome to Belltown

5th & Denny

Belltown

The Space Needle

Belltown

Wall St.

Belltown

Battery St.

Belltown

Bell St.

Belltown

Lenora St.

Belltown

Belltown

Virginia St.

Moore Theatre

2nd Ave

2nd Ave

The Crocodile

Stewart St.

Olive Way

Olive Way

Westlake Center ("Belltown Adjacent")

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6th and Lenora

The Sixth and Lenora Apartments Project in Seattle

I got bitches in the living room getting it on, and they ain’t leavin’ til sixth and lenora, so whatchu gonna do, shit, I got a pocket full of rubbers and my homeboys do too.

I can’t be the only one who thinks of this when I look at the new Sixth and Lenora project.

Anyway, here lies the current progress.

The Sixth and Lenora Apartments Project in Seattle

The Sixth and Lenora Apartments Project in Seattle

Previous updates on the project are here:

April 2011.

And here:

May 2011.

It’s made a great deal of progress in

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Photos of the Day: January 4, 2012

Welcome to Belltown

Welcome to Belltown

The I-5

Photo of the Day: Car Wash

Elephant Car Wash and the Space Needle

Elephant Car Wash and the Space Needle

Photos of the Day: Chief Sealth

Tilikum Place - Statue of Chief Sealth

Tilikum Place – Statue of Chief Sealth

Tilikum Place – Statue of Chief Sealth

Tilikum Place – Statue of Chief Sealth

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Dope Burger, The Weekly, and Some Guy Named Jason

Dope Burger - Burger and Avocado Fries

Dope Burger in Belltown

For a few weeks now, I’ve been wanting to try the new Dope Burger in Belltown.

Why?

Because of a scathing review in the Seattle Weekly.

When I first read the above piece, something about it just seemed wrong. The writer had nothing good to say about the place, and the entire segment seemed like a hissy fit of self-indulgent faux-intellectualism (a niche I have perfected) masquerading as a burger review.

For example, the reviewer (who goes by the suspiciously-Arab-terrorist-sounding name “Jason”) leads off his piece claiming:

“Dope Burger is a terrible name for a

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