The John T. Williams Totem Pole was moved from Seattle Center to The Waterfront at the end of April, but I just stumbled upon it myself this week.
As an independent blogger, it gets prohibitively expensive to pay everyone I encounter on a daily basis (I’m probably the only person in town that pays so handsomely out of his own pocket to promote others), so I kept a healthy distance from the pole this time to avoid a repeat of previous hard feelings. The pole is a worthy cause, so hopefully the carvers will get at least a fraction of the $1.5 million settlement from the city.
This is still the first new pole being carved in Seattle in 70 years, so for that reason alone, it’s certainly worth checking out.
If you want to watch the carvers, their work area is adjacent to Miners Landing, just south of the Seattle Aquarium.
Tell them Rex sent you.
They have no idea who I am, but tell them anyway.