Washington Grunge Tour – street art, squid ink and spooky things…
I love lost history, grunge music, run down old buildings, rusted cars, graffiti, gritty streets and vintage clothes, and of course, beautiful trees…
So naturally, I decided to go an adventure in Washington…
I’m not sure where to start so I’ll just share my favorite parts of Seattle…
First thing, the food and the drinks at Japonessa were well worth it, we saw a lot of Colorado craft beers on tap in Washington. But this Jalapeno, Chocolate, Squid Ink cocktail was really unique. Plus it was so pretty.
Pikes Market was crazy, but it smelled like fresh everything, it was truly an experience worth having.
Street art –
Street art is a form of artwork that is displayed in a community on its surrounding buildings, streets, and other publicly viewed surfaces. Many instances come in the form of guerrilla art, which is composed to make a public statement about the society that the artist lives within. The work has moved from the beginnings of graffiti and vandalism to new modes where artists work to bring messages, or just simple beauty, to an audience.
Alice and I decided to take two tours around Seattle’s Pioneer Square. We took the Spooked in Seattle tour first, and learned about various local haunts and visited their Underground Death Museum.
While waiting for our next tour we had Dinner at The Merchants Cafe which was absolutely delicious and entertaining, the staff is amazing, and the whole place is really beautiful and a little bit creepy. I really love the purple glass sidewalk skylights from both above, and below.
Our second tour was Underground Seattle, in the dark, under the street seeking contact with the paranormal. No seriously, it was really fun and very interesting. If you like old buildings, and a little bit of history these tours are for you.
The city of Seattle is immense compared to Denver, and there was so much water everywhere.
We took a couple of days and explored some small local spots around Washington. We went to the Twin Peak’s RR Diner, and visited an old boardwalk in Westport.
And of course… We visited as many thrift stores as possible.
Besides needing an excuse for a vacation, I really wanted the chance to meet and collaborate face to face with Sarah Trickler. I got some really great behind the scenes photos while were out exploring some really beautiful places. Which will be featured in an upcoming blog…So stay tuned for more photos, and new listings later this week.