Monday, March 17, 2014

Edmonds, Washington... a waterfront town.

Just a few minutes north of Seattle in southwest Snohomish County lies Edmonds, Washington. Like many cities in the area it’s a waterfront town with a rich colorful history.
Edmonds is the oldest incorporated city in the county (1890) but its namesake dates back to 1884. George Brackett, city founder, was a very entrepreneurial logger and amassed a lot of land and timber holdings throughout the area.

I love old downtown Edmonds and especially its waterfront. You can catch the iconic Washington State Ferry here and the 30 minute boat ride across Puget Sound will put you in at Kingston on the peninsula in Kitsap County. It’s a beautiful trip and on a clear day you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains to the west and the Cascade Mountains to the east.

Kingston Edmonds Ferry terminal on the waterfront in Edmonds, Washington.

Most days, unless in dock for servicing, you’ll ride the Puyallup, a Jumbo Mark II class ferry built in the late 1990’s. These are the super class big boats! Or the MV Spokane, a smaller Jumbo Class boat built in the early 1970’s. There’s about 20 trips a day across the Sound, so you won’t have to wait long and you can either drive on in your car or walk on. Fares are very reasonable.

I’m in Edmonds to teach a social media class this morning. I made good time getting here so I headed down to the waterfront to take a few photos... I’m having fun playing with my Tadaa app for iPhone.

This first photo is looking at the Kingston Edmonds Ferry terminal at about 8:30 in the morning. This 2nd one, I popped back down to take after the class about 2:30 pm.

Looking from behind Richard Beyers, Sighting Whales at the Kingston Edmonds Ferry.

I've shared a few of Rich Beyer’s public sculptures in previous posts. This is his Sighting Whales. It’s based on some observations he made while having a drink with friends on the Edmonds waterfront and seeing people on the wharf spotting some whales.

The Linda Ruehle Bench    Art for the People    Donkey Run Away From the Mines

Sighting Whales, by Rich Beyer, Edmonds waterfront.

School of Fish is by Lewis ‘Buster’ Simpson. It’s made from found metals and is a re-fabrication of an earlier work he did back in 1982 for the Washington State Arts Commission and the Department of Fisheries titled, ‘Recycled Salmon’. I met Buster a few times back in the early 80’s while I was at And/Or, Soundwork Studio.

School of Fish, by Lewis 'Buster' Simpson, Edmonds waterfront.

Anyway, I love apps like Tadaa. They give me the opportunity to experiment with more than the still shot frozen in now. I get to go a little deeper and choose the mood and frame the moment to explore the subject’s past, present, and future.

Originally posted on the Activerain real estate network: Edmonds, Washington... a waterfront town.

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