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Labrat has been one of the city's more prolific taggers for at least 5 years. I don't usually notice such longevity.

- K

P.S. It's heartbreaking how our once vibrant downtown has been hollowed out.
I had to bring something to a bank branch in Belltown for a client yesterday, 3rd Ave from downtown into Belltown is a really sad sight to see.

Downtowns becoming hollowed-out dystopias is nothing new, however. I've always thought the collective psychology of a society that generates this sort of thing is very odd: businesspeople heading to their high-level jobs while people at their lowest ebb sleep the sleep of pure exhaustion on the same street corner.
 
I had to bring something to a bank branch in Belltown for a client yesterday, 3rd Ave from downtown into Belltown is a really sad sight to see.

Downtowns becoming hollowed-out dystopias is nothing new, however. I've always thought the collective psychology of a society that generates this sort of thing is very odd: businesspeople heading to their high-level jobs while people at their lowest ebb sleep the sleep of pure exhaustion on the same street corner.
Yeah, 3rd Ave has been bad for as long as I've lived here. It never really bounced back from the disruptions caused by the construction in the late 80s of the transit tunnel that runs under it.

And you're absolutely right that this is a pretty common sight that's not limited to Seattle...it's just that Seattle's downtown was a pretty vibrant place even as little as 10–15 years back. You're also right that the dichotomy in these spaces between the "haves" and the "have nots" is particularly stark, and heartbreaking.

- K
 
Finally got a good walk in around the island where we live. It was a sunny day Saturday, surprise!

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The sun allowed for effective use of Arista EDU Ultra 100, which does in fact appear to be my old friend, Fomapan 100. Exposed well in the Lomo LC-A
 
Evening walk on the island. The weather these past few days has been very pleasant. I'm sure we'll pay for it later!

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