Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Walking Seattle

Our 1st full day in seattle we walked a good 6 miles. I promised myself I would walk everywhere I could to avoid gaining the usual pound per day when on vacation! I actully managed to lose 1/2 pound this trip! Thanks only to all the walking we did.
The 1st photo is a gallery in the older part of Seattle where the Gee's Bend quilts were on display. I first heard it was there from Brenda , she had mentioned on her blog that she had gone to the Greg Kutcera Gallery. So we hot footed it down there to see them in person. It's funny how they affected me. I had seen the PBS program about them, so I knew some of the history, & when I tryed to explain it to Warren I got all choked up. I wanted to cry. They really aren't pefectly executed quilts. Judges at a quilt show would elimintate them at a glance, but the stories behind them, the conditions in which these woman lived & created, & the graphic impact of their designs are very moving.

I saw lots of architectural inspiration on the buildings along the way

& Pike's market was a cacaphony of sights & sounds & smells. Talk about sensory overload!

The sidewalk here, remined me of one in Barcelona.


diva of quilts said...

Sounds like a terrific trip! Glad you had a great time.

sue b said...

I saw the Gee's Bend quilts when they were in Boston last year. I felt the same way when I saw them. It was like peering into the makers soul almost. I was very moved by them.

MJAPA said...

Speaking Architectural inspiration. I found some in a diner called CANTERS in LA. check out the ceiling!

Rian said...

Oh yeah, Pike St. Market--the best! I took bunches of photos there. And the flowers! OMG they knocked me over!