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A Shot of Olympia - Series IV

Series I II and III if you've missed them. If you don't know what this blog is supposed to be about, give the first entry a read.

All photos posted in the default 'medium' size: link to access other sizes provided.

Small print: All photos posted are from my Flickr account and were taken by me. All rights reserved and all that noise.

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Series IV - Photo I - Asbestos Storage [Link]



Danger
Do not enter
Asbestos
Cancer & Lung Disease hazard
Authorized personnel only!
Oxygen or breathing apparatus required

This had an, erm, unique smell to it when I passed by.

Downtown Olympia, WA

A Shot of Olympia - Series III

Series I and II, if you've missed them. If you don't know what this blog is supposed to be about, give the first series a read. 

All photos posted in the default 'medium' size: link to access other sizes provided.

Small print: All photos posted are from my Flickr account and were taken by me. All rights reserved and all that noise.

Click the post title to read the whole post.


Series III - Photo I - King of Olympia [Link]



King of Olympia upholstery window.

Downtown Olympia, WA

A Shot of Olympia - Series II

Series I, if you missed it. If you don't know what this series is supposed to be about, give that post a read first.

All photos posted in the default 'medium' size: link to access other sizes provided. Click the post title to read the whole post.

Small print: All photos posted are from my Flickr account and were taken by me. All rights reserved and all that noise.


Series II - Photo I - Any Tagger Worth a Damn... [Link]



Found in an alleyway.

Downtown Olympia, WA


A Shot of Olympia - Series I

Howdy. First post.

Photography is one of my hobbies. Well, not the artsy kind... I'm more into taking snapshots of interesting subject material, and anyone who's lived here for a while knows there's lots of funky stuff around Oly to photograph, to say the least.

My idea for this blog is to post a maximum of three photos per post in a series, showcasing Olympia's local graffiti, wall-art, murals, mosaics, paste-ups, stickers, and... unique artistic activism.

All photos posted are from my Flickr account and were taken by me. All rights reserved and all that noise. All photos will be posted in the default 'medium' size, and a link to access other sizes will be provided as well.

On to the first series of three... click the post title to view the whole post.


Series I - Photo I - Obama is a Cracker [Link]



Lyndon LaRouche supporters stirring the pot with the president's head on a parrot's body and some incendiary rhetoric, MLK Day, 2010.

Downtown Olympia, WA


Goodbye, orcas. Hello, banded alder borer.

Banded Alder Borer

I noted with sadness this weekend that the aging whale mural on the west wall of the State Theater has now been painted over in a uniform orange.

I noticed, however, that at least some residents approved of the change, namely about a half dozen banded alder borers (pdf). These native beetles apparently have a peculiar attraction to fresh paint.

UC Berkeley entomologist E. Gorton Linsley speculates that a volatile chemical in paint may mimic one of the insects' natural pheromones.

A passing child, on the way to the Lakefair festivities with her family, was less than impressed by the large beetles: "Ugly," she said.

The Olympia- Rafah Mural Project - Arts Walk Celebration - Tile Painting and Performance!

Come and paint a tile that will be permanently displayed in the Olympia-Rafah Mural on the Olympia Labor Temple building. Add your voice for peace, in the form of a painted ceramic olive leaf, which will be one of many leaves of a giant painted olive tree. Visually express solidarity with our sister city of Rafah, in the Gaza Strip, and your desire for peace in the middle east -- no experience necessary!

Come Check us out! We'll be in the Alley between Last Word Books and Quality Burrito on 4th Ave. in Downtown Olympia on Friday April 25th, between 5-9pm, and on Saturday, April 26th between 12pm and 4pm.

Don't miss an exciting performance by Olympia's own Holly Gwinn Graham, and other talented local performers in the Alley by the Free Wall behind the Capital Theater to celebrate the Olympia- Rafah Mural Project on Friday evening at 7pm.

For questions or volunteer opportunities, please contact 754-3998 or mural@rachelcoriefoundation.org

Mural by Subway

Jumping antelopes Antelopes

Giraffe eating ivy Elephant and bird

I stumbled across these animals walking past the Subway on State St.

 

 

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