Seattle

and all that jazz

This week’s Photo Challenge is all about sharing “a photo of things that complement each other”

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Two weeks ago we spent a memorable weekend in Seattle where of course we visited the famous Pike Place Market. At the entrance to the market we enjoyed the great jazz of Seattle’s Speakeasy Jazz Cats. If you have some time tap your feet for a few minutes as we did together with a very appreciative crowd.

I thought today’s painting and the jazz were a good match. I hope you agree.

As an addendum we were in Seattle to hear the stunning Yuja Wang, perhaps the most exciting pianist in the world, play in concert with the brilliant violinist Leonidas Kavakos. If you have never heard Ms Wang play visit her website here, fall in love, and be amazed.

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“Had it not been for painters…”

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Fifteen Planes, 1957-8

Visiting the Seattle Art Museum today the shadow from this polished stainless steel sculpture by the American artist David Smith (1906-1965) was as dramatic as the piece itself.

The title for the post is taken from this quote accompanying the work:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle

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Season’s Greetings everyone.

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Twinkling lights from the 22nd Annual Gingerbread Village, which we enjoyed seeing at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle a week ago; well worth the visit.