Last week I got to go to Seattle for the first time in eight years to see the Avett Brothers in concert. Yeah, I know, Seattle is a long way to go just to see a band, but the Avett Brothers are no ordinary band! But, I'll explain more about how I ended up going to Seattle later.
For those of you who don't know, my brother got Leukemia while in South Korea in the Army in 2004. After treatment at Madigan Army Medical Center at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, the cancer went into remission, but some months later, it relapsed, and the only chance of getting rid of it then was to do a bone marrow transplant. So, while in my very last semester of college, I went up while he went through that treatment at the VA Hospital in Seattle. At that time I was in the middle of my Parks project for my BFA, and I got to photograph a lot of the parks in and around Seattle. While I was there last week, I took the opportunity to go back to a few of those parks and rephotograph some of the original scenes from 2005.
This one is really the only "re-photograph" I made. The rest are all new images.
And now, some big news, and the continuation of the story of how I ended up traveling all the way to Seattle to watch the Avett Brothers:
I have a girlfriend.
Yep. That incredible cold weather Hell has been having lately? That's all because of me. We met through eHarmony, and we both love the Avett Brothers. Her name is Teresa, and she talked me into going to the concert. Her family lives in Seattle, and she already had tickets to the show for herself and two of her sisters, and it didn't take a lot of convincing to get me to go. The concert, as the Avetts always are, was amazing!
The concert was Friday night, and Saturday was when Teresa and I went to the parks, and did a few other "touristy" things in Seattle. Like go to Pike's Place Fish Market.
On Sunday, after church we drove down to Redondo, a place on Puget Sound with a nice boardwalk, which we just drove by, since we didn't really quite have the time to take a walk. It was still a nice place for a photograph.
I didn't realize how much I missed Seattle until I went back. It's such an awesome city, and it was hard for this good thing to end, as all good things must, as the saying goes.