Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Seattle 2017

Just got back this past weekend from my latest trip to Seattle and I had a few things I wanted to share with you all. Seattle is hands down my favorite city in the entire United States of America. I feel like it has the best of what The San Francisco Bay Area has to offer with less of the things about The S.F. Bay that get on my nerves but in general there's just something about The Great Pacific Northwest that makes me feel most at home.

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I got some great photos of The Space Needle which is Seattle's most recognizable land mark. Built in 1962 for The Worlds Fair I've always felt it was one of the finest examples of the best of both worlds when it comes to engineering and elegant design.

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For many years the Aurora avenue bridge has become a haven for drug addicts so the city had this giant sculpture commissioned, it's known as The Fremont Troll. Don't know if it was intended to have a scarecrow like effect or if they knew it would become a tourist attraction. But I suppose it worked, I can't imagine stoners or meth heads wanting to get high around here with all the people climbing around this thing at all hours of the day.

This picture of the police spinner from Blade Runner is actually from my 2014 trip to Seattle at the museum of music history and sci-fi. I'm such a big fan of the original Blade Runner film I really really really hope the sequel that comes out later this year doesn't suck. We'll find out soon enough I can't believe it's August already where the Hell did the first half of this year go!?


By Cesar Hernandez
August 2 update: Just happened to find this last night before I hit the sack. Ironically only 3 days after the previous blog posting this They Live inspired commission piece with Squirrel Girl (a character I admittedly know of but really nothing about) holding ROM's neutralizer was posted to deviant art.


But before I went to bed I whipped this up in photoshop for the sake of a little fun with this whole They Live theme.

4 comments:

  1. Nice post, love the police car from Blabe Runner, and the Wraith reflection on the glasses is superb. I have also seen the squirrel girl drawing over at deviant art, although I don't get the connection with Rom's neutralizer,perhaps to unravel the Skrulls?

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    1. You outta just ask em on deviant art apparently the opening comment is from the person the art work was done for.

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  2. Nice pics man. Wouldn't mind going out to Seattle too, especially since my buddy Googum loves out that way.
    Funny Squirrel Girl picture tho, and that Faux They Live one is pretty damn cool too. What photoshop programs do you use? I'm a cheap bastard, so I use the available freeware of photoshop-like programs like GIMP and Paint.Net myself.

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    1. Adobe Photoshop 5.0. it's an old version of photoshop but for this kind of basic stuff it works out just fine for me.

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