From Wikipedia: Edmonds was established in 1876 by logger George Brackett, who bought the land claim of an earlier settler. It was incorporated as a city in 1890, shortly before the arrival of theGreat Northern Railway. Early residents of the city were employed by theshinglemills and logging companies that operated in the area until the 1950s. The hills surrounding Edmonds were developed into suburbanbedroom communitiesin the mid-to-late 20th century and subsequently annexed into the city. Edmonds is a regional hub for thearts, with museums, specialized facilities, and major annual festivals within the city’s downtown area.
Today Edmonds seems a quiet place. Restaurants, art houses and an old movie theater are filled with people, but not overfilled like so much of Seattle. There’s parking. Even a bookstore.
I visited the Nordic Heritage Museum to see the an exhibit featuring the photography of Hasse Persson. While many of the photos where from the famous Studio 54, there were many other works of mostly documentary material. You can read more at the Nordic Heritage Museum.
I took no photos of his work. But the museum presents many opportunities to use a camera.
Russ Roberts, a skeptical economics professor, has a weekly podcast. http://www.econtalk.org. This week’s guest was Mary Hirschfeld. Hirschfeld looks at the nature of our economic activity as buyers and sellers and whether our pursuit of economic growth and material well-being comes at a cost. She encourages a skeptical stance about the ability of more stuff to produce true happiness and/or satisfaction. A link here: Podcast and additional information.
While not a blog post, I came across this phone and description in Kinfolk magazine of a photography book store in Korea. Storage Book Store
The best read of the week was a story in Fortune magazine on the decline of Sears. While many decry the recent corporate raid and point fingers at Amazon (and Walmart) the seeds of Sears’ demise were planted long ago. In fact, it’s market value peaked shortly before my birth a half century ago. Although a bit long, it’s well work a read.