Dougie hits the double digits

Doin’ El 10 today.

Few photographs speak to me of Tacoma like this one.

It’s a scene that’ll stay with me like no other for its sheer repetition, the first and frequent sight as I hoof ’round the corner and descend the slope toward historic downtown.

Thing 10: Use water as your medium/inspiration today.

A common cold drizzly afternoon that wearies tired aged buildings … steam ascending from the papermill whose distinctive sulphuric odor is affectionately or derisively called the Tacoma Aroma … port waters revealed only by punctuating lights peering through an oppressing insufferable wet gray.

True Tacoma as seen 50 steps from my door:

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lexiemom
    Jan 22, 2011 @ 18:35:52

    That picture is actually very pretty in a dismal sort of way.

    Reply

  2. Invictus
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 12:33:50

    Oy, that photo could be an ad for Prozac. Are you almost over the wall?

    Reply

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