FOLLOWUP: 2nd historic-photo mural up at 35th/Avalon

On Tuesday, we showed you the first photo mural to go up on the north side of Aura on 35th SW south of Avalon. The management told us another one would be up today, so we just went over to look, and it is:


As noted in yesterday’s story and in a comment today by the SODO firm that treated the historic photos for installation, Grand Image, these 4-story-high installations are based on historic photos – the ferry West Seattle from 1907, and the trolley from 1930 – obtained via the Log House Museum.

13 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: 2nd historic-photo mural up at 35th/Avalon"

  • Sandy September 21, 2016 (5:36 pm)

    why are west seattle murals so dreary and boring?  the one on chase bank is so depressing! update it!  add color!  we have so many amazing artists in this city, hire them to come up with something amazing. i could have taken a photo of the ferries, desaturate it and come up with a  triangly mosaic pattern in less than a minute.

  • Marty September 21, 2016 (5:49 pm)

    Looks like the San Mateo?

  • Amazon apocalypse September 21, 2016 (7:11 pm)

    Nope…just looks more and more like San Francisco 

    • KM September 21, 2016 (10:00 pm)

      San Francisco is a fantastic city, excited for all our new residents and growth!

  • NW September 21, 2016 (7:14 pm)

    All these developers Big Money buying out Seattle and raising rents out of state companies with a national presence then they name the complex aftwr local outdoors man or put murals aside their building to connect somehow. It’s unfortunate what is becoming of west Seattle we are being inundated with projects like this with little regard to the overall effect it will have on us. Somehow these murals make up for it? 

  • Neighbor. September 21, 2016 (7:38 pm)

    It is sad and BS what’s happening around Seattle due to the current brogrammer invasion. But luckily WS will be spared most I think. We have the WS bridge to hold off an explosion here too. It’s close to saturation when the current project are finished. It will take longer getting to SLU from WS with all the traffic in only two available lanes over the bridge than living north, south east conciderbly further away. And that fact will spread quick and keep people from moving here. 

    Just my two cents. 

  • Wsres September 21, 2016 (11:04 pm)

    I’m glad they put a mural  on that building. It helps make it look a little better. It is a very ugly grey building. That building and the one across the street from it are just ugly.  

    • Jade September 22, 2016 (8:06 am)

      Speaking of the equally ugly building across the street, Ive noticed some work going on downstairs in what used to be the short lived sports bar. Any news on whats going on in there? 

      • WSB September 22, 2016 (9:00 am)

        Yes, we reported that some time back. Dental clinic.

  • Rod Clark September 22, 2016 (9:01 am)

    It would be a public service to thousands of eyeballs if they’d paint over all those triangles… with clouds, or giant pterodactyls circling, or something.

  • Marco September 22, 2016 (9:22 am)

    Does the top of the picture contain naked people skydiving? :p

  • D DelRio September 22, 2016 (10:44 am)

    I realize cities change, but could these new buildings be a different color besides dark grey on light grey, or dark brown on light brown. If it’s not this color scheme, it’s some bright color that glows in the dark. Can we get a happy medium please!!

  • bolo September 22, 2016 (10:50 am)

    That partial pixelization makes me impatient for the rest of the photo to resolve itself to higher resolution.

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