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September 13, 2013 at 2:27 am #609079
Some of you have been asking me about what pictures I may have of the former Nickelsville site in Highland Park, so here goes, a special hand selected collection from my coverage of NV from 2011 to 2013. Please help yourself to whatever you may find of interest. I will keep this collection online for the next several months.
Since NV has now departed the area, this will most likely my last push of images during their encampment in the West Seattle area.
Feel free to download and use any image(s) for personal use. A photo credit is always appreciated if you post one or more images to a website, or a publication. Thank you.
No negativity is needed… I have posted both the “happy times” and the “not so happy times.”
This is simply a small collection out of the thousands of images that I captured during NV’s almost three year stay in WS.
.September 13, 2013 at 2:28 am #797464
Thanks for sharing , Kevin…I remember the pig roast…what good food we had that day…
these are great !September 13, 2013 at 2:51 am #797465
Yes, thanks Kevin.
I went through them a little while ago.
Brings back memories…..
MikeSeptember 13, 2013 at 5:10 am #797466
I remember Nickelsville like it was yesterday. Oh. I guess it was yesterday.
Never mind.September 13, 2013 at 6:53 am #797467
@JanS – yep, I remember that pig BBQ. NV folks had to get up around 2 or 3 in the morning to get that BBQ rotisserie going in order to have that hog ready by mid afternoon, and if memory serves me correct, it still needed some “extra” time on the spit before it was finally ready, but you are quite correct in that it was SO tasty! I can still remember “Kootch” dispensing small samples before it “officially” came off the grill :)September 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm #797468
thanks for posting this snapshot of Nickelsville..
i too remember the BBQ.. and much moreSeptember 13, 2013 at 2:08 pm #797469
Yeah, I was kinda surprised he started it pretty much exactly twelve hours from the expected time to be getting ready to serve it.
I had never participated in such an event before, so of course was not any kind of expert on something like that, but I am an expert on Murphy’s Law, and wasn’t surprised that it wasn’t done yet.
I thought it would have made more sense to start it at noon or 1:00.
Don’t remember if I brought that up at any of our meetings with the group involved. :-)
MikeSeptember 14, 2013 at 2:21 pm #797470
it has taken me a while to come back to this post..
i wish i could say my memories got in the way..
but the reality is that the shock waves still going through the homeless community are what have absorbed any time i had to make comments here..
i have been helping people who have almost nothing help stabilize other people who have even less…
yes.. i am speaking of homeless people with just a little stability helping those who have none navigate the changes they have to make before the winter rain settles in…
mostly i have given my time… it’s the homeless who have given one another their last dime.
that people with so little could give so much is the reason i became involved in Nickelsville to begin with…
i crossed that berm because of Mike…
but i stayed because of the people i met thereSeptember 14, 2013 at 5:07 pm #797471
drove by the camp at 22and and Union yesterday, at Good Shepherd. Had to look for it, since it’s not very visible in the area. Very small, compact, almost as.. if your weren’t looking, you wouldn’t know it’s there…September 16, 2013 at 3:38 am #797472
Thanks for the great pictures Kevin. The Camp maybe gone but forever in our memories, for all of us who did what we could. I too remember the Pig Roast, Ellen & I took bones and leftovers to make several soups for them. I do miss cooking and providing for them but would’ve had to give it up about now anyway as my circumstances are changing.
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