“So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.”
– Roald Dahl
This photograph is of Bauhaus Coffee in the neighborhood of Capitol Hill in Seattle. It’s housed in an old run-down building. I don’t particularly care for Capitol Hill, but I love the coffee and feel at Bauhaus. Many years ago Capitol Hill was this great place to be and I truly loved the energy; a neighborhood full of artists, alternative thinkers, old run down buildings and people who made you want to stare at them in shock. Nowadays its full of young yuppies, college bound partiers, clubs and the old interesting buildings are being torn down for something new and contemporary – like the cool building that houses Bauhaus.
I’m not sure where Bauhaus will go, but it wont’ be in the high-rent newer building that will be taking its place. Most of the artists I know have fled and are filtering into the next area of town that in a few years, they’ll not be able to afford and again move on. And so goes the city life… You see, it’s the artists that choose the next “it” neighborhood…without even trying.