Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Olympia in the Morning, Part 2 (Oly 05)

Let us continue our morning walk through downtown Olympia, Washington. It is quiet, and most stores are closed. I saw only 5 or 6 homeless people his time. Two years ago, there were 10s or 100s of them. How did the city purge them? Regardless, downtown Olympia is still rather grungy.

206½ 4th Avenue
Dumpster on 4th. I bet that stuff looks better than most of my wardrobe. 
Capitol Way view south
Alley parallel to 4th Avenue (25mm ƒ/4 Color Skopar lens)
My favorite Olympia Alley (25mm ƒ/4 Color Skopar lens)
Jefferson Street view north. I have not yet seen a train, but I occasionally hear them, usually at night.
Frog Pond Grocery in the historic South Capitol district (50mm ƒ/2 Summicron-DR lens).
Argh! Another Taco truck, this time on Plum Street. The fire system is for the hot sauce? 

Well, enough of exploring downtown. Time to walk home and have another coffee.

State Avenue view west (50mm ƒ/2 Summicron-DR lens).

Proceed north and soon you reach East Bay. On many mornings, it is still as a mill pond. The buffleheads and surf scoters love it here.

East Bay from Olympia Avenue NE (50mm ƒ/2 Summicron-DR lens). Swantown Marina is in the distance.

The Bigelow neighborhood has many charming traditional cottages from the early 20th century. It is not as elegant as South Capitol, but is more modest and free from the background drone of I-5.
Traditional cottage on Quince Street (25mm ƒ/4 Color-Skopar lens)
Historic Quince Street house

This ends our walking tour around Olympia with Kodak Gold 100 film (another one of my experiments with expired film). I used Pentax Spotmatic F and Leica M2 cameras. We will see more of Olympia in future updates. Thanks for walking along.


Mike said...

Olympia seems to provide an environment compatible with your aesthetic style. Also, you don't seem like someone who would be subject to Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Kodachromeguy said...

I have seasonal GAS disorder. What lens or filter should I buy next?