Stories and photographs by Jim Hamerlinck©2009, 2010, 2011

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Pioneer Square Beauty

The five story Mottman Building (307 3rd Ave. South) in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square neighborhood was built by the architects Charles Saunders and George Lawton in 1906. When I visited the building in the middle of the afternoon, most of the gorgeous Beaux-Arts sculptural elements were contained in shade, so I walked down the alley on the building's west side where the sun still held some sway.

Mottman #1, 2009

Mottman #2, 2009

Mottman #3, 2009

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  • “There's nothing to be gained from passive observance, the simple documenting of conditions, because, at its core, it sets a bad example. Every time something is observed and not fixed, or when one has a chance to give in some way and does not, there is a lie being told, the same lie we all know by heart but which needn't be reiterated.” Dave Eggers