Beautiful Eulogy to a Cafe

One of the plights of urban neighborhoods is change
which means some businesses survive and some die.
Especially when it comes to old cafes. The scruffier
version of the B&O
is MIA on Capitol Hill and before
that was the Still Life Cafe in Fremont. Many moons
ago it was my favorite haunt along with the B&O but
alas it no longer exists. But I did capture this
wonderful mural as a tribute and it’s nice to know
I wasn’t the only one missing it. It reflected the older.
grungier, friendlier, and cheaper side of Fremont.

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Still Life Cafe Mural

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Beautiful Mural

I spent the weekend perusing the Fremont Fair+Parade.
For those of you who don’t know about it you will
by the time I finish todays posts. I’ll start at the
beginning. I like to park a fair distance away
from my destination because
a) I get to see all the wonderful micro sights
I would miss if I  didn’t and
b) I love to walk.

First up is the wonderful wall mural along a concrete wall
walking down to the fair. It’s a cartoonish play off the
Fremont Neighborhood cafes and icons.
Fremont, otherwise known as The Center of the Universe,
is an awesome place to hang out on any day.

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Not anywhere near Kansas…and dogs rule.

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Mural is a block long and run under an overpass.

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Colorful version of “Waiting for the Interurban”

Across the street is a wonderful series of painted posts
creating a colorful rhythm.
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