Just back from a Queen Anne Avenue Halloween stroll. Saw a treat at the top of the hill, and thought about a trick at the bottom …
This Halloween, ninjas and Harry Potters were scarce; inflatable sumo wrestlers and Tin-Tin characters were ascendant. Amid a scattering of Seahawks and Sounders, we spotted our favorite … a sure sign that volleyball is capturing imaginations:
|"You should see my friend," said 'Kerri Walsh', "she's dressed as Misty May!"|
DUCKS ON THE NEEDLE?
|Separated at birth?|
The current Space Needle paint job replicates the original 1962 “Galaxy Gold.” I might be more interested in artist Nicole Commins’ green “Trees” design if it:
- Was painted on the Needle’s underside (to give the illusion of looking up through a second-growth canopy); and
- It didn't remind me so much of Matt Court.
Design is, of course, a matter of taste, and there are undoubtedly some who aren't bothered by the Ducks’ brown/beige paint spill. But when 60x30 white tape is laid down for volleyball, mud-colored smudges bleed in and out of the sidelines. It’s a clear sign that Oregon's arena architects were thinking mostly about basketball ... and that other sports were a bit of an afterthought.
What do you think?