“When asked why they moved to [certain] areas, residents often talk about the desire to live somewhere distinctive, to be some place rather than no place.”
– Stephanie Meeks (from her fantastic article on why historic districts are important).
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Heart bombing started in Buffalo, New York, several years ago as a way for preservationists to draw attention and appreciation to threatened historic buildings. This year, Historic Seattle asked Seattleites to get out there and spread the love, heart bombing buildings that mean something to them. If you’ve been following my blog you’ll remember I wrote about Minoru Yamasaki’s architecture in Seattle (Indianapolis historic preservationist, Raina Regan, wrote about Yamasaki’s Irwin Library, here). So it should come as no surprise to you that I picked the stunning Pacific Science Center for my heart bomb focus (with a side course of Space Needle). I think you’ll see why.
Enjoy, and have a great Valentine’s Day/President’s Day weekend!