This Friday afternoon (April 6, 2012) while visiting the MOHAI library with Ron Edge to process illustrations for the second volume of Rich Berner’s “Seattle in the 20th Century” series, I took a break and revisited the “Repeat Photography” exhibit that Jean, Berangere and I curated. The exhibit opened last April, and so it is now up nearly a year. For it and much else at MOHAI we recommend visiting the museum before the doors are closed mid-June next. I took from the hip snapshots of all the exhibit’s parts and include a very few here to make the point.
Our exhibit is made from four parts: the world (represented by Paris, France), Washington State, Seattle and its Wallingford neighborhood.
Today I also visited many of the museum’s regular exhibits including the “Great Fire of June 6, 1889” mural and a revealing (of age) cross-section of a fallen Douglas Fir.
While Ron continued to do his research in the MOHAI library I took a walk across the MOHAI parking lot to the trail that leads to Foster Island. Below are the bridge to the island and two details taken from very near its west, or MOHAI, end.
At least from the parking lot the best sign that MOHAI is moving is the impressive red van that is parked there. It is marked or signed by the Hansen Bros. movers that started in the University District long ago.