26 August 2010

[liff] Metareferential In Seattle

The Wife™ and myself decided to celebrate a very important milestone in our lives by treating ourselves to a trip to That Town Up North, New York-Alki, and while we had to fit it into our microbudget and all a good time was had by the both of us and we wouldn't have, couldn't have, passed it up for the world.

As a foretaste of things to come, there a bit of meta here. A certain sight on the Seattle waterfront is de rigeur for visitors, 'tis probably the most loved photo visitors take.

This is not a photo of that; this is, rather, a photo of people taking a photo of it:

This, however is a photo of that thing:

… because if a popular landmark is a trophy bagged, then a photo of the mass of people taking a picture of it is, in turn, very metareferentially hilarious.

Location: 1st Avenue and Pike Street, Seattle.

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Benjamin Lukoff said...

Glad you had a good time up here!

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

Glad I did it. Would'v'e been nifty to finally meet you ... but it was something of a lark, and our availability and itinerary, such as it was, was even tighter than our budget, if anything.

We hope to do it again.