Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Camel

Greetings from Tacoma. . . .

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010


There's a light haze today.

A good day for just watching to see
what comes along.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

How Fast Can You Run?

Since the bridge is closed,
this must apply to pedestrians.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Schuster Parkway

Not being a Tacoma native,
I never knew why the road along the edge of 
Puget Sound's Commencement Bay
was called
Schuster Parkway.

Now I know.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sun Breaks

Sun breaks:
those little moments
when the sun peeks through the clouds.

Always a pleasure.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


With a working port,

you need reliable muscle.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Architectural Curves

Graceful curves

© 2010 Meri Arnett-Kremian

from the waterside.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hot Steam, Cold Day

Tacoma has a working port

© 2010 Meri Arnett-Kremian

and lots of industry.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Yes We Can-Can

A special treat during the history presentation
at Tacoma Art Museum yesterday
was a can-can dancer,

one of the original can-can girls from
Tacoma's Gay Nineties restaurant.

The guest was Miss Tacoma in the 1950s.

She's still quite a fetching figure

and more than willing to engage the audience. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tacoma History at the Tacoma Art Museum

To accompany the "Mighty Tacoma" exhibition

author Darlyne Reiter lectured on the history of
the South Tacoma Area, including the Nalley Company
(ever had Nalley's chili?) and Roman Meal.

Her presentation included historic photographs.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Port of Tacoma

Tacoma is a port city.

image © 2010 Meri Arnett-Kremian

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Satellite Coffee Logo

Enjoy a cup of coffee from Satellite Coffee

and think of Rocket Man.

Friday, October 29, 2010


Does this pair remind you of any particular political figures,
past or present?

Or are all the political ads making me crazy?

from a mural on Market Street,
near the downtown YMCA

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Welcome Figure - Part 2

Here she is again.

You'll get some idea of her size.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Welcome to Tacoma

There's a new piece of art
near Tollefson Plaza.

A welcome figure
carved by Shaun Peterson of the Puyallup tribe.
I'll show you a little more of her tomorrow.

For more info, click HERE

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Manuscript Museum - Who Knew?

I've lived in the area for almost 13 years

and I only recently stumbled across this place.
Not well funded, but interesting. 
Near Wright Park and The Hub.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Source Yoga

For yoga classes in the North End,
including classes for expectant moms
and mom-wanna-be's

try Source Yoga on N. 21st.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sunny Afternoon

The leaves are turning color.

It's that time of year.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Waiting for Superman

This important documentary is scheduled to open

at the Grand Cinema

Non-profit devoted to independent film.
Free popcorn for members
(with optional real butter).

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tacoma Film Festival

The Tacoma Film Festival kicks off this week.

Opening night October 7
at Annie Wright School.

The brainchild of The Grand Cinema
my favorite theater in the whole wide world.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Satellite Coffee

Satellite Coffee in Tacoma
gets great reviews.

817 Division
1122 Market Street
2813 Sixth Avenue

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Origami Crane

The Tacoma Art Museum

has a new, very large bird
perched on the rail
on the upstairs balcony.

You're invited to come in
and make origami cranes
small size
in the Open Art Studio.

Friday, October 1, 2010

October Theme Day: Tacoma Graffiti (Street Art)

I suspect the quality of street art in a city 

says something about 

the vibrancy of its arts community.

What do you think?

Go ask Alice.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Come Back, Sun!

Come back, Sun.
Don't desert us just yet.

Sunset view looking across Tacoma Narrows
toward Gig Harbor and Olympic Mountains.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Near the Antique Sandwich Shop.

Same side of the street.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Floor at Jungle Fever

I introduced you to Jungle Fever
a few days ago

but take a look at the floor 
inside the store.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Bamboo grows well 

in the Pacific Northwest. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Garden Variety Great Blue Heron

standing stock-still

in a garden nursery.

Rosedale Gardens in Gig Harbor.
A 20 minute field trip from Tacoma.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


We take recycling seriously here in the Pacific N.W.

This pile of boxes caught my eye because of the

There's a rock band video game
newly installed in the family room
and there's been a whole lot of singing and drumming.
At all hours of the day and night.

I've got rock stars on the brain.

Monday, August 30, 2010


When you're looking for a ride

think exotic.

Pt. Defiance Zoo.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Jungle Fever

Another find at N. Pearl and 51st.

Interesting plants.
Tempting garden art.