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Seattle Photo Meet Up, August 11th, 5:00 pm

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Seattle photo meet-up
Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Bring your camera new or old, film or digital, cell phone or polaroid. Meet with other photographers to snap some of Seattle’s most scenic locations. Share your photos by using the hashtag #photomeetsea. Post photos on Instagram as we walk through the heart of Seattle, or later whenever the photos are processed. Free exclusive t-shirt for the first 50 people.

There are no rules. Follow the group or explore on your own. Meet up times and locations below are suggestions.

Begin at the Seattle Waterfront finish 1.5 miles away on Capitol Hill for a @tim_urpman & @dipsauce photo show and drinks. Use the handy map (reverse) to make your way throughout the neighborhood.

5:00 Start at Waterfront Park
6:00 Victor Steinbrueck Park
6:45 Pike Place Market Gum Wall
7:30 Plymouth Pillars Park
8:00 Alive and Well for the the @tim_urpman & @dipsauce photo show
95 Slide for drinks after

The Road Is Life x Cuba Skate Tank Top

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The Road Is Life x Cuba Skate Tank Top

The Cuba Skate x The Road Is Life t-shirt features a small Habana, Cuba beach scene at the left chest, a custom Cuba Skate print at the inner collar, and a The Road Is Life hang tag at the lower front. All proceeds from this collection will go to Cuba Skate, which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C.  Their goal is to provide skateboarding materials and opportunities for the youth of Cuba so they can experience the positive benefits of skateboarding and the culture that it fosters.  In doing so, they build diplomacy and awareness for an emerging population of Cuban skaters. We’re honored to help Cuba Skate grow skateboarding in Cuba, where although there are no skate shops across the island, there is no doubt an abundance of talent and passion.

Cuba Skate x The Road Is Life T-Shirt

  • All proceeds from this limited collection will be donated to Cuba Skate
  • Mens Tank Top 
  • Custom screen print graphic at front left chest
  • Small The Road Is Life hang tag at lower front 
  • Tagless with custom print at inner collar
  • Solid back
  • Imported 

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Road Trip Niland, CA

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Salvation Mountain is an obscure place in the Colorado desert of California. It's a great day trip from Los Angeles, CA.  Driving straight from LA it's about 3 hours.  You can explore the Salton Sea and stop in Palm Springs to spend the night if it's too much time on the road.  Remember it's middle of the desert so in summer it can get up to 115 f or 65 c.  We're starting in the city of Niland, CA an experience all its own.

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Salvation Mountain

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Salvation Mountain is a continually evolving work of "outsider art", build by Leonard Knight (1931-2014).  A group of volunteers still are building, repainting and maintaining the site which needs repairs frequently due to the harsh desert conditions.  Leonard build the mountain around the philosophy of the "Sinners Prayer" and everything surrounding the location is painted with bible verses. It's estimated there are over 100,000 gallons of paint on the mountain.

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Salvation Mountain

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Salvation mountain is unlike your typical tourist destination.  You can climb the mountain on a yellow brick road, watch volunteers in the desert heat working on "the museum" and sit in the dome shaped Hogan surrounded by mementos, photographs, letters visitors left from around the world. Here you are part of the production.

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Slab City

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Driving past Salvation mountain in Niland, CA will bring you into Slab City, "the last free city in America".  Built on the leftover concrete slabs of Fort Dunlap is an entire makeshift town of campers, drifters, snowbirds, slabbers, hermits and living off the grid.  No electricity, plumbing, running water, trash service or rent.

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Slab City

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Though residents of Slab City are looking to live off the grid it's not as isolated as you would think.  It has decent cell phone service.  The roads are all easy to follow in google maps.  There is a library, a night club, a fortune teller and a skatepark.  Many residents have solar panels to get some electricity.  Many camping trips don't have any of the above luxuries. 

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Slab City

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The residents of Slab City are artists.  Their driveways, yard furniture, fences and houses themselves are created using mostly found material.  Lots of pallets, tires, cars parts, trailers, cans and scrap wood are incorporated into many of the slabs.  One mans trash is truly another's treasure.

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