The stout-hearted* little fellow in Pacific Place Mall is advertising the Nutcracker ballet that is in town. I bought a shirt at Nordstrom and was shocked to pay $9 for parking in the garage downstairs (that should teach me not to spend 2 hrs at the mall !). The parking garage is in trouble financially, since its use fell by 18% over the last 5 years. So : will hiking parking prices help? A tough call.
*Google’s translation of the Afrikaans word kordaat which I struggled to translate to English
The other picture is from Broadway’s new Panera Bread next to the Seattle Community College (I recommend their turkey and artichoke panini sandwich). I bought some Sumi ink, brushes and paper at the Blick art store next to it – to try my hand at brush-writing in traditional Chinese. Of course I will have to report how that goes.