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city: seattle

fremont vintage mall

from macklemore & ryan lewis posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis do some thrift shopping at Seattle's Fremont Vintage Mall.

Watch the video for "Thrift Shop."

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white van music album cover

from jake one posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

Dick's Drive-In is a burger and shake joint that dates back to the 1950s with a handful of locations around the Seattle Area. The photo on the cover of Seattle hip hop producer Jake One's debut album White Van Music was shot in front of the Dick's on Broadway.

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temple de hirsch (former)

from jimi hendrix posted in music by speedy_dee

Finished in 1909, this temple for Seattle's liberal Reform congregation was on the National Register of Historic Places until it was demolished in 1993. Part of the façade remains.

Jimi Hendrix played his first gig in this synagogue's basement. After some wild playing, he was fired between sets.

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washington middle school

from jimi hendrix posted in music by speedy_dee

Jimi Hendrix went to middle school here. Word is, they have a pretty good music program. Go figure...

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garfield high school

from jimi hendrix, quincy jones posted in music by tacopolis

Founded in 1923 as East High School at it's present location, James Garfield High School is known as the magnet school for the school district's Accelerated Progress Program for especially gifted students. As a result, it has many college-level classes available ranging from calculus-based physics to Advanced Placement (AP) studio art.

Famous alumni of Garfield High include Jimi Hendrix and Quincy Jones. A sculpted bust of Hendrix (by Jeff Day of Whidbey Island) is located in the library of the school. The public can see the sculpture with a pass from the main office.

The children like to roll up paper and place it in the bust's mouth to make it look like Hendrix is smoking a joint. A student once placed a walkie-talkie inside the bust to perpetrate like it was talking.

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