It's the journey, not the destination Mel Curtis's thoughts on a life in the world of photography

A Sign of Progress

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After 75 years University Seafood is closing. I wasn’t a regular customer, but I did go there occasionally for mussels, a Christmas goose or capon. I often passed by the store on my walks through the University District. I loved their neon sign and the fact they had been around so long. But times change and sooner or later all things come to an end. I stopped by to give them a print I had made back in 2012 when I did my Winter book. The place was mobbed by well wishers and patrons. They seemed hopping busy. Why close? But on the street was no parking to be found and there was a construction mess from the 24 story building going up literally across the street. A sign of progress I guess.

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