#280: Ballard, NW Market St at 22nd Ave NW

280) In a stinging social commentary, this photo brilliantly captures two items that are fighting valiantly to survive in today’s world. In the foreground, we have the proud mailbox, dutifully serving the postal needs of a public that increasingly doesn’t correspond through the handwritten word. In the background, we have a record store, one of the relatively few that has managed to hang on in a world gone digital. They’re both survivors. But for how much longer?