Aberdeen, Washington, is the birth place of music god Kurt Cobain (1967-1994). He was beloved here, and you can tell. This is a small, beautiful park along the Wishkah River honoring Kurt; it was dedicated on April 5, 2011. It is about a block from his childhood home, and he would come often come to here to reflect. So after his death, they made this small area on the water a little park in his honor. It was really a beautiful tribute and well worth a stop in Aberdeen just to see it and pay my respects to this young musician who contributed SO much to music in his short life.
Notice the "Come As You Are" on the welcome sign.
Come as you are, as you were
As I want you to be
As a friend, as a friend
As an old enemy.
This park is so small and at the end of a residential street. It has a little path that leads under a bridge that crosses the Wishkah River.
What a beautiful tribute place - whether or not you are a Nirvana fan.
The Young Street Bridge
This is under the Young Street Bridge.
(From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah is a live album by Nirvana. It was released on October 1, 1996, and features live performances recorded from 1989 to 1994.)
The water is, indeed, muddy!
I am not sure how this park came to be, but congratulations to the City of Aberdeen for recognizing Kurt Cobain's extraordinary music talent and honoring him with this beautiful tribute place.
This little house, about a block away from the tribute park, is the childhood home of Kurt Cobain. The rest of the family no longer lives there. Not sure what the meaning of the shoes on the wire are about.
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