Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
The Dragonfly Pavillion is a wonderful piece of public art - a metal sculpture perched over a larger concrete rimmed garden also shaped like a dragonfly. And it looks down over the valley of the creek - the section between the West Seattle Golf Course and the Nucor Steel Plant. But you'd never know, walking along the trail and across the Salmon Bone Bridge among the trees.
Both the dragonfly and the bridge are by Lorna Jordan.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
There's already some neat work going on to open up the side of the Market that faces the water - and a lot more stuff to come. Although I suppose it will still be many years.
After a long walk along the waterfront itself (next post), I walked up through the Pike Place Market and back on 1st Avenue. My second cup of coffee of the day was at Drip City, where I had parked my car. I was home by noon.
Much of northeast Seattle used to drain through Thornton Creek. Much of it still does, though Seattle's stormwater system probably takes a bulk of the flow. The creek, which has two main branches and a couple of much smaller tributaries, winds through neighborhoods, small parks, and backyards on its way from its headwaters west of I-5 down to Lake Washington at Matthews Beach.
These pictures include the underside of the 15th Avenue bridge - just east of Northgate - and the recently restored Kingfisher Natural Area just above Lake City Way. These are all on the south branch of Thornton Creek.
Howarth Park is on the shore just south of Everett. A overpass gets you across the railroad tracks and down to the beach, where a lot of work was done last year (and one of the reasons I wanted to check it out today).
Saturday, January 21, 2017
False Creek: October 2011
Vancouver: August 2010
And on Gravel Beach:
Creekside: October 2011