A few nights ago, I was driving around and stopped to take a break and park on Elliott Avenue, which is the ‘main drag’ between Belltown/Lower Queen Anne and Interbay, Magnolia, and Ballard. If you’ve ever driven here, there’s the unmistakable sight of the Louis Dreyfus Terminal 86 grain elevator and the Helix Bridge at Galer Street which connects pedestrians to the former-Amgen soon-to-be Expedia corporate offices. There’s a park hidden back there called Centennial Park (formerly Elliott Bay Park) and it offers amazing waterfront views of the Seattle Skyline in addition to what I think are some neat photo opportunities with the grain silos as a backdrop. Anywho, here’s some photos from that evening walk.Continue reading “Centennial Park”
I finally got around to walking around the University of Washington campus on Sunday. Having driven around or on campus so many times there was so much I wanted to see. I didn’t want to get myself too out of breath so I started from the main Memorial Way entrance and walked down to Red Square, around to the Quad, and back out.Continue reading “University of Washington”
I was feeling lazy last week and went for a drive to a park I heard about not far from my place in Everett. The park is Howarth Park, and it’s got a bit of deception to it which will reward you for your effort to explore it.
When you first turn on to the street it looks like there is a small playground park (which I did not photograph because there were too many people around. This is where you can find washrooms and picnic benches, but there is no way to the beach. For that you have to walk a bit or drive to one of the two other (small) parking lots.Continue reading “Howarth Park”
For the second time in the three years I’ve lived in Seattle, I finally got to park and wander Pike Place Market. Sure it’s not as exciting as when it’s open but it’s still a neat sight when everything’s in a state of preparation for the next day. Afterward I enjoyed a huge brownie from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.Continue reading “Pike Place Market”