Seattle Walks Part One
Seattle has some of the most beautiful urban scenery I’ve ever encountered. While it has nowhere near the beautiful and historical architecture of older cities or the grand modernism of bigger ones, it completely makes up for that with its terrain. Being such a hilly and rainy city, the landscape is packed with nooks and crannies and precipices, often with gardens and houses tucked almost invisibly in between. In some places the only way to get to a house from the street is by a series of staircases and boardwalk like structures that span the hills.
Since Sasha and I got our new digital cameras last Christmas, we’ve made a habit of occasionally walking through parts of the city near our apartment taking hundreds of pictures landscape, plants, houses, and other things that make this city so gorgeous.
This gallery is the first in a series comprised of my favorite pictures from such walks. This set is the first half from a walk we took in early January 2006. We started from our apartment in Eastlake which is right on (and I mean right on) I-5 which separates Eastlake from Capitol Hill. We walked under the highway and up a very long public stairway that cuts most of the way up the side of the hill after which we took a loop though the neighborhood south of Volunteer Park and came back.