Category Sights

Golden Gardens Park

“I’ve been watching the Seattle weather for a couple of weeks. Does it ever not rain there?” This is a text I recently received from a good friend of mine who lives on the East Coast. What a ridiculous question, of course it stops raining here. We call it summer and it lasts for 2 […]

Kerry Park

This is the view. This is THE view when it comes to Seattle photo opportunities. All those pictures of Seattle that you’ve seen that make you think the Space Needle is nestled right up against Downtown? All those pictures with Mt Rainier looking down at Seattle like the good little angel sitting on the shoulder […]

The Central Library (part 3 of 3)

Continued from Part 2 Step off the elevator and you’re on the Library’s 5th floor, also known as the Casino or Mixing Chamber, where technology and people mix. Over a hundred public computer stations, always in heavy use, line the floor. Library staff work at an Information Desk that sits below George Legrady’s “Making Visible […]

The Gum Wall

Well, it exists. I was able to make it 7.5 years living in this town, believing that as long as I didn’t visit it, it didn’t exist. But then I saw it. And it does exist. And it is gross. I was walking around downtown a few days ago with some friends when we found […]

Green Lake Park

Green Lake Park is a fabulous park located in the middle of North Seattle. The main highlight (at least for me and everyone else I’ve taken there) is the 2.8 mile paved trail that lines the lake. You will find swarms of Seattleites and visitors walking around the lake – dog leash and coffee in […]

The Central Library (part 2 of 3)

Continued from The Central Library (part 1 of 3) Level Two is a staff-only floor. It houses the Automated Materials Handling System, which requires the assistance of 3 staff members at all times it’s running. This is to ensure that the bins where materials are deposited are being filled correctly and swapped out for empties […]

The Central Library (part 1 of 3)

Seattle’s citizens love their libraries. Well, maybe that’s not an absolute, but the overwhelming majority of its voters do.  In 1998, the “Libraries for All” initiative that included a $196.4 million bond measure was approved by over 70% of voters and resulted in “four new libraries in communities without library service, the replacement, expansion or […]