Tag Archives: seattle

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 […]

Jebena Cafe

Jebena Café is a small, unassuming Ethiopian restaurant located in a rundown looking strip mall on Pinehurst Way. I’d passed by the café for a few years as I live within walking distance, but it wasn’t until recently, after scouring Yelp and a few other sites that I realized I may be missing out on […]

Portland (part 2 of 2)

Continued from Portland (part 1 of 2) I wake up early the next morning. After lounging in bed for a while I decide to head out and grab us some coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters, a local espresso chain located just a few blocks away. I pass O’Bryant Square, a small public park located between […]

Portland (part 1 of 2)

Seattle is a truly amazing place to live. The city boasts great food, interesting public spaces and a multitude of activities to choose from. But most people can probably agree that it can sometimes be hard to break out of your normal routine and take advantage of what’s right at your fingertips. My wife E […]