Seattle’s Georgetown Neighborhood

Georgetown sits in the middle of Seattle’s industrial area. Today the area is know for its arts, breweries and history. The neighborhood is also full of beautiful buildings from the early 20th century. Activities Many Seattle breweries started in Georgetown. The neighborhood is also known for its arts scene and historic sites. Some important locationsContinue reading “Seattle’s Georgetown Neighborhood”

Sketch Review: Between Gears by Natalie Nourigat

In Between Gears, we watch Natalie Nourigat as she completes her last year at the University of Oregon. It is a sweet story of changing from one life stage to another. And we get a look into life in Eugene, Oregon. The story is made up of a comic recording each day of the year.Continue reading “Sketch Review: Between Gears by Natalie Nourigat”

Ladd’s Addition Rose Garden

Ladd’s Addition is a neighborhood on Portland’s Eastside. The neighborhood is surrounded by roads with restaurants and cafes. The neighborhood is also the home of a rose garden test site and interesting architecture. Ladd’s Addition Activities Ladd’s Addition has many attractions. Its plan uses a diagonal design that makes for interesting walks. The neighborhood alsoContinue reading “Ladd’s Addition Rose Garden”

University of Oregon’s Chapman Hall

Chapman Hall sits on the Memorial Quad on the University of Oregon grounds. This places it near to restaurants and cafes on 13th avenue. It also sits in one of the oldest parts of the university’s grounds. Activities in the Area 13th Avenue is a short walk from Chapman Hall. It has many restaurants, cafesContinue reading “University of Oregon’s Chapman Hall”

Waterfall at the VanDusen Botanical Garden

The VanDusen Botanical Garden is in the Shaughnessy neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia. It is on part of an old golf course. It opened to the public in 1975. Activities at VanDusen Botanical Garden It makes for a good place to walk. It has miles of paths though the collections of plants and objects. TheContinue reading “Waterfall at the VanDusen Botanical Garden”

University of Oregon’s Villard Hall

Villard Hall was the second building opened on the University of Oregon grounds. It opened in 1886. In 1949, the University Theater addition was made to Villard Hall. The hall became the home for the Theater Department. Villard Hall was made in the Second Empire style that was common at the time. This architectural styleContinue reading “University of Oregon’s Villard Hall”

Tugboat Construction in Fremont

In this view we see a tugboat being made in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. The hull is half done with the front half in progress. Behind the boat is Salmon Bay where it would be launched. Today Seattle is noted for big tech companies like Amazon and Microsoft. Seattle started as a harbor though. This supportsContinue reading “Tugboat Construction in Fremont”

Beatty Biodiversity Museum Whale Skeleton

The Beatty Biodiversity Museum is on the grounds of the University of British Columbia. The museum houses the university’s collection of biological samples. This ranges from pressed plants to fossils. Their most striking sample is the blue whale skeleton in the lobby though. The skeleton is 85 feet (26 meters) long. The whale died ofContinue reading “Beatty Biodiversity Museum Whale Skeleton”

West Seattle High School

A combined grammar and secondary school had been in West Seattle since 1902. West Seattle High School opened in 1917 to provide a fixed home for the secondary school though. West Seattle High School is in a Neo-renaissance building. It is decorated with geometric designs and has a terracotta roof. This sort of design isContinue reading “West Seattle High School”