Stories of Urban Life in 2020

2020 was a bad year for everyone. Disease covered the world. Economic disturbances took many peoples’ work and businesses. Social wrongs were shown again and again. Streets were full of ideas to address these ills though. Roads were shut to cars for use as socially distanced walking and dinning spaces. Protestors took to the streetsContinue reading “Stories of Urban Life in 2020”

Parsons Gardens

Parson’s Garden on top of Queen Anne hill gives a quite spot to take it easy. The garden is on a loop that runs about the top of Queen Anne. The loop offers views of Seattle, Elliot Bay and the surrounding mountains. Activities near Parsons Gardens Parson’s Garden is on Highland Drive in Queen Anne.Continue reading “Parsons Gardens”

Lake Union Houseboat

Seattle is lined by water. To the west is the Puget Sound and to the east is Lake Washington. Many boat based industries have been created along these shores. The Lake Union houseboats are the most unusual. Activities The Lake Union Houseboats are on the eastern and western sides of Lake Union. An easy wayContinue reading “Lake Union Houseboat”

Seattle Chinese Garden

The Seattle Chinese Garden is a partnership between Seattle and its Chinese sister city Chongqing. The garden is special for using a southern Chinese garden design. It is also near to other gardening sights on the South Seattle College grounds. Activities The Seattle Chinese Garden is on the grounds of the South Seattle College. TheContinue reading “Seattle Chinese Garden”

Woodland Park Rose Garden

The Woodland Park Rose Garden is a beautiful retreat from Seattle. The 2.5-acre garden has 200 different sorts of roses and uses organic gardening processes. It is also near the Woodland Park Zoo and Green Lake. Activities The Woodland Park Rose Garden is one of many sights in the Woodland Park. This makes Woodland ParkContinue reading “Woodland Park Rose Garden”

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”

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”

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”