Yesterday was Valentine's Day so my Valentine (husband) and I went to lunch on Capitol Hill and then took a 5.4 mile walk filling in streets that I had not previously walked. This zigging and zagging walk took us from 10th to 21st Avenue E between E Aloha and E John Streets.
This is a mixed area including many beautiful older homes on tree-lined streets in the northern part to condos and apartment houses (new and old) in the southern and western parts.
15th and 19th Avenues have an assortment of shops and restaurants and we passed a QFC and a Safeway. We saw lots of people, especially along these shopping streets.
This area is home to Holy Names Academy,
Miller Park and Community Center, Meany Middle School (which looks as if it is transforming to SBOC/World School), Nova High School,
a Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall,
a construction site which will someday be a light rail station,
a large multi-dwelling complex (which was a street of smaller homes the last time I walked near here),
the tiny Williams Place Park,
a violin maker, Primeau Place (senior housing)
and two P-Patches (the western one was pictured in a prior post).
As we were finishing our walk, we spotted a "Free Poems" bin attached to a fence at the corner of 20th and Aloha. I took a poem and read it to my Valentine. The poem, Love Poem for Listening, was copyrighted so I won't quote it here but the page contained a link to the poet's blog (www.ghcapitolhill.blogspot.com). The poem was the February 1st post.
Happy Valentine's Day to all.