Today's walk was hilly so I didn't mind the cooler, cloudy weather as I went downtown to run chores and walk in the Belltown neighborhood and some nearby streets.
My walk started walking down Union Street where a sign to "Buy One Get One for $100" caught my eye. It was the related to men's suits and sport coats so it made sense but it was still startling.
Continuing on, I passed the long established Byrnie Utz Hats, the Emerald City Shoe Repair (with its distinctive logo), Gelatiamo, Wild Ginger, Benaroya Hall (whose plain outside belies the great spaces within), the Triple Door, the new Target City store (which includes a grocery section)
and saw some window washers rappelling down the side of a building, all the while having a great view of the Great Wheel; the wheel was running but there was no line on this overcast day.
I walked down a few staircases to the waterfront
waterfront trolley stations, wishing that they were still being used.
Wave Rave Cave sculpture under the viaduct (what I read at this link makes me want to return at night to see the lights)
On the way to Belltown, I passed vacant lots where buildings will be going up, the Art Institute of Seattle, the World Trade Center Seattle, the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and the Old Spaghetti Factory.
Macrina's Bakery, the Sarajevo Lounge, the Belltown Pub,
Vita Bella Cafe.
UW Medicine Belltown Clinic, an ivy covered building housing JQB Ltd Yacht Design and two new artistic manhole covers; one at 2nd and Cedar
From Denny and from Broad, I spotted Seattle Center attractions including the Space Needle, the Experience Music Project, the Monorail and the arches of the Pacific Science Center. (I'll include pictures when I return to walk in Seattle Center.)
This area is home to the lovely Belltown P-Patch and Cottages,
lots of old and new apartments and condos,
and a nice plaza at Tilikum Place where Cedar, Denny, 5th and 4th meet; it has a nice memorial to Chief Sealth.
The plaza is surrounded by the Monorail and some nice looking restaurants.
Walking around and under the Olympic Sculpture Park, noting my favorite sculpture, people weeding, the Neukom Vivarium and more sculpture near an office complex.
people on Segways, murals
solar trash compactor.