Friday, December 16, 2011


On Wednesday, my pastry-loving pal and I turned into soup slurpers when we had lunch at Calamity Jane's in the Georgetown neighborhood. We went to Georgetown to visit some art galleries housed in the Seattle Design Center. One of the galleries is devoted to the Northwest Watercolor Society and many impressive works were on display in that and the other galleries. An artist in one of the galleries recommended Calamity Jane's where we were served by a friendly waitress and had some delicious soup.

Sandwiched between I-5, the Duwamish River, Boeing Field and the West Seattle Bridge, Georgetown is a real mix of industrial, commercial and residential. Many of the streets are tree-lined

and we observed railroad tracks,

industrial buildings, design businesses, SANCA School of Circus Arts, the new Direction Missionary Baptist Church,

play fields, restaurants,

a small soup and sandwich shop,

a brewery, a post office, a chicken coup,

great yard art and some well-loved homes and gardens.

A homeowner chatted with us when we stopped to admire one of his trees. He let us walk in his back yard, told us some of the history of the area, about designing his parking strip and about installing the "Door of Perception" artwork. He recommended the annual Georgetown garden tour (which we hope to take in June) and the Georgetown Steam Plant Museum (which we plan to visit on another walk). As during our last visit to Georgetown, we met residents who love living here and are happy to share information about what Georgetown has to offer.

This was a great walk in a truly eclectic neighborhood and I'll be happy to return to Georgetown to walk along more of its streets.

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