Friday, December 30, 2011


Today, my husband and I finished off the Northeast section of Seattle by walking along the southwesternmost streets of the NE. We took a 4 mile walk in Wallingford. The Burke Gilman Trail and the Cheshiahud Loop run through this area near the edge of Lake Union. Streets slope down to a working waterfront. Some streets offer good views of the Seattle skyline.

It has lots of staircases, a Dunn Lumber store and a few warehouses.

It is home to North Passage Park,

some enthusiastic gardeners, the Gasworks Gallery and art studios,

the Wallingford Bible Fellowship,

the Poem Bench (on Eastern Avenue just north of 40th) where you can sit and read the poetry or quotes provided in rain-proof bins,

some interesting artwork,

a few more tree swings

and the University Receiving Substation which is across Northlake Way from

Ivar's Salmon House (which has a nice deck overlooking the water).

This area just west of I-5 is a real mix of industrial and residential with newer condos near the lake and older homes to the north. It has a friendly, unpretentious feel.

No comments:

Post a Comment