Thursday, April 5, 2012

Admiral and Genesee Neighborhoods of West Seattle

Today's West Seattle walk was enhanced by hearing some of the history of the area from a long-time resident. My pastry loving pal, her West Seattle friend and I took a 4 mile walk from the Alaska Junction to the Admiral Junction.

We started out viewing some yard art created by a local artist using old bus shelter glass. Then we saw some of the West Seattle Murals,

imaginative signage

and public art

before stopping at Cafe Nouveau for some delicious pastries (we also admired their Easter chocolates).

At this point, we walked west from California to stroll along the quiet residential streets. We spoke with a friendly resident out gardening and noted

beautiful views, tidy streets, spring gardens, a good selection of bamboo gates and fences and the interesting shape of the Alki Mail and Dispatch building.

This area is home to Madison Middle School, the Life Care Center of West Seattle and Ercolini Park where we saw lots of tots and their parents enjoying the sunshine.

Another wonderful walk in another wonderful Seattle neighborhood.

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