Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Madrona and Harrison/Denny-Blaine (2 walks)

Yesterday, my husband and I walked in the Madrona neighborhood and today I returned to fill in streets in Madrona and Harrison/Denny-Blaine. The walks totaled about 9 miles. I walked streets Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Lake Washington from Thomas to Spring. (Streets between MLK Jr Way and 31st are in the valley and are pictured and discussed in an earlier post.)

34th Avenue E has a commercial stretch near Union and appears to be the dividing street between nice homes and grand homes (some with great lake views).

We spotted an ale house, cafes, quite a few restaurants (the Hi Spot Cafe was doing a brisk business on its patio), a Molly Moon's pop-up shop

and the Bottle House Tasting Bar and Urban Winery.

East of 34th, the land slopes down to the lake and streets have lots of tall trees. North of Denny, there are ravines, a greenbelt, some intricate staircases, trestles, winding streets and dead end streets.

These neighborhoods are home to Al Larkins Park,

Epiphany School,

Epiphany Episcopal Parish,

Denny Blaine Lake Park (with its lovely shelter),

Howell Park (a small beach which appears to attract skinnydippers),

Viretta Park (and a Kurt Cobain bench).

the Madrona Sally Goldmark Branch of the Seattle Public Library,

Madrona School,

and the Madrona Rectifier Substation Number 4 next to a lovely bus shelter.

Along the way, I passed a garage that made me feel I was in a French village,

beautiful gardens

and great bird houses at Arts Aloft.

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