Wednesday, October 31, 2012

First Hill and Downtown

A few medical appointments took me to First Hill yesterday so I walked 2.7 miles in the First Hill and Downtown neighborhoods, mostly on streets I had already walked but filling in four streets I had missed and noticing some new sights along the way.

I spotted this manhole cover at 5th and James just outside the Municipal Court Building

and across the street from City Hall.

I saw some great artwork on a fence surrounding a building site at 3rd and James. I especially likes these works by Jenny Fillius; an artist statement expresses her frustration with distracted motorists and mentions a lie she told.

My walk included a stop in the Frye Museum to view Franz von Stuck's Sin so that I could compare it to the version I had just seen in Munich. (It seems that the artist created at least ten versions of this painting and also designed the frames.)

Along my way, I spotted the Cafe Berlin (which serves promising looking sandwiches)

and a Seattle University Community Garden.

I'm glad I went back to cover those four missed streets.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Other Cities' Manhole Covers

I haven't posted Seattle walks for a few weeks because my husband and I were on a trip. We walked over 175 miles in and around Prague and Munich and observed some pretty nice manhole covers in Prague,

Kutna Hora

and Munich.

We'll get back to Seattle walking as soon as we recover from the journey home.