Friday, March 21, 2014

Holly Park and Brighton

Maybe it was the sunshine and perfect weather but the NewHolly housing looked almost idyllic today as I walked in the eastern portion of this very large development.

My first view was of neat housing on tidy streets lined with blooming cherry trees.

Then I came across a P-Patch,

a grassy common area,

Park Place Retirement and Assisted Living, Esperanza Apartments, Providence Peter Claver House (all part of the Elder Village),


theUnion Gospel Mission Youth Outreach Center,

green space and play areas along the Chief Sealth Trail,

some pricy homes (one was for sale and the asking prices was $429,000),

more housing around a playground

and another P-Patch along the trail under the power lines.

Heading over to the Brighton neighborhood, I walked along the busy Martin Luther King Jr Way and the Othello Light Rail Station where I noted some interesting

and the shops in King Plaza.

A little further north, at the Empire Way Shopping Center, I stopped in Viet-Wah Superfoods to admire the exotic offerings and checked out the offerings at the Q Bakery (a place for Vietnamese sandwiches) and Tony's Bakery and Deli (a little more deli than bakery).

Further east, on 42nd Avenue S, I came across the lovely Angel Morgan P-Patch and stopped to chat with a resident who was out tending his beautiful yard.

Along the way, I spotted Trinity Life Center,

the Faith Samoan Church,

Graham Street Church of Christ,

what looked like a church but had one sign for Genius Academy and another for Iglesia Mensajeros de la verdad del Nombre de Jesus,

Seattle Chinese Assembly of God,

Greater Glory Church of God in Christ,

Aki Kurose Middle School,


the Al-Noor Islamic Center, a Thai and Laotian restaurant,

SRBS - FM 92.5.3 the first Vietnamese HD radio 24x7 in America

and a large mural.

This 9.1 mile walk was enjoyable and I will be happy to return to check out the western portion of NewHolly.

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