Here's the result of combining two of my favorite loves: The abundant supply of alleys in Seattle, and sketching in pencil or pen, but especially pencil! And especially the Cretacolor Nero line of pencils, ohhhhh, such rich blackness!!
This particular alley is between 53rd and 55th Sts NE, between 7th and 9th Ave NE. North of 55th, it actually loses its alley status, becoming 8th Ave NE instead.