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Friday, May 8, 2015

Klondike Park

Friday sketchers from Seattle Urban Sketchers sketched in and around the Klondike Gold Rush National Park in Pioneer Square, Seattle.

It was such a summery day, that about half the sketchers elected to sketch outside rather than in the Museum/Park.

I was early, so sketched the Park building from across the street.  I later added the National Park's stamp.  At various spots inside the Museum there were "embossing stations".  Each one was different.

Since I had never been to this tiny National Park, I thought I would look around.  I liked the full sized prospector's cabin.

There was still a little time left.  This odd, full sized horse sculpture was placed from the second story of the building.  The place is a piano bar now.  But I thought this might be a sign for a past business.  The volunteer in the Park knew about it.  It had been a saddlery. The original cast (bronze?) statue is gone and this is a fiberglass replacement.

We set out sketches on a bench in the Park/Museum.

Steve, Anne, Gordon, Evelyn, Vivian; kneeling Kate & Tina

After lunch, I went to another place I've never been:  Waterfall Garden park.  It was only a block away.  The sound of the waterfall drowns out the sounds of the city, creating a pleasant, natural oasis.

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