We were fortunate to have beautiful weather today for our sketching foray into Freeway Park. As a relative newcomer to Seattle (17 years), never having been to the park didn't seem too odd but even some of the native born Seattle-ites in our group had never been to this park before. It borders the Convention Center and does, literally, span the I-5 freeway through downtown Seattle.
It offers an interesting mix of concrete structures, beautiful natural plantings and buildings towering over all.
first goal was to find the waterfall. I couldn't find any place with
flowing water but I did find something that looked like it could be a
waterfall but it was dry. I sketched it anyway. The noise from the
freeway was really rather loud and constant.
continued to explore the paths running in all directions out from the
Convention Center. I found this corner planted with some bright
The courtyard just outside the Convention Center held this unusual sculpture depicting George Washington.
For our sketch sharing, we were joined by David
Chamness' group of architect colleagues having a Friday noon sketch
outing of their own. Their sketchbooks came from their firm so they
were labelled with the name.
Lots of photos here: https://redharp.smugmug.com/SketchOutings/2017-0428-Freeway-Park/