|Billie the PigBank|
Next I walked to the north end of the building where a parking sign caught my attention. Elevated above the street, my vantage point positioned me with an excellent view of the sign, people walking below, a lacy tree and buildings climbing up into the sky. The strong sunlight cast shadows within the sign and on the sidewalk. All the people had shadows attached, making me think of Peter Pan.
|Public Parking Sign|
Finally, for the last sketch of the outing, I looked to the south and found my subject easily, the Joe Desimone Bridge. Sage green and yellow ochre coloration contrasts agreeably with the sleek modern structures in the distance. Bathed in sunlight, the bridge spans a busy street. Public parking signs add a counterpoint of red to aid with directions. When I first moved to Seattle, finding parking seemed an onerous task. After sketching the picturesque signs, I’m convinced parking is a pleasure filled escapade. Just follow the signs, or better yet, as I have discovered, ride the bus.
|Joe Desimone Bridge|