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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

King Street Station, Inside and Out

November 11, 2017--I drove through the typical Pacific Northwest autumn weather sampler on my way to Seattle to participate in the Urban Sketchers Global 24 Hr. Sketchrawl, arriving in a light rain. It was to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of USK worldwide. Although my time was limited, I was excited to document this experience at King Street Station, inside and out.
I sketched the beautiful restored globe chandelier, stalked a passenger while comparing packing styles, then, once the rain let up I went outside to sketch the clock tower.
A pigeon and a few seagulls decided to move around once the rain let up as USK founder Gabi Campanario  sketched the south face of the clock tower. Autumn trees still carried most of their colorful leaves in the grey city landscape.
King Street Station has been called Seattlle's Grand Central since the complete historical renovation when it reopened in 2013. The photo below gives a glimpse of the glamorous 1906 historical restoration of the interior today.
Inside the station you can see Gabi (in his grey cap) at  far left as sketchers crowd around a huge collection of fresh sketches laid out on the marble tile floor.
I lost count, but I'm pretty sure we had well over 40 sketchers turn out for the 24 Hour Global Sketch Crawl on Nov. 11, 2017. Many made a special effort to participate, some flying in from Vancouver, B.C. and other far flung locations.

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