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Oct. 13: Seattle Center

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Columbia City - Rainier Ave

The light and color this morning were spectacular. Despite Rainier being a busy thoroughfare, the street is very pedestrian friendly. The tree canopy and connected deep overhangs contribute to this in a major way.
My conversation with Dave before sketching lead to this diagram. I decided to take more time to analyze what makes the street work. I love how the brick paving creates a buffer zone between peds and cars for all that urban jewelry (bikes, newspaper boxes, trash cans and tree wells).


  1. The diagram makes for a unique and interesting POV. Love the color in these too!

  2. Great shadows on the first one and a really interesting "jewel"-toned view on the second - both really nice, Dan!

  3. I live up the hill and love this neighborhood. In one place, you've caught so many features that make this district work. Thanks.