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Saturday March 25: International District
Sketchers Seattle met this morning at McGraw Square, a tiny park in downtown
Seattle. A bronze sculpture of John Harte McGraw, former King County Sheriff
and Governor of Washington, presides over the park. He sounds like he had good
ideas and stood up for social justice and racial equality so his presence in
the park is agreeable.
|Bronze sculpture of John Harte McGraw|
stretches along the west side of McGraw Square transporting residents and
tourists back and forth to the Seattle Center. Housing retail, medical and
business offices,the buildings rising up from each side of the square are a
history lesson of architectural styles.
|Flower baskets brighten McGraw Square|
the sculpture offer good seating for visitors relaxing or enjoying lunch. I noticed a few food carts on the outskirts
of the square and the food truck parked in the middle of the square had a
steady line of customers. Painted in
pretty colors, the tables and chairs scattered throughout the park are
welcoming and inviting.
|Times Square Building|
Square Building to the west of the square is a registered historic landmark. I’ve admired
this building from afar many times. Finding myself on a sidewalk with view of
the building, I took advantage and sketched the panorama. One passerby thought
I was drawing castles.
sketching, the group met in the middle of the square for a throw down. The rose
among sketches is from a floral shop on the square. Given to an urban sketcher
in appreciation of her floral shop sketch, the sweet fragrance set a summer
|Urban Skethers Seattle ad hoc group|
We found someone to take a group photo and parted ways until
the next time.
You got a lot of sketches done! Good work. Wish I was there instead of where I am (as it's 106 degrees in the shade).ReplyDelete
Thanks Kate! It was a beautiful day in Seattle, perfect temperature for sketching.Delete