Block by Block: Thomas St. between 1st and 2nd Ave, Uptown (Lower Queen Anne), Seattle, 11:30-11:40 AM
Block by Block is a photo essay series meant to capture moments and moods in Seattle one city block at a time. I choose blocks at random while I’ll walking my dog or on my way somewhere–I want to capture normal, everyday things I see around the city and not go out of my way for anything special or touristy.
This block is in the Uptown neighborhood of Seattle (also known as Lower Queen Anne). I chose this for my feature because I wanted to take a picture of the beautiful roses outside the monastery, but as I hung around on the block I noticed the street has a lot of other nice greenery too. One thing I love about Seattle is how much beautiful green you find around the city, whether in a park or, in this case, a monastery garden and a mostly empty parking lot. The parking lot will probably be developed into a new apartment building soon but hopefully some of the green will stay.
The sign on the tree says, “For the reason of safety and landscape maintenance, the Gold Summit Sagely Monastery will chop down/trim this tree sometime during July 29, 2016 and July 31, 2016. May all beings that dwell at this tree move out from this tree to avoid any harm and danger when the tree is being removed.”
There were some monks inside the monastery studying and I could see them through the window. I love the calm presence of the monastery on this block.