Block by Block: 1st Ave Between Wall & Battery Streets

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BLOCK BY BLOCK: 1st Ave Between Wall and Battery Streets, Belltown, Seattle, Late Afternoon on a Wednesday

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. 

There are raindrops on my camera lens. Leaves are falling and it feels just like September should feel. I’m walking to get a cup of coffee. I see several umbrellas, so you know it’s raining pretty hard by Seattle standards. I’ve got my raincoat on and my hood up. If I had an umbrella I’d be fumbling around with my camera and probably decide it’s too much trouble to take photos, so there are raindrops on my camera lens. Continue reading

Block by Block: Thomas St. between 1st and 2nd Ave, Uptown

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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.  Continue reading

Block by Block: Broadway between Harvard/Madison and Union, Capitol Hill, Seattle

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Block by Block: Broadway between Harvard/Madison and Union, 5:45-6:45 PM

Block by Block is a new series meant to capture moments and moods in Seattle one city block at a time. I plan to choose blocks at random, probably while I’ll walking my dog or on my way somewhere–I want to capture normal, everyday random stuff and not go out of my way for anything special or touristy.

I’ll be hanging out on one block for about 10 minutes and sharing snapshots and short lists of things that catch my eye. This one is from the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle. Continue reading

Mercer Slough in the Fog

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A few weeks ago on a foggy morning, I stopped at Mercer Slough Nature Park in Bellevue, WA for a walk with Kai. When I pulled off the road on a whim I didn’t expect to step into another world, but the park was a lot bigger than I expected, and the fog made our walk through the park mysterious and beautiful.

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If you want to visit, this blog post has a lot of good scoop about Mercer Slough, and some non-foggy photos.

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