Tuesday, May 19, 2009

a walk through First Hill, Seattle.

Looking at the Columbia Tower from First Hill. Look, I know that skyscrapers are inherently phallic but I think this one is really goes overboard. That rounded head! That vein!

Unused red door in old stone building. 
Stone building, looking down the hill.
Two types of stone. From the second floor up the building is covered with asphalt shingles. I didn't take a photo of those. Ugly. 

Window in stone building. Notice the deep sash. 

Old brick roadway, exposed for some roadwork being done. I don't know if it is going to be covered up with asphalt again. Hope not.
First Hill is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Seattle. Narrow streets, stone buildings, and mature trees.

I-5 forms the boundary between First Hill and downtown Seattle. It doesn't physically cut off the neighborhoods; city streets and sidewalks go underneath the structure.

1 comment:

Rachael said...

aw, you are making me a little nostalgic...I used to live on first hill. I miss the cobblestone street that ran past our apartment building.