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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

February 1, 2011 at 5:17 PM

View of the Highway 520 bridge from Edgewater Apartments

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Sketched Jan. 25, 11:26 a.m.
Anytime I drive through the old Highway 520 bridge the experience sticks with me for the rest of the day. The thought of travelling over giant hollow concrete pontoons floating on Lake Washington defies any logic for someone with little understanding of physics like me.
The bridge is not part of my commute so I’ve never sat idle waiting for the traffic to move. But I don’t think I would mind it too much. With such spectacular views, I would probably pull out my pocket sketchbook and do some quick drawings before someone behind me starts honking the horn.
Last week I walked around the area north of Madison Park searching for a good vantage point to sketch. I found it at the Edgewater Apartments complex, where more than a dozen two-story brick buildings are neatly laid out around ample lawns with views of the water.

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