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The Seattle Sketcher

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

Category: Parks

PARKS

June 21, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Mount Baker viewpoint lets you find your place in the universe

The Mount Baker Ridge Viewpoint is built over a sloping terrain that used to be off-limits and covered with blackberries and trees, said David Berger, a longtime neighbor who rallied the community to preserve the view for future generations. —ooo— Sketched June 12, 2013 I’ve yet to visit a Seattle location that says so much about our longing for…

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April 26, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Many miss natural beauty along park’s handy steps

Sketched April 17, 2013 A massive metal staircase cuts through Eagle Landing Park in Burien, connecting a woodsy bluff with a secluded beach facing Vashon Island and the Olympics. For Jim Branson, whose family owned this land for nearly 100 years, those 257 zigzagging steps are a mixed blessing. Perched on hollow concrete pilings, the staircase…

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January 11, 2013 at 9:08 PM

MOHAI looks truly shipshape

Sketched Jan. 3, 2013 When the Museum of History & Industry moved to the old Naval Reserve armory last month, the art-deco building from the Depression era became its newest, and largest, exhibition piece. I’ve seen the monumental building many times, but I had never noticed how much it looks like an actual ship ready…

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August 12, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Happy colors back at play

Sketched Aug. 10, 2:29 p.m. The labyrinth of steel pipes and boiler towers in the Gas Works Park play barn is getting a colorful facelift. Originally a compressor room when the plant operated from 1906 to 1956, the space became a brightly-painted play area when the park opened in 1975. “It was a real transformation of…

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