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The Seattle Sketcher

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

Topic: Capitol Hill

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January 31, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Museum stands out in a park of attractions


Sketched Jan. 28, 2014

The Seattle Asian Art Museum location in Volunteer Park may be both a curse and a blessing.

Its splendid art deco building is a perfect match for its setting high on Capitol Hill. But the grounds are so beautiful that you may lose track of time climbing up the Water Tower or peeking through Isamu Noguchi’s “Black Sun” sculpture before you go into the museum.


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October 28, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Día de los Lake View

Sketched Oct. 25 Día de los Muertos, which is coming up Nov. 2, always triggers childhood memories of visiting the cemetery with my mom. As is customary in Spain, we would bring fresh flowers to my grandpa’s niche and pay respect with a moment of silence. Though I am thousands of miles away now, I decided…


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April 15, 2011 at 10:54 PM

Count him in! He’s a step above the rest

Sketched April 14, 11:20 a.m. Doug Beyerlein is crazy about outdoor stairways. He runs up and down them to train for grueling trail and long-distance races, and his 100th marathon is coming right up. His obsession doesn’t end with simply running the stairs. He counts them, too. In 2009, the 60-year-old civil engineer started what he believes…


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April 15, 2011 at 1:56 PM

Stairway hike up to Capitol Hill

Sketched April 14, 2:31 p.m. With 293 steps, Blaine Stairway in Capitol Hill is one of the longest outdoor public stairways in the city. It goes from Lakeview Avenue East, just east of I-5, to 10th Avenue East. I learned about this unique location at, a website that documents every stairway in the city that…


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