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The Seattle Sketcher

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

Topic: Highway 99

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August 8, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Drive-up mural isn’t just any old roadside attraction


Sketched July 31, 2014

Jeri Drager’s collection of classic American cars off Highway 99 in Shoreline is a bright spot amid a bland landscape. He sells most of his cars at trade shows — Bruce Willis bought one in Idaho — and over the Internet, so few people visit his showroom or even know it’s here. But a new mural he recently commissioned is attracting more onlookers, including this sketcher.


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April 29, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Shoreline shines up Aurora

Sketched April 26, 4:12 p.m. Aurora Avenue may be the least scenic drive in Seattle, but enter Shoreline and things start to look a little different. Beyond North 145th Street, I found a nice stretch of the highway that I’d missed two years ago, when I sketched a car lot amid tacky signs and utility poles in…


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February 11, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Lost in the Uptown Triangle

Sketched Feb. 9, 1:53 p.m. Traffic zooms by on Aurora Avenue, Denny Way and Broad Street, but inside the city blocks isolated by these major thoroughfares, all activity seems to stop. I walked around the sleepy hotel buildings and empty parking lots in the shadow of the Space Needle this week and wondered why. John Coney…


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