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The Seattle Sketcher

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

Topic: Issaquah

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September 20, 2013 at 7:38 PM

At school, this bulldog is everybody’s Buddy

Sketched Sept. 12, 2013 As Patrick Ford teaches middle-schoolers how to build a wooden bridge, at least one in the class is not paying attention. I’m talking about Buddy 2.0, who is snoozing with her tongue out inside the cart Ford uses to wheel her around. A real English bulldog has roamed the hallways of Beaver…

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August 9, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Trolley car revives historic Issaquah railway

Trolley volunteer Barbara Justice operates the vintage streetcar during a test of the new traffic signals installed at Front Street. —ooo— I never thought I would ride a Portuguese trolley anywhere but in Lisbon, where I lived for a few months in the late ’90s. —ooo— Sketched July 30, 2013 Some cities love trolleys more than others. While Seattle…

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May 18, 2013 at 2:24 AM

Sketching on the fly while in the sky

Sketched May 8, 2013 “Are you thinking of flying today?” When Marc Chirico asked the question, I mumbled: “Er… I wasn’t planning to.” Chirico, who runs a paragliding school at the foot of Tiger Mountain in Issaquah, has a long resume in the sport. He has participated in international competitions and once flew 65 miles between Chelan…

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November 30, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Don’t miss this Swiss landmark

Sketched Nov. 21, 2012 You may look at this sketch and think I went to Switzerland, but I only had to go as far as Issaquah to enjoy a delightful Alpine scene. The authentic Swiss-style Edelweiss Chalet, home to Boehms Candies since 1956, was built by Julius Boehm, an Austrian immigrant who relocated his chocolate…

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