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The Seattle Sketcher

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

Topic: Lake Washington

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July 22, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Calm before the show

Sketched July 13, 12:04 p.m. Little kids maneuvered flat-bottom sailboats on the calm waters of Lake Washington where adults will be powering thundering hydros in just two weeks. The scene I stumbled upon at Sayres Pits was low key, but just as mesmerizing as the high-octane Seafair hydroplane race and air show that will attract thousands…

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February 1, 2011 at 5:17 PM

View of the Highway 520 bridge from Edgewater Apartments

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…

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January 28, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Nearly diving for treasure

Sketched Jan. 25, 12:29 p.m. I’ve seen people combing beaches with metal detectors, but never in the water — let alone in January. Fit with waders and using equipment worth more than $1,200, Stan Schumacher and his friend Martin Peterson were focused on their search when I spotted them in Lake Washington just off Madison Park this…

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