Under the Viaduct

Today was Seattle Urban Sketchers monthly sketch outing to document the Alaskan Way viaduct which is to be torn down.  It was called “Under the Viaduct”.  I got there early on the light rail so had some time before the start to scope out likely sketching spots.  I did two sketches during the outing.

I like Ivar’s.  They don’t take themselves too seriously.  I sketched the sign with the viaduct in the background.

Then I walked up over the pedestrian bridge to the walk-on terminal for the Bainbridge Island ferry.  There I found the Coleman Clock, which I again sketched with the viaduct in the background.

We shared our sketches, as is usual.

Then I had lunch at Ivar’s.  I had a nice conversation with some visitors from NYC and with a local couple showing their daughter around town.

Ivar’s encourages feeding the gulls! She’s tossing them french fries.

I stopped for another sketch at a location I liked when I first arrived.

Back the way I came on the light rail.  However, I got off at the Beacon Hill station to go up to the ground level to see the landmarks.  I can ride to work with my husband, then walk or hope a bus to this station and go the rest of the way into Seattle.  It was eerily deserted!

All the photos are here.

About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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2 Responses to Under the Viaduct

  1. brad young's art says:

    Love this Ivar’s. I drew a seagull there! One of our favorite places down there on the pier. Nice!

  2. Pingback: Via-chunk | Red Harp Arts

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