Friday sketchers from Seattle Urban Sketchers sketched in and around the Klondike Gold Rush National Park in Pioneer Square, Seattle.
It was such a summery day, that about half the sketchers elected to sketch outside rather than in the Museum/Park.
I was early, so sketched the Park building from across the street. I later added the National Park’s stamp. At various spots inside the Museum there were “embossing stations”. Each one was different.
Since I had never been to this tiny National Park, I thought I would look around. I liked the full sized prospector’s cabin.
There was still a little time left. This odd, full sized horse sculpture was placed from the second story of the building. The place is a piano bar now. But I thought this might be a sign for a past business. The volunteer in the Park knew about it. It had been a saddlery. The original cast (bronze?) statue is gone and this is a fiberglass replacement.
We set out sketches on a bench in the Park/Museum.
After lunch, I went to another place I’ve never been: Waterfall Garden park. It was only a block away. The sound of the waterfall drowns out the sounds of the city, creating a pleasant, natural oasis.