Along the Cedar River

It was a beautiful, sunny, day, though a bit chilly at 49 degrees.  I determined to go out to a park near one of the Boeing factories and at the south end of Lake Washington.  My first sketch was the view north up the lake.  I’ve labelled it as “View of Seattle”.  However, it’s not.  It’s probably Bellevue.  Oh, well.

I was fascinated by this bridge over the Cedar River.  It’s not for cars…. it is for airplanes.  Specifically, airplanes from the Boeing factory.   They taxi on it over the river to the runway at the Renton Airport.  Normally, a small city like  Renton would have a small, general aviation, airport.  But the runway is much longer than needed because it’s used by Boeing to test it’s large airliners!

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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 Along the Cedar River

  1. Your second sketch so draws me in with that pink on the side there and the reeds. Love your account of the day ~ I miss a brisk wintery day!

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