Gas Works Park

How about an after school outing? Susan and I linked up with Leane and her dudes for a little photowalk and exploration at Seattle’s Gas Works Park. The park surrounds what is left of the old coal gasification plant on the north shore of Lake Union. Between 1906 and 1956 the machinery created gas from coal. After it shut down the city bought the site in 1962 and opened it as a city park in 1975.

Here are just a few images from our visit:

Sundial on top of the mound, with the Space Needle in the background

Sundial on top of the mound, with the Space Needle in the background

Look Ma, no shadows :-(

Look Ma, no shadows 😦

Of course we would need the sun to come out if we were to have any success at telling the time or date on the human sundial. Oh well, it was still a pretty cool place to poke around.

I guess if one were thinking about moving to Seattle it would be good to know this is what summer looks like around here. Light rain and 57 degrees…

Come to think of it, that is frequently what winter looks like too. Oh, and spring as well. Don’t despair though, autumn is usually really nice!

The old gas plant

The old gas plant

Seattle Police Harbor Patrol Base

Seattle Police Harbor Patrol Base

A wonderful place to sit and watch boats on Lake Union

A wonderful place to sit and watch boats on Lake Union

Welcome to the month of June

Welcome to the month of June

The old machinery

The old machinery

The old machinery- with fresh paint

The old machinery- with fresh paint

Let's play a game - Look carefully...

Let’s play a game – Look carefully…

Peek-A-Boo

The Dudes

The Dudes

Well we had a great time goofing around at the park, then we ate some lunch and scampered out of town before the afternoon rush began.

Thanks for visiting my blog, until the next time…

Kat

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About Jeff Katzer

Welcome friends. I'm a cyclist, hiker, motorbike rider, kayaker, photographer, videographer, ukulele player, snowshoer, XC skier, and BEST of all - a grandpa. Somewhere in that list above you'll find the theme of the Adventure Journal.
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3 Responses to Gas Works Park

  1. alpinedon says:

    It’s funny that you should post this, as a friend of mine had long ago suggested that I use this park as a setting for a crucial scene in the novel I am working on, and now after viewing the pictures, I realize how right he is! Thanks for posting!

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