Top Ten Reasons To Live In Seattle’s Hippest Neighborhood, Capitol Hill

Yes, Capitol Hill IS Seattle's Center of the Universe, no matter what you hear about Fremont. Here is a short list about why this is so. 1. Capitol Hill is Seattle's most diverse neighborhoods, with young and old, straight and gay, and every hue and color of the rainbow. It's a family neighborhood. Don't believe that? Look at the last census.... the Capitol Hill/Central District has more kids than any other neighborhood in Seattle. 2. Best schools. Capitol Hill, including the Central … Continue reading...

Unusual Homes around the Sound

  Since humans began living in caves, they had the urge to decorate their dwellings. For most people, it's an understandable wish to beautify and embelish their homes, surroundings and environments.. For others, this decorating becomes an obsession. And for some people, it becomes a life quest, a way to articlulate a vision and to validate a life. It's an attempt to make a dream a reality and to share that dream with the world. (The photo above is Disneyland's "House of the Future" … Continue reading...

Unusual Homes in the Pacific Northwest

Unusual Homes and Amazing Architecture in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest Since humans began living in caves, they had the urge to decorate their dwellings. For most people, it's an understandable wish to beautify and embelish their homes, surroundings and environments. For others, this decorating becomes an obsession. And for some people, it becomes a life quest, a way to articlulate a vision and to validate a life. It's an attempt to make a dream a reality and to share that dream with … Continue reading...

Hat N boots

Sunday, May 30, 2004 - Page updated at 05:28 A.M. Designer tells the legend of Hat 'n' Boots From the lowly Fremont Troll to the lofty Space Needle and even the long-gone stucco eatery "The Blob," we asked you to pick your favorite among the cultural icons featured in an April 25 article and to tell us about icons you like that weren't included in the article. While the Needle came in first no shock there the Troll was a surprisingly close second, with the hard-luck ferry Kalakala solidly in … Continue reading...

Films

Seattle in Film Since it made it's Hollywood debut in 1933's Tugboat Annie, Seattle has been featured in 100's of films and TV shows. You'd be surprised that some of your favorite films were made right here in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle has been the background for many landmark films and the foreground of progressive musical movements. Probably he most famous film made in and about Seattle was "Sleepless in Seattle"   YouTube - Sleepless in Seattle Recut as a Horror Film Expiration … Continue reading...

Seattle World’s Fair

    The Seattle World's Fair began as a celebration to commemmorate the Yukon-Alaska Exposition 50 years earlier. Through boosterism, enthusiasm and the excitement of a core group of downtown businessmen, the idea blossomed into a World's Fair. Read about the very beginnings of the fair at the great website, HistoryLink. The beauty of the essay by   Cool video of the Seattle World's Fair from 1962 World's Fair Photos … Continue reading...

Seattle Restaurants

Seattle Restaurants and Menu's Beyond coffee carts and cafes, the Seattle food and restaurant scene is thriving thanks to top culinary talent, fresh local ingredients and great Pacific Northwest microbreweries and wineries. Foodies can enjoy new American culinary adventures at a remarkable number of restaurants around the Puget Sound area. Some of my favorite restaurants have disappeared. That split-pea soup restaurant on Pike. That little place by Moe's that just had french fries. The Dog … Continue reading...

Capitol Hill Architecture Walking Tour

  Capitol Hill Architecture/Art Online Tour I recently organized an Architectural/Art Walking tour of Capitol Hill to benefit the Center on Contemporary Art, in conjunction with their BLURRED Architecture/Art Exhibit. A unique walking tour of dozens of unique buildings, interesting spaces, architectural offices, design studios, private residences, artist's studios, and other places seldom open to the public. Award-winning urban lofts, penthouse apartments, artist's private galleries, … Continue reading...

Enchanted Gardens:

        For being such a rainy place, gardening is a very popular pastime in the Seattle area. We're in Zone 7 so we have a moderate climate and a surprisingly large number of plants are grown here, even palm trees! Here are some of my favorite gardens: Kubota Gardens Evil spirits can only travel in a straight line so Fujitaro Kubota staggered his bridge to impede the spirits' path. That's just one of many fascinating discoveries at Seattle's Kubota Gardens. The … Continue reading...