Lake Union, End to End: a Photographic Essay

by on June 11, 2011
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Seattle's iconic Kenmore Air, finishing another run

Tying up at Lake Union Park

Down at the Lake Union Park's moorage, various boats do tours.

Kenmore Air, now with dramatic flashing lights

Gosling flotilla

Work is ongoing for MOHAI's 2012 opening at the old armory

For someone in the Midwest, a marina's masts might be an exotic sight

The Aurora Bridge en pointe

On the "working" side of Lake Union

Their shirts read, "Bike. Build." There were a lot of them. Discretion seemed the better part of valor.

Downtown Seattle seems nestled into a Gas Works Park dell

Gas Works Park

Crewing on Lake Union

Maritime traffic jam

The University Bridge demonstrates its drawbridge capabilities.

A kayaker framed by the University Bridge

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Annually, at least, I try to circumnavigate Lake Union in Seattle, an expedition that’s been made even more pleasant and inviting since the opening of Lake Union Park. There’s something very Seattle about standing in Lake Union Park and watching the people in Gas Works Park–then hopping on your bike, or walking the Cheshiahud Loop, over to Gas Works Park to reverse the process. It feels like you should almost catch sight of yourself. No matter the weather, the lake provides scenes that make you glad you’ve come down to the water.

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