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.
Michael van Baker
Publisher & Editor in Chief [email] [twitter] MvB moved to Seattle in 1987 to attend Seattle University, and his affection for things with Seattle in the name is as yet undiminished. Earlier incarnations have seen him wearing marketing hats at Seattle Opera and the San Francisco Examiner. He wrote for Seattlest from 2005-09, becoming arts editor and editor-in-chief before leaving to found The SunBreak in September 2009. View all posts by Michael van Baker