Interested in architecture? Then you’ll be amazed when you see Gas Works Park, designed by Richard Haag.
As you can guess by the name, the park used to be the site of a gasification plant called Seattle Gas Light Company. It became a park in 1975.
It’s on the edge of Lake Union, which makes it the perfect location for sunbathing, picnics and of course, lomographers. Also for those of you who lives in Seattle, you’ll know it’s the perfect spot to see the fourth of July fireworks.
The Seattle Times called the park “the strangest park in Seattle, and may rank among the strangest in the world”. It might be one of the reasons why I love it so much, anything atypical amazes me.
Interesting fact: It’s also the starting point of Seattle’s World Naked Bike Ride.
Going there by car? Use your GPS and type this address:
2101 North Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103, United States
written by blondielocks on 2011-08-29 #places #location #escape-from-the-city #seeing-in-red-at-gas-works-park-seattle-wa-summer-redscale