No, I’m not in Seattle, but I’ll do the next best thing …
I love spending time looking through photos and today is a good day for remembering adventurous days in Seattle, my second home because Jean lives there. One of the things I enjoy anywhere I travel is strolling leisurely around neighbourhoods to admire homes and gardens, be it quaint little houses or million dollar mansions. It’s like a gigantic outdoor museum and it’s free and I get great exercise and fresh air.
You don’t have to own something to enjoy it. In fact, I don’t like gardening so I prefer the pleasure of seeing other people’s gardens–all the enjoyment without the work. Sometimes I get to chat with the residents; it’s easy to strike up a conversation when I tell them I’m visiting from Canada.
In random order I’ll take you down Memory Lane.
Up the stairs and beyond the gate is a mansion tucked away in Queen Anne neighbourhood.
The Schafer Baillie Mansion on Capitol Hill is now a luxurious Bed and Breakfast. Click the link to look inside.
An interesting apartment building on Capitol Hill. I’m sure the people who live in the penthouse have a fabulous view of the city.
One of my favourite areas in Seattle–Alki Beach–with a spectacular view of the city skyline.
The people living in this apartment building enjoy a fantastic view of Seattle. As do the following homes.
This house is across the street from the beach and I like how they’ve used driftwood for a rustic look in their front garden. Just my style, low maintenance: a few bushes, river stones, driftwood and an Adirondack chair to relax and enjoy the waterfront view. In Canada, we call this a Muskoka chair.
I’ve left my favourite house till last, also across the street from the beach with the gorgeous view. Reminds me of Germany, apparently German people live in it. I’d love these folks for my neighbours.
Do you enjoy walking around neighbourhoods?