Saturday, March 27, 2010

The View From View Ridge


The View From View Ridge
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The View Ridge neighborhood enjoys spectacular eastern vistas of Lake Washington, the Eastside, the Cascade range and Mount Rainier. The housing began development in the late 1930s and continued through the 1960s. Members of the famed Seattle grunge band Soundgarden took their name from the Soundgarden wind pipe art installation on the grounds of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration adjacent to Magnuson Park at Sand Point, which is where this street leads at the water's edge. The crosswalk you see below is where the Burke Gilman Trail crosses 65th. The city of Kirkland lies across the water, and the Cascade Range is beyond. Here's an interesting bit of neighborhood history for you.

9 comments:

rich (them apples) said...

The Soundgarden is quite the most eerie and interesting place. I've never been anywhere quite like it.

Imagine having that view from your bedroom window. Wonderful.

I'm not one for fanboy statements like this, but I've been lurking around here for a while. I've got a real soft spot for your city and your photos of it are excellent.

Luis Gomez said...

What a beautiful shot. Just lovely.

Damanick said...

Very nice! I second what Rich said.

Neus said...

WoW! Congrats! I love your photos. It looks like being there!!

Virginia said...

Well that's pretty darn gorgeous Kim!! Love your city.
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lewi14 said...

Amazing view, Kim. Great.

Joni James said...

Love this picture Kim! Did you get many shots when you were in the Alki area?

Lucka said...

Wow! What a amazing view! Great shot.

Tash said...

Fantastic. A view to move-to-Seattle for! :) among many others. One of my favorites of yours.