Seattle (37.17 in.) Receives Less Precipitation Annually Than New York City (47.28 in)…

….Atlanta (50.79 in.), Boston (41.53 in.), Baltimore (40.87 in.), Portland, Maine (44.41 in.), Jacksonville, Florida (51.34 in.), and most cities on the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S.

Other things you might like about Seattle.

The “Mushroom Farm” at [storefront] Olson Kundig Architects.

Alley parties in Pioneer Square.

The skyline.

A sunny Saturday on Capitol Hill. (Today–Sunday–I’m reading The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs.  This quote really struck a cord for me, “In cities, liveliness and variety attract more liveliness; deadness and monotony repeal life.” Yesterday, Capitol Hill was full of people who simply seemed attracted to the liveliness of the area. Later in the day, my roommate commented that Ravenna (where I’m currently living), “feels sad.” “Why don’t we ever go to the restaurants in Ravenna?” she asked. Maybe because it just isn’t lively enough.  As Jan Gehl says, “the more nothing happens the more nothing happens.”)

Finding a bike in Seattle with a skirt guard.

Checking out a bike polo game in Cal Anderson park.

This dog–who got parked alongside a few bikes outside of Melrose Market.


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