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Visiting Jim Ellis Freeway Park --- BONUS picture for "Leaf Friday!"
Seattle, Washington
Sunday, July 18, 2010

I first heard about Freeway Park when I read an article about it in "Pacific Horticulture" magazine several years ago. There was an elevated pedestrian bridge connecting the Convention Center with First Hill, which arched over the Interstate 5 freeway and a huge city-owned parking lot.

This bridge was a real eyesore, so Jim Ellis and others decided to turn it into a pedestrian parkway. Since people needed to walk on it anyway, why not make it look nice?

It was made into quite a large park, 5.2 acres (21,000 square meters), and was opened to the public on July 4, 1976.

I saved one of my favorite pictures from Freeway Park for "Leaf Friday!"
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Comments on this photo:

Jul 30 2010 02:26 GMT jomoud PRO
Gorgeous entry for the week's theme.
Such a wonderful concept.
Have a wonderful weekend Fleur
Jul 30 2010 02:28 GMT fhelsing PRO
Thank you! I hope that you and Joyce enjoy your weekend as well.
Jul 30 2010 02:30 GMT ashdad PRO
Wonderful variety of leaves here.
Jul 30 2010 02:43 GMT Annamaria
All kinds of leaves! Great entry!
Jul 30 2010 10:45 GMT will
So pretty an entry Fleur..nice textures and leaves..:)
Jul 30 2010 14:54 GMT iyerhari
that's great, a valuable theme entry!
Jul 30 2010 17:15 GMT marijke06
so nice
Jul 30 2010 21:39 GMT Adamus
Lovely entry.
Jul 30 2010 22:55 GMT verarenm
Beautiful kinds of leaves here! Nice entry!
Jul 31 2010 03:02 GMT potterjo
Nice entry, love the contrasts
Aug 03 2010 23:19 GMT MargNZ
This was a nice entry Fleur :)