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Visiting Jim Ellis Freeway Park --- #13 of 15
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.

Rock art in one of the plazas ...... and this is also my entry for "Reflection Thursday!"
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Comments on this photo:

Jul 29 2010 08:33 GMT marijke06
lovely architecture....lovely reflections!
Jul 29 2010 12:32 GMT qpidoremix
love all those reflections
Jul 29 2010 13:32 GMT jomoud PRO
Fabulous reflection entry Fleur.
Thanks for the information.
I love the concept!!!
Jul 29 2010 14:14 GMT jceca PRO
how interesting place, great choice!!
Aug 04 2010 15:27 GMT Xaragma
Interesting series, and great entry...