Stairway Walk 15 is a winding ramble through downtown. A ramble with a purpose, but still, when you’ve walked these streets hundred of times, I didn’t have much desire to do this walk or follow it turn by turn. As the book points out, this is mainly notable for the architectural tour and not the stairs. What that meant practically, is that my face was in my book more than I’d like.
So I waited for a day where I had some errands downtown, picked a different starting point that better mapped to my chores and enjoyed an unseasonably warm March day.
As I am almost complete with this book, I have to say, even here, in downtown, which I have been through and too hundreds if not thousands of times, I managed to see and learn a few new things: simple history on buildings or a staircase (bad) that I don’t think I’d ever seen from the waterfront up to the Market.
I love my city. With lunch at Il Corvo, shopping for cake pans at Sur La Table, picking up olive oil and French mustard at Delaurinit’s, browsing the new book shelves at the Central Library, and picking up a steak for dinner at Rain Shadow, this was a perfect day out.
I’m getting my exercise this winter following the walks in “Seattle Stairway Walks”. You can get your copy here.