Shooting Around Gasworks Park

Gasworks Park is a very well known feature of Seattle, in the Wallingford neighborhood. The park was originally owned by Seattle Gas Light Company, as a coal gasification factory. From Wikipedia: “Gas Works park contains remnants of the sole remaining coal gasification plant in the United States. The plant operated from 1906 to 1956, and was bought by the City of Seattle for park purposes in 1962.” The park is interesting both as an escape from the urban center of North Seattle and as an industrial relic for exploration.

The park has been featured in movies and hosts festivals and music. The park sits on the water facing downtown Seattle and features a giant earthen mound (covering the foundations of old buildings), making it a perfect spot for looking out across the water. Every year thousands of people flock to the park for the annual 4th of July fireworks shows.

These photos were taken around 2014 with a GE x400 point and shoot camera.


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