West Seattle scene: Random act of seating

August 1, 2011 at 2:38 pm | In Genesee Hill, West Seattle news, West Seattle weather | 15 Comments

That photo from Genesee Hill would be lovely without words – another beautiful West Seattle view on a perfect summer day. But Lolo, who shared the picture, explains the reason it’s worth a smile:

A while back our bench disappeared. This morning a bench appeared at the overlook, magically. Not sure this is hugely newsworthy, but I think it’s an example of anonymous giving that should be recognized.


  1. here’s hoping it stays put :)

    Comment by JanS — 2:56 pm August 1, 2011 #

  2. It’s an example of West Seattle at its finest, and why we choose to live here. Well done, whoever is the responsible party.

    Comment by Petert — 3:08 pm August 1, 2011 #

  3. I just can’t stop smiling!

    Comment by Norma — 3:44 pm August 1, 2011 #

  4. Like. Thank you randomly acting kind person…

    Comment by ttt — 5:02 pm August 1, 2011 #

  5. LOVE!!

    Comment by SudsyMaggie — 5:29 pm August 1, 2011 #

  6. Oh, I love it! I live on this dead end street!

    Comment by Gloria Cropper with Dog Trots — 5:33 pm August 1, 2011 #

  7. I love people! Thank you for reminding me!

    Comment by JO — 5:49 pm August 1, 2011 #

  8. hurray!

    Comment by lg — 5:58 pm August 1, 2011 #

  9. What a surprise! While taking in the view moments ago, i heard the sound of scots broom seed pods popping in the hot sun – a sound that i would likely never have heard if not for the bench. Thanks for making Genesee Hill that much better:)

    Comment by b-squared — 5:59 pm August 1, 2011 #

  10. Thank you so much mystery generous neighbor. The original bench brought such a warm sense of community to our dead end, I’ve really missed it. Come on back West Seattle and enjoy the view, the dead end welcomes you!

    Comment by SomeGuy — 7:05 pm August 1, 2011 #

  11. This is of the most beautiful public view points in West Seattle, so what an incredible delight to have the bench back again where everyone can enjoy it. Thank you kind bench fairy and also thanks to the neighbors who keep the area mowed and tidy!

    Comment by Marie — 7:37 pm August 1, 2011 #

  12. What you don’t see in this photo is the grand expanse of water off to the right, with the ferries scooting to and from Vashon Island. I used to live on that street, so I am familiar with the breathtaking view. Congratulations on having a bench there again.

    Comment by luckie — 9:29 pm August 1, 2011 #

  13. That is very cool!

    Comment by Noelle — 11:16 pm August 1, 2011 #

  14. Where exactly is the bench placed? Want to check out that view!

    Comment by Alki Guy — 7:36 am August 2, 2011 #

  15. I was told there’s a dead-end stub at 49th/Genesee.

    Comment by WSB — 9:58 am August 2, 2011 #

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