Park District Q/A at Delridge District Council; Steps at Stevens community meeting #2; more, for your West Seattle Wednesday

May 21, 2014 at 8:55 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 6 Comments

(Can you pick out our peninsula in this pic? Sunset from the sky, by Bill Schrier, shared via Flickr)
Happy Wednesday! The sun’s supposed to be back later. Meantime, your calendar highlights for today/tonight:

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: Everybody loves a story, especially the littlest among us. Bring yours! 10:30 am at West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library. (2306 42nd SW)

TACOS FOR BASKETBALL: 5-9 pm, it’s an all-you-can-eat taco-bar benefit for West Seattle High School‘s basketball program at Pecado Bueno in The Junction – details here.

STEPS AT STEVENS, SECOND COMMUNITY DESIGN WORKSHOP: Tonight, see three potential design concepts for the proposal to create a new, safer pedestrian path into West Seattle High School from California SW. The community-proposed project now has its own website; if you missed the first community design workshop, here’s the presentation from that meeting, including potential inspiration for the steps and art elements. 5-7 pm at WSHS. (3000 California SW)

AFTER THAT … WSHS PTSA MEETS: Right after the Steps at Stevens workshop, it’s the final West Seattle High School PTSA meeting of this school year, 7 pm. (3000 California SW)

SEATTLE PARK DISTRICT? BRING YOUR QUESTIONS: Tonight, the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council focuses on something you’ll vote on in August – whether to create a Seattle Park District as a permanent way to raise more money for city parks, instead of another fixed-term levy. From DNDC chair Mat McBride:

Continuing our civic engagement series, we are hosting Councilmember Jean Godden, chair of the Parks Committee. She will discuss parks, and how the MPD factors at the City Council level. We also have presenters for the Yes and No campaigns relating to the MPD. Time is allotted for each speaker to answer questions from the community. This is an important conversation, and possibly the best chance for folks to hear from all sides of this big decision in one forum. All are invited and welcome.

Full agenda here. DNDC meets at 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

LOOK! UP THERE! Tonight – assuming the sky really does clear – you’ll see the last quarter moon, according to Alice Enevoldsen‘s most-recent edition of Skies Over West Seattle.

WHAT NEXT? You don’t have to wait until tomorrow to see what’s happening tomorrow.

6 Comments

  1. What an unusual perspective!

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    I’m stumped, don’t recognize any of it.

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 3:22 pm May 21, 2014 #

  2. It’s facing west, but from a distance – that’s our peninsula toward the upper left.

    Comment by WSB — 3:43 pm May 21, 2014 #

  3. Yeah, I caught the part of it facing west, and at first was thinking what appears to be two bridges, one would be I-90, the other 520. But, both appear to me to be single spans, instead of 90′s two.

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    So, must be the distance, plus the altitude, as well as lighting and maybe angle.

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    I’ve only been airborne five times in my life; once in a helicopter in about 1968-ish, (really don’t remember it—just that it happened) once in a small plane, three times on commercial flights, the last of which in 1993, so am not too familiar with, in the air, the City I’m very familiar with, on the ground.

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 6:00 pm May 21, 2014 #

  4. @Mike – The East Channel section of I-90 is just visible at the lower left, about a 1/3 distance inward from the left hand side. So what looks like a peninsula on the lower left is really the north part of Mercer Island.

    The city on the lower right is Bellevue.

    Comment by Maria — 7:03 am May 22, 2014 #

  5. Thanks, Maria.

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    I can pretty much see it now, and realize I was probably “seeing” it yesterday, but the perspective is so deceiving. Bellevue looks populated, but I can’t determine that there are tall buildings there, nor can I determine downtown Seattle’s skyscrapers.

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    Very surreal, and fascinating perspective, for a mostly “grounded” lifetime Seattleite like myself!

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 9:46 am May 22, 2014 #

  6. What a great shot, and shows just how much water we are surrounded by!

    Comment by West Sea Neighbor — 9:25 pm May 22, 2014 #

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