West Seattle scene: Batman relocates Bat Cave to West Seattle

Or so you might think, upon spotting this. WSB Forums member Bettytheyeti called attention to it there as a “Rave.” Betty explains, “Two weeks ago, the neighbor’s wife hand-painted a big yellow oval on the garage door. I went out of town, e-mailed home to find out what was going on there. My spouse’s response was that the superhero had moved to Seaview. That’s all I was told. When I returned and took out trash to the alley, behold the BATCAVE!” She adds, “I spoke with the neighbor yesterday to tell him I thought it was great and that evildoers should beware.”

TUESDAY MORNING UPDATE: We asked Betty to put us in touch with the Bat Cave’s owner(s). “Batwoman” Jamie answered a few questions for us via e-mail:

There’s not much to the backstory – Like Batman, my heroic husband spends a lot of time in his “cave.” The “cave” door was simply too large, white and boring not to cover with something! I’ve been known to paint flowers and cartoon animals around the house, but that theme clearly wouldn’t work for a Man Cave – it would have to be something more masculine. The train of thought quickly went from “Man Cave” to “Bat Cave,” and voila! As far as technique, it’s freestyle all the way baby! The Bat symbol is definitely here to stay. We may have to further embrace its popularity by dressing up as Batman and Catwoman for Halloween.

We are open to further suggestions for the plain, white, boring backboard…

24 Replies to "West Seattle scene: Batman relocates Bat Cave to West Seattle"

  • mj August 8, 2011 (1:54 pm)

    This is awesome.

  • JJ August 8, 2011 (1:56 pm)

    I have to take my 3 year-old son to see this. He’s a huge Batman fan. It will blow his mind!

  • Jammy-206 August 8, 2011 (1:58 pm)

    Can we paint any simbols we want on our homes? I thought that was frowned upon. Gotta love West Seattle.

  • The Velvet Bulldog August 8, 2011 (2:00 pm)

    Batman’s not so obvious about where his hideout is though–I suspect a nefarious plot by the Riddler!

  • draw_r August 8, 2011 (2:07 pm)


  • NinjaRider August 8, 2011 (2:18 pm)

    I wanna see the Batmobile! Or, actually, for me, a BatCycle…

  • msc August 8, 2011 (3:01 pm)

    Jammy, I bet this garage door is in an alley. I bet the neighbors get a kick out of it! I love it!!!

  • A August 8, 2011 (3:09 pm)

    I <3 West Seattle. THIS is exactly why we chose to buy a home here. Love the sense of whimsy in this community!

  • Forest August 8, 2011 (3:20 pm)

    No comment on the garage door, but that utterly white backboard mounted above the door could really do with a small Batman logo to serve as its hoop target.

  • Aim August 8, 2011 (3:52 pm)

    Perhaps a picture of the Boy Wonder on the backboard? Nothing like bouncing a basketball off Robin’s nugget.

  • ShearGenius August 8, 2011 (5:09 pm)

    I think the artist is very clever and talented and she’s hot to boot! Way to spice things up around here Dizz!

  • Batwoman August 8, 2011 (5:11 pm)

    @Jammy – Yes we can paint our homes however we like here in WS. You must have had us confused with Klahanie.

    @Forest – backboard decor is soon to come. Watch for it!

  • dirk August 8, 2011 (7:11 pm)

    thats so cool! any batlight in the future?

  • Aman August 8, 2011 (8:07 pm)

    It is nice to see that Batman is a recycler, plays hoops, and drives a truck made in the USA.

  • Justine August 8, 2011 (8:12 pm)

    Good to see the old bat is back, but at a different bat-channel!

  • Far Eastern WA August 8, 2011 (8:59 pm)

    Holy sunburn, Batman check out the family’s solar power too.

  • Paul August 8, 2011 (9:41 pm)

    Is the owner cool about his address posted all over the web?..oh thats right he is batman no worries

    • WSB August 8, 2011 (9:51 pm)

      Paul – re: address – I have no idea which street this is on. Seaview is a fairly sizable section of West Seattle and if somebody wanted to drive a couple square miles looking for incidences of that particular number, I guess they could find it, but that’s a fairly high barrier to discovery, so I didn’t blur out the street number. Bettytheyeti also says she had their permission to take and publish the photo (not that technically it’s needed, if it’s visible from public right-of-way, but nonetheless, that’s just good manners) … TR

  • Max August 8, 2011 (10:12 pm)

    Now thats Batass.

  • sun*e August 9, 2011 (9:14 am)

    Oh good, I feel safe now. ;-)

  • Batwoman August 9, 2011 (10:50 am)

    Thanks Bettytheyeti for your support. Glad you’re a fan since you’ve got the best view!

  • Bettytheyeti August 10, 2011 (1:02 pm)

    @Batwomen; it just cracks me up every time I see it.

    @Tracy; I just couldn’t keep it to myself!

    As for the blank above the hoop, how about a graphic of sound basketball makes thru the net, like swoosh . . . .

  • Batwoman August 11, 2011 (10:16 am)

    Great idea Betty! Watch for it in the weeks to come!

  • michelle August 13, 2011 (1:09 am)

    B-ball backboard idea: Joker or Fiddler’s face? Howard Schultz?

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