[By Tina Koyama in Seattle] Sometimes I forget that the downtown Seattle skyline is visible from my neighborhood Maple Leaf Park (about seven miles to the north). It’s too far away to identify individual buildings easily, but I started with the Space Needle at the far right and kept going, trying my best to get the relative heights accurately, if not the shapes of the buildings. At that distance, I couldn’t even see any cranes, though I know they are there.
I miss downtown. I’m ready to sketch there, but I haven’t figured out how to get there (the part I’m not ready for is using public transportation). I have to gear up for the shock – I know that so much has changed in 15 months. Will I recognize anything?