Archive for August, 2014

Gas Works Park

Posted: August 24, 2014 in Ramblings

Today we ventured out to a park that’s long been on my list of places to see – Gas Works Park in Seattle, on the shores of Lake Union.  It is the site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company’s plant for converting coal and oil to gas.  In 1956 operations closed, and in the sixties it was converted to a public park.  Apparently it’s a hotspot for steampunk cosplayers, but we didn’t see any today, just families, dogs and kids.  Here are some photos. 

Alex in front of the gas plant structure that remains.

Alex in front of the gas plant structure that remains.

A cool zoom (30x with my HX50V) of a rusty old boat in the dock nearby.

A cool photo (30x zoom with my HX50V) of a rusty old boat in the dock nearby.

The gas plant from atop Kite Hill.

The gas plant from atop Kite Hill.

The Space Needle at 30x zoom.  It was a bit hazy today.  Also, the Space Needle does not lean.  Your author leans,.

The Space Needle at 30x zoom. It was a bit hazy today. Also, the Space Needle does not lean. Your author leans.

Inside the barn of the Gas Works; this is called a "children's play barn" and all the machinery has been brightly painted, although children (and adults) are forbidden to climb on it.

Inside the barn of the Gas Works; this is called a “children’s play barn” and all the machinery has been brightly painted, although children (and adults) are forbidden to climb on it.

I don’t know why WordPress is screwing up all my captions.  They are off-center and I am unable to either left-align them with the left edge of the photo, or center-align them with the center of the photo.  Forgive me!  And enjoy the pics.