My ride took me up the big ramp behind SCCA. I don't have a photo of it, but it looks like a long steep climb to the top. It starts at Eastlake Avenue and heads up up up and over the freeway to the hillside neighborhood above. I've seen a lot of commuters go this way but hadn't rode it myself. Surprisingly It wasn't as hard as it looked. Nice view from above the freeway. I didn't have a route planned so I just followed the sharrows and headed toward Montlake bridge.
|Lake Union from Burke-Gilman Trail|
|Under the freeway. Kissing couple down by the water.|
|Decorating for the holidays|
|St Marks Cathedral?|
|Tiny float plane. My boss has a float plane, larger than this, that is his pride and joy.|
|Brick roundabout and cool grill-work along the edge|
|Basket of Light sculpture|
There is a little bit of rainbow color on the sculpture. Alas 'tis as muted as everything else. The only real bright standout color was on this little houseboat. In the scheme of things, it hardly counts, but I was getting desperate.
|A little bit of color along Lake Union|