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Seattle, Part One

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Seattle did nothing to cast away its stereotype as the country's wettest city earlier this week. I traveled north from our Dwell headquarters in San Francisco to visit a house that will be featured in an upcoming issue and to get a taste of what the city has to offer. Here's part one of what I discovered.

Before I left San Francisco, I solicited advice from my colleagues for must-go places in Seattle.
Amy's number one recommendation: the almond croissants, which are handmade every Sunday.
Next, I headed to Seattle's Mount Baker neighborhood to visit the house we'll be featuring in an upcoming issue.
The next morning I headed out for a photo jog, despite the wind and frigid temperature.
My running destination was the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park, which we voted one of the world's best...
My favorite part of the zig-zagging park designed by Weiss/Manfredi was the "Valley," which among other sculptures...
On my way back downtown, I stumbled across an interesting piece of public art underneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct at...
The reason the art under the viaduct compelled me so was that ramps over the I-5 highway make for what I consider some...
Completed in 1976, the downtown Freeway Park is speckled with nooks and crannies—which several locals told me was a...
My walk back to my hotel continued through Pike Place Market and, of course, included a cup of coffee at the original...
Just down from Starbucks is Beecher's Handmade Cheese, which boasts the "world's best mac and...
Beecher's wins my heart, however, because it sells cheese curds, aka "squeeky cheese," the key ingredient of my...
Later in the day, I hopped the streetcar to the new Lake Union Park, as recommended by one of @dwell's Twitter...
Lake Union Park officially opened September 25, 2010, on a former naval reserve center.
One detail at the park that did catch my eye was the bike rack.
Next, it was off to Cascade People's Center for lunch. On my way, I ran into the Cascade P-Patch Community Garden.
Around the corner from the P-Patch was Marination, a Korean taco truck and another Twitter tip.
For lunch, I tried both the kimchi rice bowl with a fried egg as well as a spicy pork taco.
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