Fort Lawton Residences in Discovery Park (Seattle)

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Comments (9)

trikermike on November 2, 2008

What beautiful homes! the folks who live there must be happy, or they don't realise how fortunate they are!

A lovely study in sepia Alicia nice tones, reflecting the end of summer and advance of Fall (evident by the sparse vegetation on thr boughs)

This is 'Calendar worthy'

Well done, honey!

Geordieland! greetings, Mike x

ai savery on November 8, 2008

You found one of my personal favorites, Mike - I am pleased that you like this one. The atmosphere seemed to call for this sepia treatment and yes, I just took them, so it is definitely an autumn photo. The fate of these homes is currently in controversy. They are turn of the century (20th ;D) homes that sit on the old army base, Fort Lawton, and the land was returned to the city in the 70's (1900's ;D) as park land. These were officer's homes - very elegant as you can see. Don't know if they ever realized how fortunate they were... I will try to keep you posted as to the outcome. These and the nearby chapel (also in my gallery) may unfortunately meet a fate worse than death soon......

Many thanks for your praise, dear Geordie friend, alicia

trikermike on November 9, 2008

Similar large house in Scotland, now in a council park, is used as a youth training centre, retaining its stature in the community.

I know of several old buildings that were to 'disappear' but were re-used as local amenities for the populace.

Now wouldn't that be a good idea for these beauties?

Thanks for the lengthy reply and explanation, my very good American buddy!


ps Sometime, I will go to a place in the North-East that must be close to you guys hearts, take a few shots, post them on here, OK? 'bye now, take care y'all x

ai savery on November 13, 2008

That would make a wonderful new life for these old beauties, Mike and many townspeople here are hoping for such an outcome. A few ideas have been tossed around like that (housing for low income families, shelters for homeless, etc...) but so far all have been rejected. I know they were even looking for a church group to take over the old chapel - but no takers. It is a lovely setting over our Magnolia Bluff looking out over the Puget Sound - any enterprise should be so fortunate to move in here.

Thanks for your return and I hope you do come over sometime - try to shoot for the Northwest though ;D. Cheers dear GeordieMike.

trikermike on November 14, 2008

Alicia to be honest, I think it would be rather difficult for me to visit the USA, as I need to have disabled everything, so I can cope alone, NEVER MIND THE EXPENSE! On a nurses pension and no real savings, I am limited to staying on home turf for my hols....or going away in the Motor-home with Stu & Doreen, which is great!-But a person has to have a dream....!

Hope & pray these beauties get a long and useful life

Mike from GEORDIELAND! y'naa!

ai savery on November 15, 2008

Tut, tut, Mike - such details. All you need is someone on this end to pick you up and treat you to the royal tour. Let me know when you want to make the leap, and I'd be more than happy to chaperone you. The expense now...well..I can't do much about that in these times.... But we could plan a 'budgeted' royal tour ;~D... Warm cheers, alicia

trikermike on November 15, 2008

Alicia It would give me great pleasure to fly over and perhaps arrang rendezvous with you aswell as my other friends in the States, but my health would simply not allow it. Financially it would not be a problem, as I do most things on a budget anyway, but one can't afford to budget on health, can one?

Anyways, I don't need to come over there, I have all these gorgeous photos to view!!

So, Cheers, Good buddy!

Mike from GEORDIELAND! y'naa!

ps did you get the link about Washington Old Hall, here in Washington U.K?

ai savery on November 16, 2008

Howdy again, Mike. I'm sorry that you won't make it over here, but as you say, at least we are able to share our 'beauties' through photos. I did not see your link unless it was the one you left under another photo of mine - the one that made my computer crash (so I'm hesitant to open it again). I will, however, be over to visit your gallery soon and will look for that.

I think you are about 8 hours ahead of me, so I hope you are enjoying your Sunday evening my friend. Warme regards, alicia

trikermike on November 16, 2008

Hi Alicia, you've missed nothing with me NOT coming over!

I am sorry your computer crashed, it was a simple link! try asking your normal browser or search engine for Washington Old Hall, Washington, Tyne and Wear It is a web-site of the original family home of George Washington, the website has some interesting photos on it. If you decide not to investigate, I shall visi the place and take a few photos to put up on Panoramio for you, OK?

Catch you later this week, 'Bye now

Mike from GEORDIELAND! y'naaa!

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Photo taken in Fort Lawton, 3801 West Government Way, Seattle, WA 98199, USA

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  • Uploaded on November 1, 2008
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    by ai savery
    • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
    • Taken on 2008/10/26 18:00:30
    • Exposure: 0.100s (1/10)
    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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