SLU, old Seattle Times building

Sometimes things just don’t go as planned. I had been looking forward to meeting this double-wide, as it was a true relic of days gone by. Back in its day, it proudly stood outside the bustling Seattle Times building and undoubtedly saw plenty of use. But ever since the Times moved and shuttered this building, the box has stood guard over a barren strip, a full block of boarded windows on one side and a parking lot on the other.

Alas, I was too late. When I visited the box this morning I found that the demolition of the old Times building was well under way and the box was long gone. The moral of this tale is to not wait too long to say your goodbyes, people.

(The “before” picture is from the current Google Street View.)

Loyal Heights, 24th Ave NW at NW 80th St

9) Today I took a quick trip over to visit the Loyal Heights neighborhood, where I found a mailbox that had been kind enough to set out a bench for weary travelers like myself. I enjoyed a very nice sit while speculating what that sloppy paint job was covering up. If you find mailing letters to be a tiring effort, you might want to head over to 24th Ave NW at NW 80th Street and rest up.