Montlake, 22nd Ave E and E Roanoke

10) After the bitter disappointment I faced a couple days ago when I found that a mailbox had been lost to a demolition project, I knew I had to head over to Montlake to snap this box as soon as possible. A while back I heard that the grocery store on this spot was in danger of being torn down to create a staging area for the west end of the 520 bridge project. I don’t know if that’s still going to happen, but happily the box was there waiting for me at 22nd Ave E and E Roanoke when I arrived on this rainy Saturday morning.

Olympic Manor, NW 89 Place and 23 Ave NW

19) The skies were menacing the morning I visited the Olympic Manor neighborhood and found this box waiting at NW 89 Place and 23 Ave NW. Fun fact — We used to live near here and would frequently take the dog on walks through these streets. One thing that was impossible not to notice was how many lawns were impeccably groomed with the grass blades cut to about 1/2?. They reminded me of military buzz cuts.