When it came to Seattle neighborhoods, there was no question in my mind of which one I wanted to move to. Capitol Hill is well-connected, fun, queer, political, energetic, home to lots of great restaurants and shops and nightlife. And, alas, rapidly becoming increasingly expensive and out of reach for the people who made it cool due to its proximity to Amazon's South Lake Union headquarters and the Puget Sound's general influx of affluent tech workers over the last decade.
That second point is part of what led me to my basement apartment, a place that has been a good home to me for the last two years (except for when an electrical outlet caught fire.) But strangely, basement life in light-starved winters turns out to be a bad recipe for happiness. And so, with my lease up at the end of August, it is time for me to move on.
The images in this post were taken throughout the month of August, as I went on long walks across different neighborhood nooks and crannies. These are my last photos of Capitol Hill, as a resident.
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