A car ended up parked atop an urn after rolling down a set of stairs into Pillars Park at the base of Capitol Hill, Monday afternoon. Thanks to Bob Fletcher for sharing his picture from the scene. Seattle Fire tells CHS the incident apparently stemmed from a driver getting out of her car and forgetting to set her parking brake near the intersection of Pike and Boren. Nobody was injured in the mishap.
According to the site for the park, the pillars and the urn that saved them from a collision are part of old Seattle preserved. The pillars were once part of the Plymouth Congregational Church which made way for I-5 in 1966. The urns came from the long-gone Music Hall Theatre. UPDATE: On review, pretty certain what got smashed is a more recent planter. Looks like the urns aren’t visible in these images.