CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

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The CHS Flickr Pool contains nearly 36,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line.

BREAKING NEWS! We also keep our eyes on the #capitolhillseattle Instagram tag — you should, too! Below are this week’s best Capitol Hill shots. Thanks for sharing!
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CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

He really wanted a picture of a duck...
The CHS Flickr Pool contains nearly 36,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line.

BREAKING NEWS! We also keep our eyes on the #capitolhillseattle Instagram tag — you should, too! Below are this week’s best Capitol Hill shots. Thanks for sharing!

Dogs care and that’s why we love them 🐾❤️

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CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

Glynda Goodness

The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 35,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line.

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CHS Pics | Waiting for the Santa train at Holiday in the Park

The Conservatory’s Holiday Express train always delivers

Volunteer Park Trust’s annual celebration of the holidays provided some seasons greetings warmth on a frosty Thursday night in Seattle. Now in its sixth year, the community group’s Holiday in the Park event again featured pathways lit with luminarias and plenty of caroling thanks to community sponsors. The trust continues its work on projects large and small across the park including new efforts to create safety fencing around the lily ponds and a lighting overhaul. This year, it can also celebrate the last steps before construction can finally begin on a $54 million overhaul of the park’s Seattle Asian Art Museum, a project VPT has supported.

Looking for more holiday spirit around the Hill including Santa appearances and the return of the Punk Rock Flea Market? Check out the Happy Hilladays section of the CHS Calendar, below: Continue reading

CHS Ink | Eric’s hands

Name: Eric Eye
Location: Dark Age Tattoo
Artist: “A very good friend did both at different times. I put them on my hands so that they’re always staring at me and sort of keeping me in line. The right hand keeps me striving to be better and the left hand keeps me staying in the moment. Some tattoos I get just for style or because they’re cool. Also, my name’s Eric Eye.”

Want to show off your ink on CHS? Let us know chs@capitolhillseattle.com.

CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

saints and sinners

The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 35,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line.
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CHS Pics | A Melrose Market feast

OK, so it was probably a lot less charming — but certainly less gory — that the prized birds were encased in cardboard boxes. There were no scenes of Scrooge having a boy pull a giant turkey through snowy London. But the preparations for a feast were in full swing Sunday at Melrose Market along with a jazz quartet, wine tasting, and plenty of trimmings for sale.

Rain Shadow Meats and the market’s merchants made an event out of the butcher’s annual turkey order pick-up day as customers stopped by to get their Northern California-raised, “slow growth vegetarian, non-GMO project verified diet” birds — and maybe a Tofurky at QFC on the way home.

Not everybody has a feast planned but there are ways to make sure you’re part of a day of goodwill and community. We’ve posted information on donation drives and volunteer opportunities around Capitol Hill for 2017 — please let us know about any others we should add.

CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

Broadway at Roy, circa 1970s

The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 35,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line.
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CHS Pics | With IT below and dotted by Kusama, 60+ pictures from the Capitol Hill trick or treat hot zone

(Images: Alex Garland for CHS)

When you dress your front yard up as a Yayoi Kusama exhibit for Halloween — and the kids get it — you’re probably on Capitol Hill. CHS returned to the Capitol Hill trick or treat hot zone along E Aloha again this year to see the neighborhood’s classic yard scenes and new surprises.

The first Hilloween night without rain in a decade brought out all sorts of goblins, ghouls, and Totoro characters to the doors of neighbors handing out candy by the bucketful — some houses dole out more than 3,000 bars on the night — and, sometimes, treats for the grown-up neighbors, too. Thanks for the beer, neighbor. For a look at the, um, more grown-up side of the holiday fun, check out our 80+ pictures from Pike/Pine’s Hilloween weekend here.

More pictures from Hilloween night, below.

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80+ pictures from Pike/Pine Hilloween weekend 2017 (and where to trick or treat on Capitol Hill)

For the first time in 11 years, the forecast for Halloween in Seattle does not include rain. This weekend in early Hilloween action, CHS discovered the amazing run of fall weather also encouraged large crowds of celebrants across Capitol Hill. Saturday featured a swarm of children trick or treating on Broadway and what organizers say appeared to be the largest crowd ever at the annual Hilloween party hosted by the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce.

By the time night fell on Pike/Pine, hordes of early revelers were on the prowl. We’ve shared some of the best costumes and funniest scenes we found on the night. Let us know if you have something to add.

CHS Hilloweens past: 20162015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

Tuesday, the kids and the goblins will again gather in frightening numbers in the trick or treat core of northern Capitol Hill near the neighborhoods around Stevens Elementary. Click some of the picture posts past to see what it’s all about. And don’t forget to carry a map.

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