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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CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

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The CHS Flickr Pool contains nearly 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. Continue reading

CHS Pics | Wizards of weaving gather again at St. Mark’s

It’s magic, of sorts. Felting with Flora Carlile-Kovacs. Stitching with Fine Gelfand. Basketry with Judy Zugish. These artists and many more are at Capitol Hill’s St. Mark’s through Saturday for an annual gathering of the Puget Sound area’s wizards of weaving.

Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Sale

Judy Zugish

The Weaver’s Guild Annual Sale includes demonstrations and a chance to meet the people making your holiday gifts. It’s also a nice place to pick up some new mittens. Or a dandy new knit hat.

More pictures from our visit to Thursday’s start of the 2017 sale, below.

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CHS Ink | Miki’s arm

Name: Miki Sodos, owner at Cafe Pettirosso
Location: 11th Ave
Tattoo artist: David Choe at Laughing Buddha donated his time, equipment, and space for a fundraiser to help out Yuki Sodos’s husband Shawn Kock after he was in a motorcycle crash and broke both hands, a wrist, his elbow, a leg, and six ribs. A dozen people got the Broken Stick Man tattoos — including Miki.

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

CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

Ain’t no stubborn son

The CHS Flickr Pool contains nearly 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 | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

Watching the Eclipse

It’s time to catch up after a few months off! The CHS Flickr Pool contains nearly 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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Pipeline ‘Valve Turner’ comes to Capitol Hill for legal defense fundraiser

Michael Foster at Sole Repair Wednesday night (Images: Alex Garland)

In October 2016, Seattle’s Michael Foster traveled to North Dakota to turn valves on the Keystone Pipeline and disrupt the flow of tar sands oil from Canada. One of a handful of Valve Turners, he now faces decades in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to commit criminal mischief, and trespass. Foster came to Capitol Hill this week to help raise funds to defend other Valve Turners.

“A year ago, it was long past time to take emergency action to stop the flow of tar sands oil, to stop coal, to stop not just the expansion in the new pipelines, but the existing flow has to be cut about 10% per year,” Foster said about his decision to take a stand for the environment. Continue reading

Pictures from the crowd: Capitol Hill Pride 2017


Seattle Pride 2017 will be remembered for the record heat that nearly melted Sunday’s parade — and an important protest that briefly brought it to a halt. It should also be remembered for a rekindled Pride presence on Capitol Hill with new organizers pumping life into Saturday’s Broadway street festival while on-Hill Pride weekend traditions like Saturday night’s Dyke March still contined strong and other elements like Trans* Pridealready in its fifth year! — drew huge crowds. Here is a look at the fun and messages from Capitol Hill Pride via the viewfinders and mobile devices of festival goers, dancers, doggie drag friends, and more. Thanks for sharing your pictures and videos. Continue reading