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The Montlake Bridge [Seattle]

The Montlake Bridge is almost certainly the source for many, many dream elements over the years.

There's just something about the metal grating that things can fall through, the sound of car tires as they cross it, the metalwork and green color of the handrail, the strip of sidewalk that always feels just a bit too narrow and precarious, the long drop down into the Cut, the water below.

The bridge went up right after I crossed over it, on my way to the UW light rail station. I had to turn, pause, and watch.

And it still tickles my funny bone that the light rail tunnel passes underneath it all.

Ways in which this city is NOT the Bay Area: Wading pools in the parks. Big, droopy leaves on the trees. Mountains so close you can touch them (a clear day today, so you can see the Cascades and the Olympics, and we will all point this out to each other). No lurking fear of long-term drought, no insane long-distance irrigation projects, no crazy Central Valley.

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