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We’re going from punk to steampunk today, as steampunk is the impression you first get when you hit the impressive Gas Works Park in the Fremont/Wallingford neighbourhood – so-called, because the 9.1 acres public park is on the sight of the former Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant that was in operation from 1906 to 1956.


There are tall towers, big pipes, valve handles, and it’s just a really cool piece of machinery that over the years since its closure, has almost taken on the appearance of being a sculptured piece of art work installed in the park. It is fenced off though so you can’t actually go in and climb all over the stuff. There are though some notable bits of graffiti on the valves and pipes, so some brave budding Banksy scaled the fence to leave their mark on the instillation.


Besides the obvious cool factor of the plant, this is really one of Seattle’s best and most unusual public park that, apart from the visually stunning gas plant, offers grassy hills for kite flying, sunbathing, picnics, and wide vistas of Lake Union and the city.


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