|South Lake Union Neighborhood seen from Lake Union|
|South Lake Union Park|
|Center for wooden boats|
|Riding S.L.U.T. to Amazon|
|Part of Amazon Campus|
|I get coffee here in the morning|
I rode the S.L.U.T. back from Lake Union to the south end of the line. Which is the heart of the shopping district. Westlake Center, where the bus tunnel, most surface buses out of the city, the S.L.U.T., and the monorail all meet. From this point, its a short walk to the Pike Market, the Elliot Bay waterfront, and the convention center, and all kinds of stores.
|The Bus Tunnel|
|Park at Westlake Center|
My purpose for visiting Westlake is usually because I'm either entering or leaving the city. In this case, I came for the bus tunnel... a weird pseudo-subway where buses and trains meet in the same tunnel. Here, the light rail can take you to the airport, and based on what looks like an honor-system fare situation, I bet most people ride for free. The ebb and flow of people gathering in the station, then boarding and heading off on the light rail is neat to watch. A train comes about every five or ten minutes, and because my bus was running about 20 minutes behind, I got to watch a few groups of people gather and board.
|My broken bus...||Where my bus broke down...||Local Artwork...|
Of coarse, today was not my most lucky day riding the transit lines. My bus broke down just before getting on the Interstate to head back to Renton. They said the check engine light came on, and it's against the rules for them to get on the highway with the light on...
Anyway, the bus parked for about 30 minutes until a new bus could arrive, then I boarded on and went home.
So, if you ever wondered about Amazon's campus, or what the area is like... maybe this will give you an idea.