Left: West Seattle Junction Mural; Right: A Juniper Bush as an Umbrella
We caught this mural on a Sunday afternoon while scurrying to Bakery Nouveau in West Seattle. The plaque accompanying the mural says that “[a]s an incorporated municipality for a brief five years, West Seattle launched the nation’s first city-owned streetcar system. The intersection of the West Seattle line, which ran through the Admiral district along California Avenue, and the Fauntleroy line, which ran along Alaska Street and then south along California, became known as the Junction, with a capital J.” For more information about West Seattle murals, see http://westseattleblog.com/west-seattle-101-the-murals.
I like the way a juniper bush works itself into the mural substituting for the woman’s umbrella.West Seattle Junction Mural Description