The Normandie from Above

This is placed to elaborate our essay of Aug. 15, 2009 titled “First Hill Exceptions.”  The view looks northwest from the upper level of the “intersection” of University Street and 9th Avenue, ca. 1912, to the Normandie Apartments when the ivy that covers the south facade (on the left) has reached the band between the first and second floors, went counted up from 9th Avenue.  In the principal photograph used last Aug. 15, that south wall is covered with that creeper, and probably the east wall too.  Here we may note the planters on the roof and on the far left the canvas shelter open for studying the skyline in any weather without high winds.


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