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Kobe Terrace Park

This terraced hillside on the northeast edge of the International District in downtown Seattle is adorned with Mt. Fuji cherry trees and laced with ground vines and beautifully landscaped pathways. The trees and a 200-year-old Yukimidoro stone lantern on the hilltop were gifts from the people of Seattle’s sister city, Kobe, Japan. Since Yukimidoro means “View of the Snow”, keep your eyes open for Mount Rainier to the south. Kobe Terrace Park is a peaceful place to stroll and enjoy views of the city, the water, and, if you’re lucky, Mt. Rainier; benches line the paths. The vegetable gardens at the bottom of the hill are part of the Danny Woo Community Gardens. This part of the garden is divided into small plots of vegetables, herbs and flowers, each tended by community residents.

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Clematis montana ‘Elizabeth’

Clematis montana ‘Elizabeth’ or anemone clematis sets the standard for all other Clematis montana cultivars.

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Marking the one-year anniversary of the tragic twin bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 260, is the release of an inspirational video that supports this year’s marathon.

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Marking the one-year anniversary of the tragic twin bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 260, is the release of an inspirational video that supports this year’s marathon.

Kobe Terrace Park
Entertainment / Parks

Kobe Terrace Park

This terraced hillside on the northeast edge of the International District in downtown Seattle is adorned with Mt. Fuji cherry trees and laced with ground vines and beautifully landscaped pathways. The trees and a 200-year-old Yukimidoro stone lantern on the hilltop were gifts from the people of Seattle’s sister city, Kobe, Japan. Since Yukimidoro means “View of the Snow”, keep your eyes open for Mount Rainier to the south. Kobe Terrace Park is a peaceful place to stroll and enjoy views of the city, the water, and, if you’re lucky, Mt. Rainier; benches line the paths. The vegetable gardens at the bottom of the hill are part of the Danny Woo Community Gardens. This part of the garden is divided into small plots of vegetables, herbs and flowers, each tended by community residents.

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I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”

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