Watching Trees by Cody Cobb in Seattle, Washington, USA

The photos I’ve selected are from walks in my neighborhood of Capitol Hill in Seattle. Within a mile from my house are Volunteer Park, Interlaken Park and the Washington Park Arboretum. These densely forested portals into nature provide me with a temporary escape from civilization. More importantly, they are a reminder of what’s just beyond the city in the true wilderness.

Name:Cody Cobb

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Sleeping outside and climbing on rocks.

Tell us about the place you live:

In the distance, in every direction, I see mountains, water and so many trees.

A perfect day?

Wake up and notice the dense fog outside; run down to Interlaken Park and back up to Lake View Cemetery; say hello to Bruce Lee and the crows; oxtail pho at Monsoon and coffee across the street at Fuel; bike down to Seattle Bouldering Project for a few hours of climbing; dinner at Tsukushinbo in the International District and a cup of #124 at Remedy Teas on 15th Ave E.

What is the best thing about your spot?

The comforting blanket of grey sky.

What is the worst?

Vitamin D deficiency

What would be surprising about this place to an outsider?

Seattle is three hours from ancient rainforests, the Pacific Ocean, a Bavarian-themed town and world-class climbing destination, glaciated volcanoes, Channeled Scablands and Canada.

If your city was a person or character who would it be?

Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks.

Who are three of your favorite artists?

Henri Rousseau, Andrei Tarkovsky, Xeno & Oaklander


Name:Cody Cobb


Favorite place to eat:

Abay Ethiopian Cuisine

Favorite place to drink:

Remedy Teas

Favorite shop:

Madison Market

Local Tip:

Try the geoduck

Must Do:

Find a way to get to Olympic National Park.