Capitol Hill, on the other hand, is one of Seattle’s most cosmopolitan neighborhoods with a real left-wing, grungy character to it. You’ll find Yuppie stores, gay nightclubs, vegetarian eateries, fringe shops, and bookstores all along the heart of the district, Broadway Avenue.
The neighborhood includes Volunteer Park, which has a water tower that offers a great view of the region. One of Capitol Hill’s main attractions is located in this park – the Asian Art Museum at 1400 East Prospect. Occupying an Arte-Moderne building, the museum features a large collection of Asian art including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Southeast Asian collections, from screen paintings, to ceramics and folk textiles. Among the highlights is a 14th century Chinese sculpture and wood and lacquer furniture from imperial China. You’ll also find bronze Buddha figures that date back to the Shilla dynasty (57-935AD). Across the museum, be sure to visit the Volunteer Park Conservatory, home to illegally imported plants that were confiscated by U.S. customs.
Another one of Capitol Hill’s attractions is the Harvard Exit Theatre at 807 East Roy Street. It was once used as the home of a women’s club. While the building still has the parlor, fireplace, and piano of that club, it is used today as a venue for watching foreign and art films. The Egyptian is another vintage movie house located at 804 East Pine Street. It also shows independent and foreign films.
Another attraction of Capitol Hill is the St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral at 1245 10th Avenue East. It features a 3,945-pipe Flentrop organ that was installed in 1965.
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