Last Sunday the Seattle Urban Sketchers group met up at McMenamin's in Bothell -- this is a company that buys up old, interesting properties and restores them as hotel/restaurant resorts. The one we went to was a junior high school from 1931, and it had multiple buildings with fun decor.
This is the hotel:
Hotel on left, gift shop on right:
Unfortunately, it was too cold (and later, too rainy) to sketch outside. There was landscaping I wanted to draw, but it will have to wait for a sunnier day.
I checked out the hotel floors instead -- they seem very big on having lots of ceiling lights:
This was the entry to a snug coffee/tea spot:
Here's part of the lobby for one of the many restaurants on site:
They are also fond of wall decor:
The old gymnasium had been converted to a HUGE swimming pool with a bar/restaurant -- it had a Tiki/Hawaiian theme going. Sadly, the pool area was closed for maintenance, so the one good sketch I managed to do was from the lobby:
Nicole and Tina and I agreed that this was a spot worth returning to on a warm sunny day!