Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sundays in My City: Roslyn, WA

More of my adventure into the state of Washington: Roslyn. Roslyn is probably most famous as the place (or one of the places) where "Northern Exposure" was filmed. Never heard of "Northern Exposure?" You should find some DVD copies or find it on line. It was an excellent TV series set in the wilds of Alaska (but filmed in Washington) & mainly about the towns many unusual inhabitants, (including the towns transplanted, indentured servant doctor) & their unusual relationships to each other.

Here's the Roslyn Cafe, where we ate lunch. Delicious, sophisticated food, not at all what you'd expect in a small town cafe. It was incredibly noisy & we sat by the window, at the  wrong time of day (the sun glared in), but neither marred the experience of the food! The tables had little copies of old town photos & there was a display of modern paintings on the walls.

 The Brick...a town bar & the scene of much of "Northern Exposure"

Roslyn was once a mining town...

This is the little history museum near the Roslyn Cafe...

More museum & related buildings

The day we were there they had a little farmer's market, where we got a free cookie & one of the vendors gave us apple cider bagels (delicious, but don't apparently rise as well as other flavors) with the purchase of some jalepeno bagels (I never got to eat one of these, my family ate them before I got to them). I even met seller ThriftStoreGlam, who makes little things she sells at the market & who sells vintage clothes in her Etsy shop. These days, Roslyn has become a destination on the way to or from Sturgis & is just a plain cute town to visit. All in all, it was a fun trip & then, we were on the road home:

Unknown Mami


BLOGitse said...

Thanks for sharing!
SIMC greetings from Casablanca, Morocco,
have a good week ahead!

Zen Mama said...

Gorgeous photos Shelley! I've thought about doing the Sundays In My City. Hmmm! I guess it gets you out!

Alex Johnson said...

I love your photo of the history museum. Did you use photoshop? Either way, gorgeous shot.

Unknown Mami said...

What a lovely place. I loved Northern Exposure. I haven't seen it in a long time.