Ultimately, Bremerton is a small town. That’s a good thing.

This is the view from the top of the street toward home. My place is the large multi unit building on the right.  Except what you see is the similar, taller building in front of mine. I don’t know why, but pictures don’t seem to show how steep a hill like this is. In this picture you are eye level with the 3rd floor of my building. Notice where the horizon across the water meets the building.

I really like that the streets have no curbs.  Where I grew up, an area not far away called Sauganash had streets with no curbs.  At the time, it was the most expensive neighborhood within the city limits of Chicago.  I think curbs mean that there are no creeks around.  Curbs mean that the only way to drain storm water is through underground pipes because the beauty of the local waterways has been destroyed.

One of the problems with an older area like this is that the power lines are still above ground.  A bit unsightly, but either a reminder that you have to take the bad with the good, or like a beauty mark, the flaw makes the surrounding beauty stand out all the more.

The outside of my place isn’t very photogenic.  What landscaping there is, is nice, but there isn’t much of it.  The road goes downhill to the left.  The drive to the right makes a sharp right turn into the parking log between the two buildings.   There’s just a parking lot.  The views are in the neighborhood and from the apartment.  Which is why it is so nice to be forced to see this view every day when coming home.

This picture is a bit cluttered with utility poles and traffic signs, but your mind tends to ignore the clutter when you are actually there looking at the view.