Back in 2005, I was a techie/designer with Open Circle Theater. When the theater was located in the Lake Union area. Back then, that neighborhood was a pretty run-down, semi-industrial area. The biggest draws were Fred Hutch, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the Museum of Wooden Boats. Long before the industrial buildings were knocked down for Amazon, the Slut, random biotech firms, etc.
This photo was taken with my Canon Powershot S50 using the black and white setting. The building was next door to the theater. This view is from the alley behind the building. Yes, those are trees growing out of the brick work.
I did 3 layers with this image to deepen the blacks and to sharpen to overall image, layered over the original.