Fremont, an artsy neighborhood in Seattle, Washington is the self-proclaimed Center of the Universe.
Fremont PL N and N 36th St is where you will find a Statue of Vladimir Lenin. Lewis Carpenter, an English teacher, found the sculpture during the 1989 Revolution in Slovakia and brought it to Washington State to fulfill a dream of not only seeing this art preserved but also as a reminder of an important historical period.
What’s so interesting about this Statue of Lenin is that it means different things to different people. Some see it as just art while others see it as a statement of a revolution brought to light in the middle of Fremont and this sometimes creates controversy. Fremont itself has a unique aura of its own which includes the Troll under the Aurora Bridge, Waiting for the Interurban Sculpture and the Fremont Rocket as landmarks.
Fremont is located on the north shore of the Lake Washington Ship Canal to the north of Queen Anne, east of Ballard, south of Phinney Ridge and southwest of Wallingford. The main avenues are Fremont and Aurora Avenues N.
You can’t visit Seattle without stopping in Fremont as there is something for everyone’s taste. The Burke-Gillman Trail provides an opportunity for a stroll or bike ride along a scenic path; the wonderful restaurants, Fremont Sunday Market, Abbey Arts Center and the Solstice Cyclists are just a few of the things to see on your visit. Fremont is an experience you don’t want to miss.