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Old July 15th, 2008, 11:39 PM   #1
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Seattle, Washington, USA

This little tour of Seattle will (probably) be in three parts. Comments and corrections are welcome. Enjoy!

View of downtown from West Seattle.


Columbia Center in the middle (tallest in Seattle) and the Smith Tower to the right.


The Space Needle.


Elephant Super Car Wash.




The Space Needle.




Pacific Medical Center, home of Amazon.com.


Qwest Field with the Olympic Mountains visible in the background.


Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team.


Olympic Sculpture Park.




Love & Loss.


Father and Son sculpture.


The Schubert Sonata sculpture with Puget Sound in the background.


Typewriter Eraser, Scale X.


Eagle.


Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard control the access between Lake Washington and the Puget
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Old July 16th, 2008, 02:22 AM   #2
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Great pics...thanks for sharing. It's so beautiful out here right now.

If that is someone's personal boat in those last couple of pictures, that is quite impressive!

I need to get out and take more pictures...
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Old July 16th, 2008, 03:52 PM   #3
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Awesome pictures! I especially like the first three. Seattle looks like a nice city. I agree about the boat, it looks pretty cool!
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Old July 16th, 2008, 04:00 PM   #4
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Excellent pictures!
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Old July 16th, 2008, 09:47 PM   #5
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I love the locks. Architecture is one reason. Another is that it's a great pedestrian crossing from Magnolia to Ballard (you walk on the doors)...even though cars have to drive to a bridge a mile away.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 11:07 PM   #6
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For a city founded in 1906 Seattle blows me away. The built environment seems like a good ole' east coast port in a lot of ways. Of all the western cities that I've been to I feel most at home in Seattle. It is young and energetic like Boston.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 12:51 AM   #7
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Very nice pictures. Great skyline and nice surroundings
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Old July 19th, 2008, 02:16 AM   #8
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Thanks for the comments, everybody.

@markod: That is a pretty nice boat, isn't it? I need a better job.


The Carl S. English Jr. Gardens next to the Ballard Locks have some beautiful flowers.




The largest Lenin statue in the USA stands in Fremont.




Small stores in Fremont.


The Fremont Rocket.


In Greenwood stands a strange elephant. For years some of the locals believed it was a real
elephant.


It used to belong to a flower shop and was therefore known as the Flower Shop Elephant, but
the shop has since closed. The elephant remains, however. http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/12184


Broadway Performance Hall.


The Jimi Hendrix statue on Broadway.






View up Pike Street with City Centre (also known as US Bank Centre) dominating the view.




View up Union Street with Two Union Square in the background.




Seattle Public Library by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.




Another view of City Centre with Rainier Tower to the right.


The Rainier Tower has a really strange base and is referred to as the wine glass by the
locals because of this.


1001 Fourth Avenue Plaza (Safeco Plaza) with the IDX Tower to the right.


Old and new. The Pioneer Building and Columbia Center.


The pergola at Pioneer Square.


On Pioneer Square stands a replica of a totem pole stolen from the Tlingit Indians in Alaska.


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Old July 19th, 2008, 08:45 AM   #9
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Wow! I love the pic of Safeco Plaza! Well done!
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Old July 21st, 2008, 03:13 PM   #10
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Thanks, man!


Occidental Park with more totem poles and the Fallen Firefighters Memorial.




Smith Tower.


View of some Seattle towers: Smith Tower, Columbia Center & Seattle Municipal Tower.


King Street Station.






Union Station.




Qwest Field.


Seattle Art Museum with the Hammering Man in front.


The Harbor Steps.


Seattle's most disgusting tourist repulsion, the infamous gum wall.






The mono rail runs between Seattle Center and Westlake Center.


Another view of the Space Needle.


Experience Music Project by architect Frank Gehry.






Immaculate Conception Church.




Gas Works Park preparing for the 4th of July fireworks show.




View of Seattle at sunset across Lake Union from Gas Works Park.






4th of July celebration at Lake Union, as seen from Gas Works Park.




















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Old July 22nd, 2008, 06:52 AM   #11
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Wow!
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 08:18 AM   #12
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Awesome photos! Seattle is without a doubt my favourite American city. It has the best combination of natural scenary, cosmopolitan attitude, safety, cleanliness, and energy of American city IMO. If I could live anywhere in the States; this would be it! Thanks for sharing the pics; it reminded me so much of my last trip there last year. Is it just me, or does the Columbia Center look like the Rialto in Melbourne from a distance?
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"Awesome photos! Seattle is without a doubt my favourite American city. It has the best combination of natural scenary, cosmopolitan attitude, safety, cleanliness, and energy of American city IMO. If I could live anywhere in the States; this would be it! Thanks for sharing the pics; it reminded me so much of my last trip there last year. Is it just me, or does the Columbia Center look like the Rialto in Melbourne from a distance?"

Seattle is one of those cities that I can picture in Canada or Australia.
Definitely in my top 10 faves but I am not a fan of the cold or the rain.
If I were to sacrifice my warmth and dryness I would rather be in NYC or Chicago.
Seattle is a bit small for me. I do love it though especially in August and September.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 04:21 AM   #14
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this thread is good.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 07:19 AM   #15
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I really like the Harbor Steps
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