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Old September 25th, 2015, 04:39 AM   #1
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PHOTOS of Bellevue

BELLEVUE!!!

Let's start with a historic photo. This could be from 1995.


1990s Bellevue Washington by Marcus, on Flickr
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Old September 25th, 2015, 05:16 AM   #2
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Two panoramas taken on September 15, from 97th & 7th (which really should be home to Bellevue's own Kerry Park) and Downtown Park:


Bellevue skyline from Moorland by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Bellevue skyline from Downtown Park by SounderBruce, on Flickr
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Old September 25th, 2015, 05:35 AM   #3
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The skyline has improved immensely from the sad bad days when I used to live over there.
I was there when not even the downtown park was developed with fountains or that one residential high-rise on the right in this pic was built.


1990s Bellevue Washington by Marcus, on Flickr

Looks so nice now!

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Old September 25th, 2015, 06:23 AM   #4
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More skyline pictures, this time from the I-90 bike trail and Mercer Island:


Bellevue skyline from Aubrey Davis Park by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Bellevue skyline from I-90 by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Bellevue skyline from I-90 floating bridges by SounderBruce, on Flickr
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Old September 25th, 2015, 06:49 AM   #5
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BELLEVUE!!!

Let's start with a historic photo. This could be from 1995.


1990s Bellevue Washington by Marcus, on Flickr
Cool. Vintage image from '95. I recall the building of the WaMu residential tower in 95-96. Did you go to school there?
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Old September 25th, 2015, 11:06 PM   #6
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^I took some classes at the college but didn't grow up or go to high school there.
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Old September 29th, 2015, 10:41 PM   #7
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found this

Downtown Bellevue by Sam Xi, auf Flickr
Bellevue by Steviep photo's, auf Flickr
Fog covered city by Dennis Wtpho, auf Flickr
Downtown Bellevue by Steviep photo's, auf Flickr
2014 11-7 Flt Friday afternoon Fall color Mt Rainier Bellevue IMG_6401 by skyking3286, auf Flickr
Bellevue_Skyline_Pano by Patrick Rodriguez, auf Flickr
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Old September 29th, 2015, 11:18 PM   #8
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Supermoon rising over Downtown Bellevue, picture by myself.
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Old September 30th, 2015, 12:44 AM   #9
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Look at little Factor in the distance. Isn't it cute?
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Old September 30th, 2015, 01:16 AM   #10
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^ awesome pic! I agree and do think the Factoria skyline is cute. Actually, I love unexpected pockets of towers in neighborhoods like this...SeaTac and South Center (soon) are good examples too.
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Old September 30th, 2015, 01:45 AM   #11
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Warms my heart.
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Old September 30th, 2015, 03:30 AM   #12
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Wow this is an awesome picture. How do photographers make the mountains in the background look so majestic? I don't think they appear that massive to the naked eye.

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Old September 30th, 2015, 03:47 AM   #13
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Telephoto lenses.

Wonder if they look more like that to Eagles and such?
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Old September 30th, 2015, 09:28 PM   #14
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Expanding on mSeattle: The closer you are to an object, the larger that object appears in relation to a distant object. Therefore, if you travel far away downtown it makes the mountains look bigger. Of course from that distance you need a telephoto lens.
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Old October 2nd, 2015, 05:47 PM   #15
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Bellevue's skyline is magnificent for a city of it's size. There are city's many times bigger in population that can't compete with Bellevue in terms of skyline. Phoenix, San Antonio, San Jose, and Jacksonville, and Charlotte, eat your heart out.
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Its skyline is a function of being the #2 downtown in a region of four million, without much relationship to Bellevue itself.

But yes, very impressive. San Jose is the #3 (arguably #2) core in a region of eight million, and even without the airport height issue it's just not terribly large.

Charlotta has a great skyline with much taller buildings, though its downtown feel is closer to Bellevue's than Portland's from what I hear.

The others simply aren't downtown-centered cities, and it shows.
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Old October 3rd, 2015, 02:06 PM   #17
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Bellevue looks sexy


Bellevue Downtown by Steviep photo's, auf Flickr
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Bellevue looks sexy
I agree, the Bellevue skyline is really looking sexy these days. It has been 10 years since I have been in downtown Bellevue and at street level it felt very suburban with some office towers here and there, but it would be interesting to see what the downtown feels like at street level 10 years later.

Speaking of which, there will be Uniqlo opening up there this month....so I am already planning a trip to Seattle, and Bellevue, this December, so it will be interesting to see how much the downtown has changed in the past decade.
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It feels much better in some respects than 10 years ago - there are people at outdoor restaurants in the summer, and more people on the sidewalks. But the very wide roadways will always feel suburban and harsh to pedestrians. I'm not sure what they could do about that problem short of road diets, and I can't imagine that passing currently.
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