Seattle City Scenes

When I first heard that my brother was coming to the US, my head said I wanted to be with him, my heart said I wanted to visit my daughter in Macedonia.  Richard however, said we were going to Seattle.  I was so torn.  We went to Seattle, and I have to be honest I fell in love with the city.  There was so much to do, so much to see, and we did not even get to see all of it. We walked Seattle from one end to the other and each night my feet ached but I felt like it was well worth it.

When I came to editing the image I was so drawn to editing in black and white.  I had to force myself to go to color.  Seattle was a little drizzly, a lot gray, and bustling with people.  We stayed in the city.  We walked to Pikes Market.  We walked to the Library.  We walked to the Columbia Building.  We walked to Chinatown.  We walked to Olympic Park, and we walked to Capital Hill.  We caught the monorail to the Seattle Space Needle, but we could have walked.  We ate happy hour, and Chinese, and seafood.

I had the opportunity to meet up with a special lady and her son, the mother and brother of a good friend of mine, who is no longer with us. They drove us around the city one evening and I managed to get some really low light images at night, since I had not taken my flash with me when we went to dinner.

I hope that you enjoy my birds eye view of Seattle, the city scenes…..

 

Seattle City Skyline

Seattle City Skyline

Seattle City Center

Out on the streets of Seattle

Symmetry inside the hotel.

Symmetry inside the hotel.

Scenes from Seattle City Center

Was the wheel missing or just taken for safety?

The Troll under the Bridge - Freemont Seattle

The Troll under the Bridge – Freemont Seattle

The road we traveled up to see the Troll under the Bridge - Freemont Seattle

The road we traveled up to see the Troll under the Bridge – Freemont Seattle

Waiting at the bus station. I totally missed the shot but the conversion I kind of liked.

Waiting at the bus station.

The Seattle Skyline from the Freemont District area

The Seattle Skyline from the Freemont District area

The Space Needle at night taken from the Freemont District area

The Space Needle at night taken from the Freemont District area

While we did not see a lot of this, there were definitely places where we did see overnight outdoor sleeping by homeless people. Talking to a friend, he said this has become more of a problem in recent years.

While we did not see a lot of this, there were definitely places where we did see overnight outdoor sleeping by homeless people.

The Seattle Art Museum with the huge mechanical statue outside its entrance.

The Seattle Art Museum with the huge mechanical statue outside its entrance.

The Mechanical Statue outside the Seattle Art Musuem

Practicing with the Lensbaby Sweet 35

Reflections of a city

Seattle City Streets

Late Winter in Seattle.

Seattle window shopping

Seattle window shopping

Musical Instrament in Seattle

Musical Instrument in Seattle – because you need them for the group 101 ways to shoot…

Seattle City

Another exit route

The Tat too parlor on Jackson Street.

The Tat too parlor on Jackson Street.

Caught the tourists doing the touristy thing.

Caught the tourists doing the touristy thing.

Inside a coffee shop.

Inside a coffee shop.

Downtown Seattle

Heading back to the city from Chinatown.

Seattle City streets

Back streets and alleyways of Seattle

Seattle City streets

Dragons

The two Africans peering into the Tango Zulu shop

The two Africans peering into the Tango Zulu shop

Outside stairways

Outside stairways

City Bus stop

Waiting at the bus station

Seattle is definitely worth the visit.  I enjoyed every minute, minus the sore feet, of the time I spent walking the city.

You can find the blogs to the Chihuly Gardens inside and out,  to Pike Street Market,  the Seattle Waterfront and Ferris Wheel, Bainbridge Island,  Seattle LibraryColumbia Building and Chinatown by clicking on the highlighted names.

Keep a look out for more of the upcoming blogs, Olympic Park and Capital Hill.  From there we head off to the Orca Islands and to Leavensworth.

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