Monday, August 6, 2012

The Emerald City - Seattle

 Well, it's been a while my friends, but I am stealing a few moments away this evening to put together some of the sites we took in while in Seattle.  Although we are no longer there ... we are in Alaska right now and it is 11pm and still daylight!  Awesome.  But it provides one with little sleep!

While we were only in Seattle for a few days for The Professor to attend a conference, we did take in a few of the city's wonderful sights and activities.


The Space Needle ... note the plane flying nearby which I didn't notice until I uploaded the photo.


 University of Washington campus

 Gas Works Park



 Kayaking with friends on Lake Washington


 And a few other city spots that called out for me to snap away!








But a visit to Seattle is never complete unless you see Mount Rainier.



 Even when it is overcast and cloudy, Rainier still is mighty impressive.

Hope your week starts off great!
More to come on Seattle and Alaska this week.




39 comments:

Dianne said...

A delightful glimpse at this beautiful city ... Makes me think of the movie "Sleepless in Seatle"

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I like the old signs! It looks like a great city with a lot of fun places.

rainfield61 said...

Mount Rainier looks like setting it sail too.

eileeninmd said...

Great capture of the Seattle scenes. I was just there myself. I love the Mt Rainier shot. Have a great week!

Beth said...

i hope to make it to seattle one day. looks like such a great place. my parents have been & said it is so awesome. they loved mt. rainer too. (:

Brian Miller said...

oh i think i told you the other day how much i love seattle...and you took me there for just a bit...what a lovely place...if you are still there...the wild ginger used to makes some really good food-fyi

Brian Miller said...

can i use the pic of the plant to write on?

Claudia said...

Beautiful photos. I've never been to Seattle (the airport doesn't really count!) and I'd love to visit one day.

xo
Claudia

Daryl said...

how fabulous was it not to have rain while you were there? cant wait to see Alaska through your eyes .. and when you finally land in Philly .. dates are needed for your next visit here! Love to the Prof!

Pat said...

I love this view of Mt. Rainier. It looks like the peak is floating in the sky.

Marilyn said...

Thanks for the beautiful photos and travelog.....almost like being there myself.

TexWisGirl said...

you gave us a nice whirlwind tour! :)

ladyfi said...

Wow - fabulous shot of the mountain! Enjoy Alaska and the midnight sun!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Such variety in your shots. Loved them all! I've only been to Seattle on a layover, but they have a nice airport!

Sylvia K said...

You did indeed get some great shots of "my city" Seattle, Reena! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit! It is a beautiful part of our country! Hope you're having a great time in Alaska, too!

Sandra said...

i understand the emerald city part, but your stunning photos make it look like a brilliant crayola box

gina said...

Great shots of one of my favorite cities. It looks so unusually bright and sunny -- you got lucky!

Steve Gravano said...

wow! beautiful photos. Looks like you're having a blast!

CherryPie said...

It looks pretty spectacular.

Country Girl said...

Wondering what you were up to next! Thanks for sharing these. Enjoy your trip ~ and I can't wait to see Alaska.

bill lisleman said...

A favorite city. I traveled there often for one job I had in the past. Hiked Mt. Rainier once. My only problem with the place would be the limited highway options for the large amount of traffic.

Sharkbytes said...

I've been to Seattle twice and it was awesome.

bon bon said...

great series! the UW building is mighty impressive. almost as much mount rainier. can't wait to see alaska!

Madge Bloom said...

You really did Seattle proud!

Mark said...

Very pleasing to the eye and that Market is quite awesome. You captured it beautifully. Have fun in Alaska

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful pictures, a great overview of the area. Hope you are enjoying Alaska too.

My Journey With Candida said...

I love kayaking, My Hubs doesn't... Oh well, I guess I can't have everything.

Great Pics.

Patricia said...

I'd love to visit Seattle again. We lived up there for a year and a half during our Navy life. I'm sure it's just as beautiful as ever.

Rohrerbot said...

Beautiful shots of Seattle. Mt. Ranier is awesome! My friend worked there years ago....I would LOVE to visit that place someday. Awesome epic shot of the mountain.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Lovely tour! Must visit here someday!

beth said...

will you be back in seattle ?
as i should have told you about the bubble gum wall near the public market. it's super gross and cool !!

Dianne said...

wow!!
from the top shot to the bottom shot they're all gorgeous and capture Seattle's beauty

islandwonder said...

Beautiful! I have always wanted to go there.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

I don't know how you process your photos but I LOVE them!

Pat Tillett said...

wow! VERY nice photos! I really want to go the gas works park. My kind of place (with a camera that is).

Out on the prairie said...

The last time i flew out we circled Rainer.I have visited many times and always find something new.It's a favorite town to explore, I have houseset in Bellingham, to the north a few times.

Linda R said...

I really, really enjoyed these photos. Cant wait to see the photos of Alaska.

Hugs~

Madi and Mom said...

Now I need to get my tush in gear for a trip to Seattle. Our daughter and sil went for their 10th anniversary and then over to BC...they still talk about how clean BC was.
Hugs C

Jennifer Richardson said...

I LOVE looking through your photos....so many clever ideas
and creative ways of seeing.
(you're a grand teacher)
thanks for the beautiful share,
Jennifer