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Old Posted Mar 4, 2012, 10:18 PM
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Day Trip to SEATTLE

Since moving to Vancouver nearly 5 years ago, I had yet to visit Seattle, having only really passed through a couple of times in the past. I finally managed to go there, only for a day, but I walked around a ton and I will be back very soon. I really enjoyed the city. Here's a glimpse of what I glimpsed that day, with minimal commentary, lots of old building pictures and some usual Seattle sights. Enjoy!

Starting the day at Pike Place Market:






















Moving on...:
































































































Calvin, quite the character:


















Maybe next time:








Capitol Hill was next up:








































Luchtime!


































I couldn't resist at least one picture of it:


























Thanks for viewing
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Daaaaang. Nice.
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Very awesome thread! Seattle is beautiful.
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Looks like you covered a lot of ground. Great photos!
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2012, 12:32 AM
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I love seeing photos of Seattle!
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2012, 12:42 AM
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Great mix of old and new, and that monorail is '80s perfection!
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A very nice way to view Seattle. I seriously have to plan a trip out there soon.
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2012, 2:25 AM
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great pictures. Seattle is beautiful and unique. It is one of a few cities I considered moving to several years ago when deciding where I am going to live. But I do have one question. How did graffiti get up here to the third floor?


edit. it's an abandoned building now that I look at the pic more? I didn't notice the ground level.
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2012, 3:02 AM
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Thanks for the comments y'all!


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great pictures. Seattle is beautiful and unique. It is one of a few cities I considered moving to several years ago when deciding where I am going to live. But I do have one question. How did graffiti get up here to the third floor?


edit. it's an abandoned building now that I look at the pic more? I didn't notice the ground level.
This was actually recently demolished earlier this week. I got the picture mere days before it bit the dust:
Photo by Rob Ketcherside:

Wipe the Slate Clean by Rob Ketcherside, on Flickr
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great pictures. Seattle is beautiful and unique. It is one of a few cities I considered moving to several years ago when deciding where I am going to live. But I do have one question. How did graffiti get up here to the third floor?


edit. it's an abandoned building now that I look at the pic more? I didn't notice the ground level.
As entheosfog mentioned, that building is dust (you literally saw it like a day before they started demoing the building, I bet you took the last ever picture of it intact, congrats!) and a 6ish story apartment building is going up in it's place. Over the past 4-5 years it has hosted squatter and druggies since a fire gutted the building and killed a man in the process, sad story building.

As for this thread, amazing, and as much ground as anybody I've seen in a days work. The sleepy winter Sunday vibe is relaxing.
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thanks for the tour! didn't know that three-headed light standard was the common light for downtown. love it!
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Very nice tour and pictures! Thanks.

I´d like to visit Seattle. I see it´s a vibrant city, with many attractions.

Congrats and greetings from Madrid, Spain!
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I enjoyed seeing your very intricate perspective of the city. People have mentioned that Seattle is too polished, but these photographs prove that there is some rich grit to go along with the beauty. It's a pretty sort of ugliness that I hold close to my heart. Thanks for the production!
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Great mix of old and new, and that monorail is '80s perfection!
It's actually early 60's-but it is midcentury perfection!
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Were you stalking that brunette wearing gray?
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2012, 7:42 AM
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Thanks for the continued comments
Blackbox, I totally agree with you about the grit (and beauty!), especially what I saw in Capitol Hill.

JiminyCricket II: the building looks like it had been renovated to look more modern at some point, a shame it had such bad luck.

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Were you stalking that brunette wearing gray?
haha! Not quite, she was my travel companion (read: my ex, now my dear friend ) and she snuck into some of the photos inadvertently. Or not so inadvertently.
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