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Old Posted Aug 11, 2011, 2:19 AM
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The Emerald City: Seattle

In late March/early April, I had the opportunity to head up to the Pacific Northwest for some exploration of Seattle and Portland. A friend of mine was attending a medical conference in Seattle, so I tagged along and took advantage of the free hotel room (downtown Sheraton). I spent 5 nights in Seattle and then took Amtrak down to Portland for an additional 3 nights on my own (Portland photos here). The weather was overcast and showery for the most part, but that's to be expected in early spring.

Heading into Belltown after stopping by Top Pot Doughnuts on 5th Avenue for some coffee and two tasty doughnuts.












My little itty bitty teeny tiny glimpse of the Olympics
















Lower Queen Anne




Heading up Queen Anne hill








Heading to Kerry Park to check out a classic Seattle view.
































Looking down toward South Lake Union.




The view from Bhy Kracke Park on Queen Anne hill.












Checking out the homes on Queen Anne hill.






Continuing up the hill toward Upper Queen Anne


Upper Queen Anne neighborhood, Seattle.
























Queen Anne East neighborhood, Seattle.








Views from Queen Anne East northward toward Fremont.




The view from East Queen Anne hill looking eastward across Lake Union toward the East Lake neighborhood & Capitol Hill beyond the elevated highway (Interstate 5).


The view from East Queen Anne hill looking down toward Lake Union & Gas Works Park, with the University District in the background.


The view from East Queen Anne hill looking eastward across Lake Union toward East Lake, Portage Bay, Huskey Stadium, and Union Bay.


The view from East Queen Anne hill looking eastward across Lake Union toward the East Lake neighborhood & Capitol Hill beyond the elevated highway (Interstate 5).


Descending down the north side of Queen Anne hill toward the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Fremont.




Crossing the Lake Washington Ship Canal into Fremont, Seattle.


Fremont, Seattle.






Ballard, Seattle.
































Views looking south while walking along Market Street between Ballard and Wallingford.






Wallingford, Seattle.


























Crossing over I-5 while traveling from Wallingford to the University District in Seattle.


The University District near the University of Washington in Seattle.












The University of Washington campus.














The Lake Washington Ship Canal between the University District and Gas Works Park.




Gas Works Park on the north shore of Lake Union, Seattle.


A view from Gas Works Park along the north shore of Lake Union, Seattle.


Downtown from Gas Works Park


Aurora Ave/Highway 99 Bridge over the Lake Washington Ship Canal.




Back in Fremont, Seattle.








Downtown Seattle








What the hell is that brightness? Could it be sunshine? Yes indeed.




After enjoying some sunshine up on Queen Anne, I headed off to Ballard for a late brunch along the boat docks.




Heading to King Street station on Sunday morning to catch my Amtrak train to Portland.




It wasn't until I returned home that I realized I never captured any shots from Capitol Hill despite the fact I went up there every day. Anyway, hope you enjoyed this glimpse of Seattle from early spring.

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Old Posted Aug 11, 2011, 3:01 AM
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Very nice comprehensive look at Seattle.
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2011, 4:03 AM
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Holy shit what a great post. You captured places rarely captured. Good job with the labels too.
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2011, 4:13 AM
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Looks like you covered a lot of territory (including my neighborhood of Wallingford). Great tour!
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2011, 6:56 AM
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Nice looking city....lots of hills too.
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2011, 10:32 AM
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Beautifully done. You really captured the beauty & charm of the city.
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2011, 11:25 AM
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Fantastic pictures of the Emerald City, OhioGuy!

Thank you very much for so many beautiful pictures.

Seattle looks like a quiet city with much attraction. I´ve liked its streets and blossoms. Very nice pictures!

Congratulations and greetings from Madrid, Spain!
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Nice photos, I've always found Seattle's great skyline to be underrated. Seattle's geographic setting offers many interesting neighbourhoods and views of the skyline.
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wait, wait, wait. how have i spent as much time in seattle as i have and never heard of buy crack park? that is f'n great.

seaskyfan, that's a nice neighborhood you've got there. i stopped through wallingford a couple weeks ago.

good stuff, ohioguy. looks typically seattle for your visit, but you definitely turned over a lot of stones. i like the preview of the cascade train at the crossing at the bottom of the hill.
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Beautiful photos... and I think the overcast skies yielded some nice light conditions for you. Thanks for sharing!
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2011, 5:22 AM
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Those blossoms on campus are awesome Not sure how I feel about Sydney and Seattle both claiming 'The Emerald City'. I checked the wiki on it, I guess both picked up the nickname in the 80s. I don't know which city deserves it more. Sydney's claim on the name refers to the Emerald City of Oz (Aus) and there are some literary and theatrical references too. Seattle allegedly took on the name because the city is very green, they also stole/borrowed, through the process of a contest, the nickname from Eugene which had been using it before Seattle. Anyway, great shots.
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You really captured some nice photos of Seattle. Makes me want to hop on Amtrak and take a trip up the coast. It's been way too long (1991) since I visit that city.
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Awesome collection of photos. Can't wait to check out your Portland shots.
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Wow this was very comprehensive. I recognized U of W from the college tours... I remember it because of how unbelievably boring the introduction was lol. The fact that there was no air conditioning and the room was stuffy and full with sweaty people didn't help.

Seattle is an exceptionally beautiful city though.
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That was a superb tour. You covered a lot of territory beyond the usual tourist venues, and the photos are first-rate. Thanks for sharing that.
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Loving these threads of the PACNW...I'd say Seattle ranks up there with San Fran, Boston, and Philly with urbanity.
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As a Seattle resident, I disagree about ranking anywhere near those in urbanity. But we've been gradually infilling for decades, as you can see in the photos that mix a lof of eras of apartments. Detached houses are still our dominant land-use, even while multifamily recently took the lead in unit count. Greater Downtown and our neighborhood business districts and arterials can give the wrong impression of what's typical, because that's where density tends to go.
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Awesume Pictures. They are the finest I have ever seen on this forum. Dude I wish I could be as cool as you.
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2011, 8:54 AM
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great set! love the UW pictures.
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Old Posted Sep 9, 2011, 6:28 AM
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Definitely one of the best Seattle threads I've ever seen on here. You took great photos and really captured the essence of Seattle. I love that city and you really made me homesick!
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