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Old Posted May 8, 2013, 4:57 AM
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SEATTLE downtown and beyond

so many beautiful streetscapes... pics taken by the end of April. felt like a West Coast Montreal. too bad I didn't take advantage of the massive music scene, my mood was more like dining late, then having superb Washington State wines and good books in my hotel room, and waking up early to walk and walk and walk the city.

and what about the State itself, mountains, wild beaches, surnatural forests... but it's an urban forum



































































































































































































































































































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Wow, fantastic thread! I think this is one of the most comprehensive threads of the city that i've seen on here. Thanks for sharing.
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Great shots! Looks like you really got to see the City.
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Simply marvelous. You covered alot of ground. Thanks for the showcase.
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Nice work. Given how much time I've spent in BC it's a bit strange I've never made it down to Seattle. One day.
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You surely did cover a lot of ground. Outstanding set!

You caught two of my favorite buildings in Seattle....the Thai place on 45th and the blue apartments in Fremont with the stainless(?) artwork up the side.

Gotta see the marsh walk too. I hope it's still open as they're rebuilding the 520 bridge...
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Great work! That was an awesome portrait of Seattle!

What's the story on the "Wall of Death" under the bridge?
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A proper and legit showing. Well done.
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Very enjoyable photo thread!
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Great work! That was an awesome portrait of Seattle!

What's the story on the "Wall of Death" under the bridge?
It's a public art installation that pays tribute to a carnival motorcycle act from the 20s and 30s and it was also a really popular skateboarding location for a while (the City filled in a particular trench that reduced it's popularity among skateboarders).

Here's a link to more info:

http://almostoneaday.blogspot.com/20...-of-death.html
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It's a public art installation that pays tribute to a carnival motorcycle act from the 20s and 30s and it was also a really popular skateboarding location for a while (the City filled in a particular trench that reduced it's popularity among skateboarders).

Here's a link to more info:

http://almostoneaday.blogspot.com/20...-of-death.html
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It's a public art installation that pays tribute to a carnival motorcycle act from the 20s and 30s and it was also a really popular skateboarding location for a while (the City filled in a particular trench that reduced it's popularity among skateboarders).

Here's a link to more info:

http://almostoneaday.blogspot.com/20...-of-death.html
thanks for the information! I tried to find out more about it on line, and even Seattleites seem confused about this weird piece of art.
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You caught two of my favorite buildings in Seattle....the Thai place on 45th and the blue apartments in Fremont with the stainless(?) artwork up the side.

Gotta see the marsh walk too. I hope it's still open as they're rebuilding the 520 bridge...
the Marsh Island Trail was super muddy! the bridges look in an ok shape. but that was cool and a very surprising walk. such intimacy with wetlands and water.

that walk, among many others, was an idea I found in this very interesting book :


http://seattlebackpackersmagazine.co...lking-seattle/

for anyone having a few days in Seattle, this book's the best travel partner you can get! maybe even for Seattleites who want to (re)discover their own city...
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Nice work. Given how much time I've spent in BC it's a bit strange I've never made it down to Seattle. One day.
a bit strange, indeed

Vancouver and Seattle are so different. Vancouver seemed more like a postcard to me, an architect's dream, a giant resort that needs to impress (and it succeeds perfectly), while Seattle appeared more like a «normal» city with a more discrete and confident personality. city vs city, dangerous ground, I stop it!
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Thanks for sharing! Very nice city and pictures.

I´m wishing to visit Seattle. Lovely city. Pretty resindential neighbourhoods.

Congrats and greetings from Madrid, Spain!
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Nice, Seattle has its special character
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Nicely done.

I heart Seattle.
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