Sunday, August 1, 2010

Saturday Afternoon in Seattle

We got off to a late start, but we decided to spend Saturday afternoon in Seattle. There's so much to see there, though, so we had to narrow down our mini tour. I've heard about the statue of Jimi Hendrix, who was born in Seattle, so we had to hunt that down first. It's in the Broadway district, right next to Central Seattle Community College...


Here's Jimi...


Soaking in some sunshine on the college field...

Then we headed to Pioneer Square, the historical district of Seattle...



There was a lot of activity in the square-
artists, musicians, venders and lots of young people hanging out...



There are lots of brick buildings in this area...





Then we had to hit up Seattle's number one tourist destination -
Pike Place Market

The fish vendors...


The first Starbucks...


The Seattle Art Museum...

Next on our list were the Hiram C. Chittenden Locks
that link the Puget Sound and Salmon Bay.
Here you see the boats entering one of the locks...

They tie up to one another...

Then the gates shut...

The water level rises...

And the gates open back up allowing the boats
to travel toward Lake Union...


Here's another lock with boats heading toward the Sound...



The sky was getting a bit gray as we hit up our last stop,
Gas Works Park...

You get great views of Union Lake
and the Seattle skyline from here...





Sea planes continuously land and take off in the lake...

The setting sun as we headed north
on Interstate 5 back to Anacortes...
Click HERE to view photos from my visit to Seattle in the springtime.

2 comments:

Chako-chan said...

I enjoyed the beautiful shots. I now know where Starbucks started and how the locks work.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Hi Linnea,
Hope you and F are having a great time in the NW, and hope Z is enjoying summer school. Seattle is another of those places I would love to visit. Looking at your photos I sense that there are a lot of references there that I don't know about. Of course I knew about the Starbucks link. And the rain! I didn't know Jimi Hendrix was born there, but when I saw that I wondered if you had seen my post about him a few weeks back. (It's here: http://postcardsfromwildwood.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/voodoo-chile/ ) The coincidence is striking. He didn't actually die here but his last official performance was here in Sept 1970, so we have our own statue of him on the Isle of Wight too. I LOVE your capture of the table and chairs with the shadows.
Janice.