Saturday, September 27, 2014

A visit to Seattle Pt 3 – We finally arrive in Seattle

 

We rolled out of the Air Museum headed for Tacoma, but before we could even get on the freeway we had to turn around and go back, when we drove by what appeared to be a giant hat and boots.

 

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Hmmm. Yup, gonna have to confirm that one. It’s the Hat ‘n’ Boots in Oxbow Park.

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Damn big boots!

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Well, that was unexpected and fun – on to Seattle proper!

You can’t go to Seattle without taking lots of pictures of the Space Needle. I think there’s a law…

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And of course every angle is more interesting with this monstrosity, er, I mean, creative-looking building next to it.

 

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I does make for interesting pictures!

 

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MONORAIL! MONORAIL!

 

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Neat reflections!

 

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Chihuly glass sculptures

 

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After wandering around the Space Needle for a bit we decided to head up to Kerry Park, because I heard it was THE place to get a great shot of Seattle. We knew it would be really crowded, as it’s a tiny park, and you have to park blocks away and walk to it.

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There were tons of people there already, taking pictures. We even saw foreigners taking selfies with their cameras held out on long sticks to get a better view of themselves! I guess they didn’t want to hand their phone to strangers to snap a pic for them? Anyway, we worked our way around and found a spot with a view to snap a few pics at.

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Totally worth it. Seattle with Mt Rainier in the background, and sailboats and ferries on Elliot Bay.

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Closer view of Seattle (with a little tweaking to make it pop!)

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I wanted some sunset/night shots, so we decided to go to dinner to kill some time. Our favorite restaurant, The Keg, was not very far away, so we headed there, going over the floating bridge…which was open for boat traffic!

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Well, that was fun. Don’t get to stop on a bridge, get out and walk around everyday!

Back to Seattle after dinner

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Still lots of people at Kerry Park, possibly MORE than during the daytime. Or it just felt like it because now they all had tripods for night shots. I brought my tripod too, just for this! So I had to just be patient and wait for a spot to open up. I aimed for this grassy area below the main viewing rail and waited to squeeze in there.

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Again..Totally worth it!

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I’m really impressed with the quality I’m getting from my Nikon 5100 and kit lens. For a cheap little DSLR, I think it does pretty well. Check out the close up!

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That was enough fun for one day. We had to pack it in, since when you take a weekend trip, you really only have Saturday to play. Well, Saturday, and maybe a tiny bit of Sunday. Coming up next – Sunday!

 

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1 comment:

heather said...

WOW, so worth the wait on getting the Seattle skyline shots, wow. The rest of the photos are very nice, too, good job !