Archive for the ‘Landmarks’ Category

Through the Looking Glass

In an older part of the Pike Place Market, in the area where the crafters are selling their goods, there is a row of old windows that look out over Elliott Bay. It would be easy to overlook them as the focus of the tourists and shoppers are the wares in the foreground. But the […]

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Columbia Center Aglow

There is much beauty in nature. But we can certainly combine modern structures with nature to create beauty, too. The Columbia Center is the tallest building in the state of Washington, and indeed in all of Cascadia. Plunging into the cloudy sky, it favorably reflects the sun on a spring day. Photo: Taken in Downtown […]

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Mount Hood in the Morning

It is still hazy on a Spring morning with the sun coming up. The city and the state come in layers: The mountain in the background. The hills of East Portland. A couple of buildings from the South Waterfront. And, finally, a bit of shrubbery next to the sidewalk on Terwilliger Blvd. Photo: Taken in […]

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Oso Landslide

You can read about a catastrophic event all you want, but it sometimes doesn’t really hit home until you see the destruction or the aftermath. I recently had reason to drive past the site of the 2014 Oso Landslide about 10 months after it happened. Seeing the size of the slide and the hill really […]

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Lighthouse Lamp

Some things are different depending upon your point of view. Here we have just the lens part of the Mukilteo Lighthouse. Today, the light is known as much for it’s historical value as it is for it’s continuing value to mariners. The signs inside identify the landmarks that can be seen in various directions from […]

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Ship Canal Bridge

THe Ship Canal Bridge carries Interstate 5 over the Lake Washington Ship Canal near Lake Union in Seattle. It is not often photographed from this angle, though. What you don’t hear is the roar of the freeway over the park. Photo: Taken from South Passage Point Park in Seattle on 1 August 2014.

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University Bridge Open

During the Summer, it seems that all of the bridges along the Lake Washington Ship Canal are open as much as they are closed. Here, we see the drawbridge, a nearby boathouse, a construction crane, and four ducks. Ironically, ducks in the shadow of the U of Washington campus. No Huskies in sight, though. Photo: […]

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Waiting for the Drawbridge

This is actually a test to see if I can post a blog entry with my phone. A bit of bad luck this week as I arrived at the University Bridge just as it was starting to go up for a passing  sailboat. At least I was the first one across when it came back […]

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Flower House in West Seattle

Some people have flowers in their yard, and some people have flower boxes. I don’t quite know how to classify this one, as the people who live here have virtually turned their whole house into a garden. Or a flower box. The West Seattle houses face beautiful Alki Beach with a full view of Elliott […]

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Vista House From Afar

It has been a long time since I put a photo of Vista House in this blog. And, I say, the more scenic and majestic the view, the better! So here is a view of Vista House and a chunk of Columbia River view for your enjoyment. Photo: Taken along the Historic Columbia River Highway, […]

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