Archive for the ‘Landmarks’ Category

Arboretum Footbridge

On the shore of Lake Washington, near the University of Washington campus, lies the Washington Park Arboretum. Within the park is a couple of islands that are part of a wildlife area, right near where the floating bridge passes over. In this serene scene, we look over the still, lily pad infested corner of the […]

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Lime Kiln Lighthouse

The Lime Kiln Light Station, built in 1919, is located in Lime Kiln Point State Park, on the west side of San Juan Island in Dead Man’s Bay overlooking Haro Strait. The lighthouse was the last major lighthouse to be built in Washington State. It was also the last to be converted from an oil-burning […]

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Going to the Library

This afternoon I was thinking about libraries and books, since the subject had come up a couple of times. Then I was looking for a new picture for the blog, and came upon this one. This is the North East Branch of the Seattle Public Library. It was here that I made my first foray […]

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Space Needle With Green Trees

Well, since I posted a close up of the white-colored Space Needle a couple of days ago, I thought I should do the same with the green-colored Space Needle of recent history. The green “Trees” paint job was a result of a local contest. It was there for a while before I even realized that […]

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The Space Needle — Now in White!

I have a strong opinion about the Space Needle. I believe that the Space Needle should be painted in it’s original “Galaxy Gold” color. The color that most people know as orange. That is the proper color for a Space Needle, and the color that it was painted for it’s recent 50th anniversary year. Then […]

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More Montlake Bridge

Bridges are a favorite of mine, just because they are an interesting feature of an otherwise natural landscape. That, and I was having a difficult time choosing between the East-pointing photo that I used yesterday and today’s photo taken facing West. One of the other things about bridges is they are good for some interesting […]

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The Montlake Bridge

The Montlake Bridge crosses the Montlake Cut, a strip of waterway that connects Lake Union to Lake Washington as part of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. It connects the University District to the Montlake Neighborhood, at the edge of the University of Washington campus. The Montlake Bridge is celebrated as the site of boating season’s […]

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Behind the Public Market

Everyone, it seems has either taken a picture of or seen a picture of the big neon signs above the Pike Place Market in Downtown Seattle. But I have yet to see a picture of the same signs from behind the building. This photo was taken this Summer along Alaskan Way on the Waterfront, looking […]

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Old Town and New

The Portland Skyline is made up of many parts — some old and some new. While the water tank on Old Town and the White Stag Clothing signs have been there just about forever, the starkness of the straight, tall lines of the US Bank Tower are just that, stark. But it really takes a […]

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The Smith Tower at Pioneer Square

The Smith Tower has been a Seattle landmark since 1914, and was the tallest building on the West Coast until the building of the Space Needle in 1962. The building has a long and interesting history, and is still thriving today. It fits in beautifully with neighboring Pioneer Square, from where the building is photographed […]

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