Seattle

10 days in a beautiful city visiting a beautiful friend.  Between the usual hotspots and places off the beaten path it was a photography haven.  My top 5 things in Seattle:

  • decent public transportation // light rail, bus, ferry, train...all for a decent price
  • Pike Place Market // flowers, street food, caf├ęs, brick streets, street musicians, fresh produce (also a good place to gawk at nice cameras)
  • sandy beaches // refreshing (read: cold) water of Puget Sound, jellyfish that look like egg yolks, kelp, options to rent kayaks and paddleboards
  • International District // both authentic and American-style Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese food within walking distance of downtown
  • green space // contra-dancing at Green Lake, walking around Volunteer Park, and walking the trail to Golden Gardens
 Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

 Three Girls Bakery, open since 1912.  Seattle Times article about the bakery   here  .

Three Girls Bakery, open since 1912.  Seattle Times article about the bakery here.

 Muffins and scones and heaven

Muffins and scones and heaven

Monorail between Westlake Center and Seattle Square

That landmark that's kinda popular...I think it's called the Galaxy Probe...or maybe it's the Space Needle...

Ferry to Bainbridge!  This seagull guarded the life raft capsule en route.  The mark on the underside of its beak clearly marks its induction into the secret society of Avian Water Guards

 Photo by Mira Hall, my Seattle host <3

Photo by Mira Hall, my Seattle host <3

Looking back at the pier

En route to Bainbridge on the ferry I captured this time lapse of the Seattle shoreline using the ferry's railing for stability.  I still have a ways to go in terms of timelapse photography, but I am proud of this one!

 Cargo Shipyard

Cargo Shipyard

 Seattle skyline seen from the ferry

Seattle skyline seen from the ferry

Double exposure of the skyline

Space Needle at night

 Alki beach via Instagram

Alki beach via Instagram

 Sounder commuter train

Sounder commuter train

I traveled north of Seattle to the mid-sized city of Edmonds, a gorgeous 20-minute commute along the edge of Puget Sound on the Sounder train.

A heron walking along the shoreline

Fishing for King Salmon on the Edmonds pier

Urchin-encrusted breakwater

Sunset over the waterfront as seen from the highway going into Seattle

<3 Seattle