USA: WASHINGTON: Seattle

Visit diverse neighborhoods of Seattle, Washington in the following colorful photo galleries.

Downtown Seattle

The following photos of downtown Seattle include: sunset reflection on building skyline and Space Needle seen from Kerry Park, fireworks, Pike Street Public Market fish-throwing tradition, Seattle Public Library architecture, Seattle Center monorail.

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Seattle Center

The following photos from Seattle Center include: the Space Needle, International Fountain, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Monorail, EMP (Experience Music Project) reflective metallic building architecture, fanciful pig sculpture:

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The Space Needle (605 feet tall) annually hosts more than 1 million visitors, making it the number one tourist attraction in the Pacific Northwest. When the Space Needle was built in 1962 for the World’s Fair, it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. The entire Space Needle saucer does not rotate, only a 14-foot ring next tthe windows rotates on the SkyCity restaurant level. The 100 foot, or SkyLine, level was built in 1982. The original name of the Space Needle was “The Space Cage.” The original name of the restaurant was “Eye of the Needle.”

Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park

Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park opened in 2007 at the southern end of Myrtle Edwards Park (near both Seattle Center and the waterfront/Elliot Bay/Puget Sound). Free entry to the public. Address: 2901 Western Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98121.

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Seattle Public Library

Seattle Public Library was designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and finished in 2004:

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Seattle fireworks

The Fourth of July firework displays on Lake Union in Seattle make an exciting photo subject:

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University of Washington

Admire handsome architecture and attractive landscaping on a walk through the University of Washington in Seattle. The following photos include: Hutchinson Hall, Meany Hall auditorium, Meany Studio Theater, Chihuly art, Jones Playhouse, Japanese Garden in Washington Park Arboretum.

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Seattle art

The following photos of fascinating public art works in Seattle include:

  • Warren G. Magnuson Park on Sand Point Way NE
  • Seattle Center International Fountain
  • Seattle Public Library
  • Experience Music Project (EMP) and Seattle monorail
  • individual art studios
  • found art
  • Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park, opened in 2007 at the southern end of Myrtle Edwards Park (near both Seattle Center and the waterfront/Elliot Bay/Puget Sound). Free entry to the public. Address: 2901 Western Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98121.

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Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo

The following photos from the excellent Woodland Park Zoo include: jaguar, pink flamingos, Red Panda, hippopotamus, bald eagle, grizzly bear, Komodo dragon, Eastern Rosella, Bourke’s Parrot, budgerigar, Crocodile, Northern Pacific Rattlesnake, butterflies, tapir, Spangled Cotinga, plains zebra, female lion, African Wild Dog.

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Seattle Aquarium

For a cheerful splash of color in midwinter or any time, visit the Seattle Aquarium:

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Indoor plants, flowers

Cheer up year round by visiting the following warm, inviting places in the Seattle area:

  1. Volunteer Park Conservatory(telephone 206-684-4743) is located at 1400 E. Galer Street, Seattle, WA. The City of Seattle first acquired this land at the highest point (444 feet elevation) of Capitol Hill neighborhood in 1878 from a sawmill engineer. The Olmsted brothers, famous landscape architects, helped redesign the park. In 1901 City Park was renamed Volunteer Park to honor the volunteers who served in the Spanish-American War (1898-1902). The Conservatory was completed in 1912, and has been entirely renovated from 1980 to the present, showing 6200 square feet of public plant displays. The oldest plants on display now are probably the Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) and the Jade Tree (Crassula argentea), both over 75 years old.
  2. Molbak’s Garden & Home is a spectacular plant nursery in Woodinville. Let Molbak’s dazzle your senses with orchids, exotic plants, and seasonal plant displays such as a vast spread of Poinsettias around Christmas season.

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Seattle other

Miscellaneous photos from the Seattle area: partial solar eclipse over Puget Sound, Discovery Park lighthouse, ferry, fire hydrant, trees seen from above, iris flower, collapsing barn, red-orange sunset:

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Washington map of major parks, cities, roads, geography. (Tom Dempsey)

Washington map of major parks, cities, roads, geography. (Tom Dempsey)

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