Monday, 12 March 2012

SEATTLE, USA

Seattle is the county seat of King County, Washington, USA. With 608,660 residents as of the 2010 Census, Seattle is the largest city in the Northwestern United States. The Seattle metropolitan area of about 3.4 million inhabitants is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the country. The city is a major coastal seaport situated on a narrow isthmus between Puget Sound (an arm of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 114 miles (183 km) south of the Canada–United States border. In 2010, Seattle was the sixth busiest port in the United States, serving as a major gateway for trade with Asia.


We visited this city in 2001 and loved every minute of it. The Space Needle, dating from the Century 21 Exposition (1962), is Seattle's most recognisable landmark. The fairgrounds surrounding the Needle have been converted into Seattle Center, which remains the site of many local civic and cultural events, such as Bumbershoot, Folklife, and the Bite of Seattle. Seattle Center plays multiple roles in the city, ranging from a public fair ground to a civic centre. The Seattle Center Monorail was also constructed for Century 21 and still runs from Seattle Center to Westlake Center, a downtown shopping mall, a little over a mile to the southeast. Other notable Seattle landmarks include Pike Place Market, the Fremont Troll, the Experience Music Project (EMP) and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (at Seattle Center), and the Seattle Central Library.


While we were there we saw an outdoor art exhibition of decorated pig statues. These were quite amazing and the creativity and richness of invention in decorating them individualistically was great to see.


This post is part of the Mellow Yellow Monday meme,
and also of the Our World Tuesday meme.

















10 comments:

  1. Wonderful tour of Seattle. I love the series of pigs, the one with the wings is my favorite. I have heard the Market is a must to visit while in Seattle. The last shot of the stars is beautiful, are they lights? Wonderful post, thanks for sharing your trip.

    ReplyDelete
  2. All the Seattle scenes posted here are alive with colour and character! The multi-coloured pig and the winged pig are creative wonders, but the beautiful expression on the flower seller's face is pure magic!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great photos! I like all the yellows in the first one!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Those photos are beautiful. Love street photography ^_^

    MYM

    ReplyDelete
  5. i enjoyed my visit to Seattle about 2 years ago. the Pike Market was my first destination.:p great photos!

    ReplyDelete
  6. ow, i especially like those pigs!!
    there is so much of the usa that i havent seen yet. where is the time and money to do it?! :(

    ReplyDelete
  7. So pretty!

    Please come and see the yellows from "It's a Small World" attraction of Disney World.

    ReplyDelete
  8. How wonderful to see my own world of Seattle through your eyes/camera, Nick! Your captures are fantastic and show some of the very best that Seattle has to offer!! Terrific!! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

    ReplyDelete
  9. first photo, a gold city, you need sunnies to protect your eyes.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great selection Nick. Love that top one of the city at night - pretty. And those pigs remind me of the group we have here in Rundle Mall, Adelaide - except Seattle's are much more colorful! Have a happy week.

    ReplyDelete

I love to hear from you, so please comment. I appreciate constructive criticism as it improves my skills as an amateur photographer.