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Seattle Photo Highlights

I had a blast in Seattle a few weeks ago. I absolutely love this vibrant American city. Here are some of my highlights in photos that will inspire you to visit.

 

Seattle Photo Highlights

Seattle cityscape. My view from the boat cruse I took around Elliot Bay

 

Have you ever wanted to visit the Emerald City?  A few weeks ago, I had an absolute blast exploring a lot of the top sites this fun city has to offer.  Seattle has a Seattle City Pass which you can buy at any of the main attractions in the city (I bought mine at the Space Needle).  If you want to get a taste of this glorious city then the pass is your key. Offering admission to 5 of Seattle’s top attractions, you save almost 50% on each one. My favourite attractions in the pass included that of the Space Needle, the Argosy Harbour Cruise and the the Chilhuly Garden And Glass Museum to name a few. As well I also really enjoyed learning more about popular music at the Experience Music Project Museum in the city centre. Here are my photo highlights from my trip;

 

Pike Place Market

 

Seattle Photo Highlights

The old “Public Market” Sign

 

Pike Place is one of the oldest running markets in the city. It was established in the early 1900’s as a way to for the public to find affordable produce and goods.  Still running to this very day, it attracts people from all over the world. I loved watching the guys throw the fish at the Pike Place Fish Market as well as getting to listen to some buskers play old-time music. As well I bought at frappe from the very first Starbucks which opened at Pike Place Market in the 1970’s. This is awesome because it’s the only Starbucks where you can find the original logo. My absolute favourite part about this Market was the “Gum Wall.” This attraction is situated in Post Alley on the outer edge of the market. People have stuck gum, business cards and other trinkets on this wall.

 

Seattle Photo Highlights

The bus stop at Pike Place Market

 

Seattle Photo Highlights

The very first and original Starbucks

 

Seattle Photo Highlights

Inside the Original Pike Place Starbucks.

 

Seattle Photo Highlights

The Gum Wall in Post Alley

 

The Space Needle

The Space Needle is to this day the most iconic structure that’s a part of the Seattle skyline. It was built for the Seattle World Fair in 1962. It was thought that all buildings of the future would look this way. The Space Needle is unique in its own way. If you decide to go with the City Pass you have the option to visit the space need both during the day and at sunset. I got to do this and it was awesome to compare the view from day to night. Make a trip up the Space Needle a priority on your Seattle sight-seeing to-do list.

 

Seattle Photo Highlights

The Space Needle During the Day.

 

Seattle Photo Highlights

Seattle Space Needle at Night.

 

Seattle Photo Highlights

The view at the top of the Space Needle during the day.

 

Seattle Photo Highlights

View of Seattle from the Space Needle at night.

 

More Photo Highlights

 

Seattle Photo Highlights

Glass art on the ceiling of the Chilhuly Garden and Glass Museum

 

Seattle Photo Highlights

View of Seattle with Mt Rainer in the background.

 

Seattle Photo Highlights

International Fountain with the Space Needle in the Background.

 

So do these pictures convince you to visit Seattle? Whether you go in winter, spring fall or summer you will always find something to see and do in this city. As a result of being in this city for only just a short time, I just scraped the surface. In conclusion, I hope to return to the Emerald City soon. As well, I hope I have inspired you dear reader to give this city a visit.

 

 

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