David stands in front of the Space Needle and International Fountain at the Seattle Center, which was originally constructed for the 1962 World’s Fair.
It was a beautiful late summer day in Seattle at the International Fountain, which uses a variety of programmed spray sequences that are timed to music.
This photo captured a rainbow that arched right through the center of the International Fountain – a really wonderful picture.
Margrit, my wife, Don and David walk through the plaza beside the International Fountain at the Seattle Center – after a stop first at Nordstrom’s to do some shopping.
David reclines on a statue of a humpback whale at the Seattle Center, as it begins its dive back into the deep waters of Puget Sound.
The Seattle Center is a vibrant parks, festival and entertainment area in downtown Seattle, first created for the 1962 World’s Fair – here’s a close-up of David relaxing on the humpback whale statue.
The Space Needle is an official city landmark in Seattle, a beautiful and graceful design from the 1962 World’s Fair that Seattle hosted – with a nice revolving restaurant and observation deck at the top.
Don and David walk through a downtown plaza toward the Westlake Center – note the flower hearts above each set of main doors – picture #25 is a cropped close-up of one of the hearts.
The downtown Seattle skyline of 1996 hardly resembles the many skyscrapers and office buildings that exist there today – the Space Needle is the one unifying symbol since Seattle’s 1962 World’s Fair.
This is a cropped photo of an interesting piece of sculpture in downtown Seattle, in a nice area of open space that climbs up from the waterfront area for pedestrians to access downtown.
This photo shows the entire view of the sculpture area and open space from the previous photo from a distance – an entire street was removed to create an open plaza of stairs to climb up into downtown.
This picture shows the Alaskan Way Viaduct, an elevated freeway running along Seattle’s waterfront that creates a barrier between downtown and the possibility of accessing a clean, open and efficient waterfront area. (visit: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ projects/Viaduct/ )
I loved this rabbit sculpture that David is sitting on – which I believe was actually taken in Kirkland or Bellevue, WA because of the shirt he’s wearing in the previous photo set – a city needs public works of art to create a warm and inviting downtown and parks system for its people and visitors.
David proudly holds a couple of cold drinks that he and Don purchased out in front of the Pike Place Public Farmer’s Market – one of the most famous of Seattle’s landmarks.
With fresh salmon on ice on display behind him at the Pike Place Public Farmer’s Market, David poses for my camera with a touch of theater and drama in his mannerism.
A giant shadow of a man looms outside the Seattle Art Museum on a beautiful sunny day – the shadow is actually a giant piece of art sculpture made of metal in the silhouette of a man.
David only comes up to the sculpture’s ankle as he stands beside it in his red and white striped shirt – just outside the main entrance of the Seattle Art Museum.
Seattle has always been a vibrant mecca for music, bands and street performers – here a music group performs on the sidewalk in front of a downtown storefront.
David stands in front of one of Seattle’s iconic totem poles wearing his compass – the NW has a long history and tradition spanning centuries, of totem poles being carved by Native American tribes.
I liked seeing this sailing ship on Seattle’s waterfront – reminding me of the waterfront area I visited in Copenhagen, Denmark years ago – both cities are exciting places to visit.
David peers through a sidewalk telescope that allowed him to get a closer view of the many boats and ships in Puget Sound – on a gorgeous late summer day on Seattle’s waterfront.
The car and passenger ferry, “Royal Victorian” takes on new passengers as it prepares to sail north to the city of Victoria on Vancouver Island – our family would be aboard later in the week.
A distant car ferry is underway for a destination somewhere in Puget Sound on a magnificent day to be on the water – in the late 1970s I commuted by car ferry from the town of Winslow on Bainbridge Island into downtown Seattle to work every day for a few months.
Another car ferry traverses Puget Sound past Seattle’s downtown waterfront – the ferry system is an amazing and vast network of highly reliable car ferries and routes that people depend on everyday in the Puget Sound area.
This cropped photo of a floral heart was one of two that hung over the entrance doors of the Westlake Center, creating a beautiful set of entrance decorations.