I love playing tour guide to out of town guests and I never get tired of showing off our beautiful Emerald City. But YOU probably get tired of seeing the same ol’ photos every time we head to Seattle. So today I attempted to approach the city with a new photographic perspective and take some photos that you haven’t seen before. I had some success but fell victim to my old ways a few times as well.
First, my “failures”:
Oh look! It’s the Space Needle!
And the same shot I’ve taken, without fail, every single time I stand in that spot.
Oh my god! Watch out! A flying saucer.
(Why do I even DO this?)
An eraser? Yes, an eraser. Just like the last time we were at the Olympic Sculpture Gardens.
Gee, how creative. Uh huh. (I think I need photography lessons.)
But I was able to shoot some new perspectives as well.
EMP (Experience Music Project) has walls that look like a microphone.
And ceilings that look like a meteor-riddled space station on Mars.
EMP (which has no straight lines, in case you haven’t noticed) from the Monorail platform.
A dumpster at Pike Place market.
Old and new. (OK, I agree – not all that creative…)
The wall at the Olympic Sculpture Gardens museum.
A metal tree. Really!
Orange (Kat) and orange (Art).
Kids at Golden Gardens at sunset.
I love this little boy and I don’t even know him.
It was a hot day (89 degrees, not 103 like last week) so we drank a lot of water. Which meant that I saw a lot of bathroom floors.
At Pike Place Market:
At Spaghetti Factory, where we had an early dinner:
And at sandy Golden Gardens beach:
(TMI perhaps, but ya gotta admit – kinda interesting, eh?)
And of course we had to have a few pictures of people!
Elisabeth and Ulli:
Michael and Ulli and a salmon-on-planks barbeque at Golden Gardens:
Kat and Tom listening to the fountain. No really – the water was synchronized with some great classical music. Mesmerizing!
Father and daughter:
It was a wonderful day but we’re all thoroughly exhausted! Unfortunately tomorrow is a work day for me and Ulli and Michael will be heading south to spend a few days on the Oregon Coast and then to visit my dad in Ashland, Oregon.
Speaking of… have you given more thought to buying his house?