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Puget Sound from Waterfront Park, Seattle, WA, USA

Fotoeins Friday: Sound ferry

Among many things, the American city of Seattle is known for Pike Place Market; the coffee (lots of coffee and cafés!); her sports teams: Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders; and the home city headquarters for Amazon, Microsoft, and Starbucks. A visit to Waterfront Park confirms another important and defining aspect of Seattle: her proximity to mountains and water. A number of Ferries go up and down and across Puget Sound, serving various communities in neighbouring San Juan Islands and the Olympic Peninsula; some boats cross the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Victoria, Canada.

Have you visited Seattle? What’s your favourite highlight from The Emerald City? Please leave your comments below!

I made this photo on 10 February 2012. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.

8 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: Sound ferry”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Leigh, and I agree! Seattle’s Pike Place Market really does have something for everyone: coffee, baked goods, meat, seafood, fruit and veg, perogies! And more often than not, there’s a lot of people to watch, in and out of the market. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Cathy Sweeney

    Cool pic, Henry. I like the focus on the telescope — actually makes it seem like a sculpture instead of a functional device. I’ve only been to Seattle on business for a couple of days. Had no time for sightseeing, unfortunately, but enjoyed walking from the hotel to appointments downtown. Hoping to make a real visit sometime.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thank you, Cathy! It’s amazing how the actual “focus” point affects the final photo. 🙂 I’m glad you picked up on the sculptural element of the telescope, as I also wanted to express how the solitary stationary telescope also represents any of us who pass by and look through “to the other side.” There are very interesting neighbourhoods in and around Seattle, and lots to entertain anyone. If you like artisenal meat and cheese (wait, Italy, anyone?), there’s a place called Salumi started up and run by Mario Batali’s parents (or used to). There’s always a lineup out the door the few (and somewhat irregular) times they’re open. It was so good, I had to write about it, too. I think you both would love it, too. 🙂 Thanks again for your comments!

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  2. Nancie

    Hi Henry,

    I was in Seattle once, and that’s where I went, Pike’s Market. Loved it and have often thought of returning to Seattle to see more of the city. This shot is gorgeous.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Nancie. I’m sure some might not advocate Pike Place Market for the crowds, but I think the variety of food is always worth a look and a nibble. The market serves as a capable introduction to the people and (everyday) desires of Seattle! Thanks again for reading and for your comment!

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  3. InsideJourneys

    Great shot, Henry. It made me want to see what’s in the distance.
    I’ve not been to Seattle, but have always heard great things about it. Especially Pike’s Market.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Marcia, and thanks! I too want to know (and go) to those places in the distance; mountains and open water always have that effect on me, too. 🙂 Come soon and visit Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, and Portland! (I think I covered the big bases!) Thanks for reading and for your comment!

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