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Smith Tower, Colman Dock, Pier 50, 2nd Avenue, Space Needle, Puget Sound, Seattle, WA, USA,

Fotoeins Friday: Seattle cityscape from Smith Tower

The view at the top of the historic Smith Tower in downtown Seattle is unobstructed, even though the tower is no longer the tallest building in the city. From its inauguration in 1914 until 1931, Smith Tower at a height of 148 metres (484 feet) was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

Aside from the protective fence, we’re outside and exposed without glass to get in the way of the view (and avoid internal reflections). As we walk around the observation deck, it’s no surprise to feel the force of the expected onshore breeze from the northwest. At left is Pier 50 and Colman Dock for Washington State WSDOT ferries which traverse Puget Sound. The Seattle Great Wheel is at centre, and following 2nd Avenue from the lower-right to the upper-right, your eye is drawn to the Space Needle in the distance.

I made the picture above on 10 October 2016 with the Canon 6D, 24-105 glass, and the following settings: 1/1000-sec, f/16, ISO2000, and 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as

3 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: Seattle cityscape from Smith Tower”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Cornelia. I’ve enjoyed rediscovering Seattle over the last couple of years, and I hope to go back and see some more. Thanks for your comment and for stopping by!


    • corneliaweberphotography

      Thank you for your response, I truly love Seattle. I have not forgotten you with your question of recommendations for walks in the summer time in Klais. I personally don’t have any suggestions, as I haven’t been there for a long time. A while ago I googled and I’m sure you will do the same. I might go back and find some pretty like lakes close to Klais, where you can walk around and even take a dip into the smooth water. Have a great sunday my friend.

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