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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

Salumi Artisan Cured Meats, Seattle, WA, USA,

My Seattle: Salumi’s succulent salami

17 February 2012, early into my year-long RTW.

I haven’t stepped foot in Seattle since 2003, and in that time I’ve learned about the joy that is Salumi.

Salumi Artisan Cured Meats is a well-known salumeria or Italian delicatessen, located in the Pioneer Square area of downtown Seattle. Salumi was established by Armandino Batali, retired Boeing engineer and father to renowned chef Mario Batali. The day-to-day operations are now run by various members of the Batali family.

A quick online-search shows that there have been many words written about Salumi. I can only add precious few, as it’s preferable to leave the descriptions to the following photos.

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