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Mount Rainier, Century Link Field, Safeco Field, Alaskan Way Viaduct, Victor Steinbrueck Park, Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA, USA,

Fotoeins Friday: Mount Rainier, sleeping giant

At the northwest corner of Pike Place Market in Seattle, Victor Steinbrueck Park provides a beautiful view which includes Washington State Ferries shuttling between Seattle and locations around central Puget Sound. Mount Rainier looms over CenturyLink Field (left) and Safeco Field (right). At a height of 4392 metres (14410 feet), Mount Rainier is a dormant stratovolcano in the Cascade Mountain Range, and is the highest mountain in Washington State (and, naturally, very prominent on license plates). The line-of-sight distance from camera position to the summit of Mount Rainier is 95 kilometres (59 miles).

At lower-left is the Alaskan Way Viaduct which will be demolished in favour of a tunnel under downtown Seattle.

Postscript: After closure on 11 January 2019, demolition of the viaduct began on 12 February 2019, lasted about nine months, and concluded on 21 November 2019.

I made the photo on 11 May 2016 with the Canon EOS6D, 24-105 L zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/1250s, f/5, ISO100, and 90mm focal-length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as

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