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Seattle - 2009

We went to down town Seattle for a long weekend in September 2009, and I can't think of a reason to ever go back, unless the city ignores the "US economy" and focusses on rebuilding a city and providing for its inhabitants again.

Parks filled with homeless people, half the stores empty or partially vacated, litter all over the place, hobos on every corner, only a handful of people walking down the streets on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in the middle of down town... Seattle is dead. Don't go there if you want to see the city, there's nothing left to see.

Although you can still go for attractions that let you ignore the city itself.

2009-09-26 16:33:15

We are the walrus

We stayed at the Double Tree Artic Club hotel. Walrusses are arctic, right?

2009-09-26 12:50:06

Merry and Artis de Partis

They hoiked the bed even before we were properly installed!

2009-09-26 13:36:33

dragon pole

There were dragons draped around poles all over China town.

2009-09-26 15:40:58

dragon pole 2

There were dragons draped around poles all over China town.

2009-09-26 15:39:27

A Chinese gate

The Seattle Chinese gate looks pretty much identical to the one in Vancouver. Who designs these things? >_>

2009-09-26 15:40:09

A Chinese gate closer up

The Seattle Chinese gate looks pretty much identical to the one in Vancouver. Who designs these things? >_>

2009-09-26 15:42:16

A Chinese gate, reverse

The Seattle Chinese gate looks pretty much identical to the one in Vancouver. Who designs these things? >_>

2009-09-26 15:43:39

Note to civic engineers: don't do this

Here's a brilliant idea. Let's make the city look like shit even more by not solving the problem of too many pigeons, but by sticking spikes on anything that a bird can sit on.

wtf.

2009-09-26 20:29:59

Seattle waterfront

Reflected waterfront lights in the pier water.

2009-09-26 20:30:30

Night time Seattle skyline

Taken with the almost embarassingly cheap 18-55 VRII... shot hand-resting it on a pier head.

Did I mention it has the same quality as the ten times more expensive 17-55 VR?

2009-09-26 20:38:31

A night pose

One of the few places that didn't have litter everywhere.

2009-09-26 20:47:08

A Seattle plaque

It is ironic (or perhaps more insulting) that they celebrated the recovery from the fires, but don't seem to give a rat's ass about saving Seattle now that it's in real trouble.

2009-09-27 16:17:16

The Seattle Music Museum

Unlike the gugenheim, the plates on this building were not neatly aligned. Close up, it was actually fairly ugly >_>

2009-09-27 16:21:02

The Seattle Music Museum, pink

Next to the blank metal plated building sits a pink metal plated one.

Interesting architecture, I will give it that.

2009-09-27 16:25:58

The Space Needle

We didn't go in, because it's ludicrously expensive, but it certainly dominates the skyline, and looks pretty cool.

2009-09-27 16:27:26

Receeding Recursion

Compositional shot.

2009-09-27 16:37:13

Crane Et. Moon

It was an odd crane, and weighed down by the moon. Worth a snap I thought.

2009-09-27 16:40:28

The white tree

Okay, well, no. The metal tree really, but it reminded me of the white tree from Lord of the Rings.

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