Seattle, Washington, USA

The main section of Seattle_s downtown district (with Pike Place Market on the waterfront) faces Elliot Bay (on Puget Sound) to the west, Seattle, Washington, USA

The main section of Seattle’s downtown district (with Pike Place Market on the waterfront) faces Elliot Bay (on Puget Sound) to the west, Seattle, Washington, USA

 

Seattle, Washington, the Emerald City, offers a diversity of attractions — from the iconic Space Needle and Pike Place Market to the Olympic Sculpture Park and the avant-garde interactive rock ‘n’ roll museum known as EMP (recently renamed the Museum of Pop Culture).  Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy hiking, biking, boating, kayaking, and skiing.  Oenophiles have many wineries within easy reach and beer lovers can sample the suds from a slew of craft brewers.  For coffee lovers, Seattle is the world center for coffee roasting and coffee culture.  Home of Starbucks, Tully’s, Seattle’s Best Coffee and many outstanding independent roasters, there is never a lack of caffeine in the city.  The city is home to two of the five leading, large American technology giants – Amazon and Microsoft, as well as the headquarters of the retail chain, Costco (Apple, Alphabet (parent of Google), and Facebook are headquartered in San Francisco’s Silicon Valley).  Surrounded by water on three sides with the Olympic Mountains looming in the distance, Seattle is spread over six hills in a series of appealing neighborhoods, each with its own creative character.

 

The Space Needle, built for the 1962 World_s Fair, located in a huge civic complex known as “Seattle Center”, is known far and wide as the symbol of the city; Seattle, Washington,

The Space Needle, built for the 1962 World’s Fair, located in a huge civic complex known as “Seattle Center”, is known far and wide as the symbol of the city; Seattle, Washington, USA

 

Pike Place is known far and wide for its restaurants, cafes, and market shops offering fresh produce, fish, flowers, herbs wine, and household items; Seattle, Washington, USA

Pike Place is known far and wide for its restaurants, cafes, and market shops offering fresh produce, fish, flowers, herbs wine, and household items; Seattle, Washington, USA

 

Our ship docked at Pier 66 (the Bell Harbor Marina) which has a great view of the downtown high rises and the Ferris wheel; Seattle, Washington, USA

Our ship docked at Pier 66 (the Bell Harbor Marina) which has a great view of the downtown high rises and the Ferris wheel; Seattle, Washington, USA

 

Southeast of the city and ascending to 14,410 feet (4,392 meters) above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape; it is an active volcano and the most glac

Southeast of the city and ascending to 14,410 feet (4,392 meters) above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape; it is an active volcano and the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning six major rivers; Seattle, Washington, USA

 

When we sailed on the Washington State Ferry over to Bainbridge Island across Elliot Bay (part of Puget Sound), we got this beautiful image of our ship docked in downtown Seattle, Washin

When we sailed on the Washington State Ferry over to Bainbridge Island across Elliot Bay (part of Puget Sound), we got this beautiful image of our ship docked in downtown Seattle, Washington, USA, near Seattle Center and the Space Needle

 

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2 thoughts on “Seattle, Washington, USA

  1. Is the traffic as horrendous in Seattle as it is in SF?? With all of those headquarters there, it must be bringing in a lot of folks.

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    • Surprisingly, no. It was a holiday weekend and not too bad. Used Uber a lot!! No Uber in Vancouver, so wait forever for a taxi, even after calling (like right now at the pier..).

      On Jul 9, 2017 5:24 PM, “Where in the world is Riccardo?” wrote:

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