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ferris wheel

Mar 262013
 

Seattle is very much a waterfront city.  Wandering around there at any time of day is a lot of fun, but I especially like the night time.  I was there last summer for a wedding and since our hotel was only 3 blocks from the water I broke away for an hour to do some exploring.

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Feb 262013
 

Typical summer day in Seattle.  Stereotypically, at least.  Sunny the day before, sunny the day after.  But it was on this day I was wandering around downtown, taking in the sights and sounds of this beautiful place.  Perfectly cloudy NW Washington.  Although I grew up just 90 miles north of here, I had never been up the Columbia tower building.  The largest building in town has an observation deck, enclosed of course, and it costs a few dollars to get in, but it’s great for sweeping views of Seattle and the Puget Sound.

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Oct 162012
 

Though it’s not your amusement park thrill ride, the new Seattle waterfront ferris wheel is great for viewing both the city and the Puget Sound.  I wish it were more open where you could rock your car back and forth almost to the point of flipping.  But, this wheel’s cars are modern, all glassed in, safe.  Just right for viewing.  Anyway, it’s the NW and its rains a lot.  So, maybe it’s a good thing they’re all closed in?

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Aug 232012
 

I’m from the Northwest, but when I went up to Seattle last month for a wedding I was completely surprised when strolling down on the waterfront by this monstrous contraption of a ferris wheel!  It’s only a month old.  Everything about it is huge, right down to the bolts, or whatever they’re called, holding it on to the dock.  You wouldn’t want it to come down in one of those big NW wind storms.  One of the workers said it was the 3rd largest in the world.  We couldn’t help but go up in it.  In fact, we went up twice!  I just had to go back at night with my tripod and take a few shots.

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