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September 25, 2006

pictures of the night

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it was seattle's sky that convinced me that this city is forever going to be beautiful to me. on the way to the hotel, i saw the skyline and thought of frasier. it was sort of surreal when a scene so familiar to me on TV finally came alive. the buildings seem bigger. with flickering lights, they were traveling with the moving taxi i was in.

i woke up every morning to a misty, rainy sky. most of the time it cleared up by midday. in between seminars and talks, i found myself wondering towards pike place, the unpretentious fish market graced by visitors like myself. elliot bay is so beautiful, i love cities that anchor near water; its waves and sounds tend to soften the hustle bustle a city brings.

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we went to an event one evening atop space needle. among luxurious hors d'oeuvres, drinks and people was the view of this metropolis, transforming from dusk till night. flickers of lights were much more vivid 520 feet above the ground.

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and who can forget the food? cuisines of pacific rim are dearest to my heart. and the coffee! i can not escape starbucks. it's okay, i love them. the morning we were leaving, i was quite determined to taste the fresh bakery at le panier. i had a chocolate croissant and a cup of latte, they accompanied me all the way across town, each crisp and buttery bite was washed down with silky coffee froth. it was by far the most satisfying moment of this trip.

Comments

Love Seattle! It's one of my favorite cities in the US. I always tell people if San Francisco got swallowed up by an earthquake, I'd immediately move to Seattle. Glad you had a great trip!

Seattle has been the one city I could ever imagine picking up and moving clear across the country for. I doubt it'll happen, but every now and then I amuse myself by entertaining the notion.

Sounds like a great trip!

What a lovely post. It makes me want to go there!

joy! you stopped at my all time favorite bakery & had my most favorite meal. nothing beats le panier's chocolate croissants...they are the best!

Gorgeous photos. I really want to visit Seattle - one of these days.

Oh you make it look and sound so beautiful, I want to go there more than ever now. Lovely post.

Beautiful pictures! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Sorry that the week you were here was so dreary. It hasnt'rained like that all Summer! At least it made the coffee taste even better.

pknitty

I love Seattle. I've never had a chance to visit the Space Needle but your photos make me want to add it to my list. I'm happy to see you made time for Le Panier. On my last trip to Seattle we stopped there on our way to the airport and I left with a big bag full of chocolate and almond croissants (the almond are my favorite)! Thanks for sharing your trip with us :)

Your photos are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with us. I hope you had a great trip.

The blue in your pictures is so vibrant. The way you describe your visit & the city is captivating-makes me want to plan a trip!

simply gorgeous pictures.... i've never get bored with the city I live in....sleepless in seattle and still knitting. I'm glad you enjoy the trip ;)

We should've met!

Seattle is lovely, especially from the sky.

wow, what a beautiful picture. sounds like you had a nice time in seattle.

MMmmmm. The pictures look great, too.

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