Went into the city (Seattle) on Sunday to meet up with my friend Jenna. Just a leisurely day...cold but sunny...perfect for a cup of coffee and a sit down. I thought I'd take you along.
Overlooking Eagle Harbor from the ferry which travels between Bainbridge Island & Seattle.
Leaving Bainbridge Island and heading out into Puget Sound.
Seattle skyline in the distance. I love this view.
That's West Seattle to the left. Small children and seagulls ride the ferry for free.
The Space Needle
Coming into downtown Seattle.
Waiting to get off the boat.
This is at the north end of Pioneer Square. The only part of the city not to suffer under the general malaise of "tear it down and build a beige box" answer to older architecture. Oh well, history is totally overrated anyway. Don't you think? (Um, kidding.)
The Pergola in Pioneer Square. This always felt to me like a little bit of Paris. That is, until I went to Paris. But I still love it. The structure was original up until several years ago when a truck driver didn't make the turn and brought the whole thing down. I bet that was a really bad day for him.
Looking south into Pioneer Square.
My FAVORITE bookstore! Elliott Bay Book Co. Old creaky wood floors, miles of books, abuzz with people, coffee and noshes downstairs in the basement...albeit along with some rather unsavory restrooms. But what are ya' gonna do? You can't always have everything.
Just a pretty building.
Ornamo. An amazingly cool shop with lots of goodies that I can't really afford.
Occidental Square. Home to a number of art galleries including favorite Davidson Galleries.
Zeitgeist. A wonderful respite. I love all the warm woods and ironwork. Large street-side windows are perfect for people watching and getting whatever light might happen to appear. And the coffee ain't too bad either.
A Seattle-style fika (for a wannabe Swede). Okay, okay, okay...the sandwich & salad was Jenna's! I had a Top Pot doughnut off to the side. But if you can't see it I cannot be held responsible.
Smith Tower. An historical building that I imagine will likely house yet another branch of the Starbuck's world headquarters someday.
Walking up 1st Avenue toward the ferry terminal. The sign advertising "rooms .75" is old. And if it wasn't...would you really want to stay there?
The beginning of nighttime lights on the city.
Heading back home to Bainbridge.
(And now into the studio.......)