I’m leaving for a metropolis in about 3 days with Kristin and my Mum. Here are some photographs from my last trip there, when it was summer, sunny, and blazing hot. We visited the aquarium, the SAM, went to the massive library, napped on ferries, ate sushi and gelato, wished we were 21, did some shopping, and wandered around a lot.
Naturally, this is not “real” Seattle. This is youth-on-a-road-trip Seattle, hitting up the main places, the tourist traps, and air-conditioned locations. Emphasis on the air-conditioned.
Seriously excited to eat some good food, take some ferries, and explore this city more!
Seattle is one of my favorite cities — your pix capture its personality perfectly! 🙂
Best city ever. ;] You got lucky with one of the few sunny and warm days in Seattle. Next time you’re there, check out Pike’s Place Market on the waterfront! Plus Top Pot doughnuts. Absolutely delicious and homemade. 😀
Adding Seattle to our “list” !
Love the image of fruit, market stands are always so full of natural color 🙂
Where is the shot with all the fancy china in the display cases?
That is in the Seattle Art Museum (or SAM), right downtown. That was one of my favorite rooms in the museum!
thanks for sharing my city with the WP community!
I’ve never been to Seattle, but it sure looks like a place I need to see someday. Your pictures are beautiful and vivid.
Seattle is my adopted home town and I love seeing the pictures you captured andyour interpretation of the city. I love it here and I’m glad you did too. Have fun when you visit in a few days. I guarantee you won’t be wishing for air conditioning this time 🙂
If you have a chance, visit the Fremont neighborhood (and find the Troll under the bridge!), shop or eat in Capitol Hill (great thrift stores and good eats), or make the trek to Alki beach in West Seattle and see the skyline from a different perspective.
I’m heading to Seattle in a few months, it’ll be my first time there I’m from England. Do you have any great recommendations? p.s great photos x
Being from the Seattle area, other than strongly recommending the above places – be sure to check out “Ye Olde Curiosity Shop” on the Waterfront. There’s lots of weird and interesting stuff there
Thank you, I’ll have a look, if you think of anything else just give me a shout xx
Wonderful photos. I’ve never been so looking forward to your next posting.
As a resident of Seattle, I will say, you captured it well … if only in introduction! Safe Travels!
Hey, that’s my city! Looks beautiful through your lens! 🙂
I’ve always wanted to go to Seattle
I miss Seattle. Thank you for sharing your pictures. I’ll have to make a point to get there in the near future!
Nice photos! I wouldn’t be surprised if I saw you yesterday taking photos. I did the same in that area, it was so nice and sunny.
NIce shots. 🙂
I like the fifth image.
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Seattle is my favorite city in the country. I went there once and I just fell in love with it. Thanks for sharing these.
That is so cool. You have some mad photography skillz.
I live here and see many photos of Seattle and you have captured these few pockets uniquely. I usually skip the pottery/china section at the SAM, but your picture makes it inviting. Thanks!
Beautiful pictures, and congrats on Freshly Pressed!
aaahhh! seattle? its one of my favourite cities to visit! so photogenic…in my eyes any way! been there more than 7 times..once tried to emigrate there..the legal way..not the other way..by crawling underneath the wire fence at the border…but i guess they didnt want me there…i think they preferred the illegal ones! anyway, back to seattle…love the pike place market, elloitt’s bookshop, and just walking around the historic downtown. oh, dont forget another fav of mine there…the old antique tram that takes you around town..for a few bucks i think! superb photos…please may we have some more…!
I’m a Seattlite that has been traveling for the past few months- seeing your photos reminds me of home. It definitely is a piece of the “real” Seattle 🙂
I am so fortunate to live an hour ferry ride from Seattle. This city is my all time favorite place to spend my days off!
Great images! Looks like it was a good trip. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed. 🙂
thank you for the delightful tour!
I need to make our way out there !
very nice indeed
You take wonderful photographs! I love these 🙂
Seattle is so fun to explore! My uncle used to be a security guard in Pike Place Market up there, and we would always go visit. I remember he would power walk up an down all the hills and my brothers and I were still young, huffing and puffing trying to keep up on our little legs while we looked in all the shops. Have fun on your trip!
Seattle is home and though you were a tourist, you were still considered a resident while here. The places you visited on your trip are every day occurrences and the only thing that could not be considered “real” was the unusually warm weather. Glad you were here to join in the celebration of our brief summer and be sure to come back anytime! To see what we’re like under snow, check out: http://katemadison365.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/snow-mageddon-2012-seattle/
Wow! I love the colour and angle of your last picture, are they anemones?
Hey! Thank you so much, they are anemones in the Seattle Aquarium! You were actually able to touch them, it was pretty great.
“Naturally, this is not “real” Seattle. ”
I don’t know about that. I lived in Seattle for a few years, and I think I’m qualified to ask, “What the hell is the REAL Seattle?” I was impressed that there were no “obvious” pictures like the Space Needle, Pioneer Square or some dude throwing a fish at Pike’s Place.
I’m guessing you youths saw the real Seattle.
This is what I was going to say. No Space Needle or Washington State Ferry? Good job.
This morning I woke up in the city, where I live, and gazed out into the dull grey that is what we live with most of the time, rainwater running down the gutters and down the street with no sign of spring other than daffodills and crocuses bravely blooming in the wind.
I love Seattle and your photos are lovely!
I love Seattle a ton. It can be so beautiful and I am lucky to live in the area. Your pictures capture some of the greatest things about the city. I was especially entertained by your comment about air-conditioning. It is nice that someone realizes that it gets hot here sometimes!
regardless if its “real” Seattle or not… its how you see it. Thanks for sharing and congrats on being FP!
great pictures! loved them
lovely images 🙂 think i will add seattle to my bucket list of places i must visit 🙂
love hello seattle by owl city, automatically started to sing it which bought me to this super duper page 🙂
I love your pictures, they’re beautiful!!! I was looking at your bio also, I can’t believe you were studying art history in Switzerland, so cool.
I love your photos of my city! I’ve been here for four years and I am still in love with/dependent on the downtown library. 🙂
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That’s one city I’d love to visit one of these days before I retire. Home of Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Lee, Sir-Mix-A-Lot, and if I’m not mistaken, Adam West.
I lurrve your version of Seattle. Brava! And congrats on getting pressed.
Interesting. I should visit to see more Seattle oneday. Thanks for sharing !
I lived in Seattle for 10 years and am travelling there this April – these images are whetting my photographic appetite to get back. I also find it interesting to view other photographer’s take on this wonderful city. Nice job.
As many other here have said you did a great job capturing Seattle in your photography. It truly is one of the most beautiful cities in America, and has such a unique personality. I am proud to call Seattle home.
Hey friend! Keep up the freshness. Also, this is narcissistic, but the photo of me at SAM is one of my all time favorites.
BEST PHOTOGRAPHIST EVER.
You did my city proud!
great photos. We just moved to Seattle, can’t wait for summer.
Seattle gave the world Mudhoney….and we thank you. Beautiful photos and a great city.
Awesome shots! 🙂
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Wow. Love the pics.
Not as grungy as I hoped.
Any metropolis has grunge in it somewhere, I just lacked in capturing it!
This was a fun post, seeing Seattle through a traveler’s eyes. I lived in Seattle for 21 years, left 5 years ago. I see that there is some new architecture in downtown. I’ll have to take a trip to Seattle and check that out. Lovely photos.
You made my hometown look so beautiful!
You make my city look so pretty!
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Ah, thanks dude! I really appreciate it!
Nice to see Seattle so beautifully represented… Big love to all the folks in the #206.
Not quite enough dinosaur presence in these photos for my liking, but I guess we each have our preferences.
Viva La Dinoczars!
Really enjoyed these photos. beautiful.
These are lovely pictures. I’ve lived in Seattle all my life and I love seeing photos of my city. Very well done! 🙂
You can not beat a city in the North West.
sleepless in seattle 🙂
Great photos, inspiring me to go out and take some. Keep up the great posts.
I so adore Seattle. The Seattle of my childhood, that is. The traffic has totally killed the way cool aspect of this Northwest Gem; however, there are so many amazing aspects of the Evergreen Emerald that I am willing to suck it up and take a metro to get around town. Yay for the Space Needle and the ferries!
Blue Skies (when they happen)
Lived in Seattle for 25 years…great city!! Just returned after a two week visit and miss it already!! Have fun!!
Welome to our town! Enjoy some good food, beautiful scenery, and the wonderful Puget Sound.
I live near Seattle and have to say that it’s my favorite city in the States. Great images. 😀
Seattle is my home, and I love it. Thank you for capturing its essence and beauty.
Wow, that is awesome. I’ve been thinking about moving to Seattle.
i love the photos! awesome! ❤
Haivng lived in the ghetto of Seattle I normally can not stand how many pictures are taken of downtown and no one realizes that there is more to Seattle. Your pictures are BEAUTIFUL! When you are downtown make sure to find the gum wall. And if you want real adventure, go across the west bridge and find ethnic markets and the original seattleites:)
Thanks for your glorious photographs! I live just outside of Seattle, and my office is in Woodinville.
I’m a counselor and work with many people from Microsoft.
I’ve lived in Maui, Palm Springs, Arizona, and Portland. But I’m so glad to be home!
Keep up the great work!
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the kid is amazing!
Love these pictures! They make me want to visit Seattle!
Great photography, great passion. Congrats for being Freshly pressed. My eyes can’t wait to view and gobble your next set of pictures.
I love Seattle. My favourite picture is the one of the library.
superb capturing of pics……..
You captured it. Miss you! ( and now seriously missing seattle)
Shelby thank you! MISS YOU!
Wonderful pictures. I love Seattle in the spring time.
“Real Seattle” is whatever you might discover! Seems, according to the comments, that you do have captured Seattle’s true element!
Ever been on Seattle’s Underground Tour?
I have not- it’s on my To Do List!
I’ve went on it before but want to go again so its on my to do list as well 🙂 Hope you have fun!
Those are some awesome photos, so full of life and color. I feel like I’ve been there now – a little mind vacation. I’ve officially added Seattle to my must-see list. Thanks for posting!
OMG I would love to go there…
Great picture story! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed! 😀
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so Seattle is not as cloudy and sad as everyone says 😛
Lovely fotos! 🙂 expecially foto from a boy wall! 🙂 different but usefully decoration element 🙂
I love the 5th photograph its absolutely amazing, so are the other ones. Love your work.
Beautiful Pix! Love the vegetable stand! Thanks for posting!
Beautiful captures – colorful and crisp! Wish I could go there now. 🙂
Nice color saturation – was this film ? I wrote an entry about my trip to dubai last year I shot with my digital “film” camera the D700. check it out
best city ever! awesome post!
I’m from Seattle but your pictures were all such fun depictions of it- way better than the iconic shots of the city everyone takes (Pike Place Market, Space Needle, skyline). Very cool! 🙂
Lovely! I’d like to visit Seattle some day 🙂
Thanks for the memories of my home town…
Oh Seattle…What a photogenic place. It seems like every where I looked was a picture.
I haven’t been for a visit in so long I see the skyline has changed. Years ago I lived there only long enough to go to law school, so you might imagine my wandering time was limited… thanks for giving me such a nice peek at what’s going on. On those sunny days I loved it — when I lived there it was only sunny from mid-July to early September, and while I miss the beauty I do NOT miss that grey/mist thing.
Your photos are gorgeus! I would love to visit the country one of this days. So vintagely cool!
I enjoyed these photos so much! I miss Seattle a lot and seeing your post has helped coping. 🙂
Say “Hi” to Seattle from Me!
That’s one of the coolest mid sized cities ever…
wow! Nice pictures, incredible colors!
I recommend a trip to Bainbridge Island – complete with breakfast at the Streamliner Diner.
I really enjoyed the pictures. Brings back memories when I displayed my recycled art there.
Makes me want to visit Seattle! Great pictures!
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This makes me REALLY want to go visit Seattle again! Nice photographs! 🙂
Enjoy your time, and take good care of your Mum and yourself = )
Fantastic photos and kudos on making it to FP. Enjoy Seattle, I absolutely love that city!
You make my town stand proud. I love it. If you need good recommendations while still here let me know. There is so much culture to be had. =)
There are TONS of hidden little shops in Pike Place if you take the time to explore it in its entirety. Especially Pike Place Alley. There was an AWESOME tea shop there! And an Irish Pub called Kell’s or Kael’s not sure how they spelled it. The Crumpet Shop is a MUST to stop by and have breakfast or brunch at.
You definitely took some BEAUTIFUL pictures of our city that showcase it’s personality rather nicely. Oh! And if you ever want a Goth club to go to and check out “Noc Noc” is the place. My sis and I go there when we can to dance the night away! Last trip was a BLAST!
Wonderful photographs-thank you for sharing. Your photographs capture numerous, unique and beautiful aspects of Seattle in such artistic and exciting ways. I have never been to Seattle-your photographs certainly make me want to visit-they give me a craving for an adventure-an adventure of travel.
We are traveling the country by amtrak this summer for 30 day and Seattle is on our route. Thanks for the preview. Check us out if you have time.
Awsome photo’s, hope you take some more on your next trip. good travels too you.
Great photos. Love Seattle.
Nice shot !!!
This is my home… These photos are gorgeous! I miss home so much.
My hometown. You made me homesick. Great pics. The U district can be fun and if you like houseboats, head down to Lake Union. It might sound cliche, but try some night shots, especially if it rains. In Seattle, glass and water collide with endless opportunities. I can almost smell the coffee now … 🙂 Enjoy your trip.
You’re obviously not from around here if you’re all that worried about air conditioning, made me chuckle ;D
It was more the invasive humidity than the actual temperature, but we did seem to dodge from cool place to cool place!
nice pictures!! cant wait to visit seattle soon. My biggest dream is to work in the states. im from the philippines 🙂
Good luck with achieving your dream! You can definitely do it! It’s amazing what can happen in life and what adventures can occur!
This Philly girl has visited Seattle once and loved i! Luckily it was one of the sunny days to boot! Your photos are awesome.
The pictures are beautiful! Where was the one with the painting of the boy taken?
Love your photos, and love Seattle!! . . . Thank you for sharing!
You take beautiful photos. Especially love the painting of giant face on wall! Where was that taken?
Even though Seattle isn’t really my favorite place in the world your photos makes me kinda miss it. Good job!
Seattle rocks, as do your photos. Fabulous city.
used to live there and will be able to visit this August. so very excited!
I hope you are enjoying your time in our fair city. At least it’s not pouring rain!
Very Cool cool pictures. Makes me want to move there.
A heat wave in Seattle..?? Wow…that’s a rare find. If you want kinder weather and less hubbub…come to Portland. We’re weird AND nice down here. 🙂
I really really want to get down to Portland so badly! It’s on my list, I’ll come there someday, I swear!
Seattle is a wonderful place to visit.
Can’t wait to visit this place… it’s definitely on my bucket list!
I need to go visit there one day
My next home, perhaps. I visited last summer, for nearly a month, and saw only the sun, like these photographs. I’m told I’m in for a rude awakening – or at least a different season.
I’ve been here for three days, and about 70% rain. Honestly, it’s not bad- just invest in some rain boots and a good jacket!
I really hope the suns comes out for you when you arrive because it’s raining buckets today. If the weather is too dreary, go back to SAM. You probably already know, but they have a wonderful exhibit right now. The colors from the Gouguin & Polynesia show will give you a splash of color you may need. I went a couple weeks ago. It was great. Even my 10-year-old daughter loved it. Hope you have a great time! 🙂
Hey! I’m here in West Seattle right now, and it is pouring buckets! However, I did take your advice: spent a good 4 hours in the SAM, entranced per usual! Also got to take the ferries, wander around in the moments of no rain, and really enjoyed my time. Thank you! Seattle is gorgeous.
I’ve been to Seattle many times, mostly because I live around there..But yeah, Seattle is pretty cool. Except for traffic.
I will be up there in late July, focusing on the Fish Market.
These are perfect! Love the colors and composition of every photo.
Oh man…..these pictures make my heart hurt. I miss home so much…….these are terrific. Check out the gum wall next time.
I have been here many times and have never stumbled upon the gum wall! Seriously, I need to focus and be serious about this gum wall!
Yeah! It’s just down by Pike Place Market. If you ask one of the vendors for directions, it’s pretty easy to find 🙂
Washington State is home 🙂
Great pictures! I live in Seattle and think you captured it beautifully!!
I’m dying to go there, Seattle seems such a special and interesting place.
I love all of them, but my favorite has to be the one with the building that has all the mirrors 🙂 Great photos!!
That’s some crazy building…got any more shots?
Usually I don’t read post on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very compelled me to check out and do so! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thank you, quite nice post.
Your photos are amazing! I cant believe I’ve only stumbled upon your shots now. :O
Ah, my beautiful city! I am living in Korea now, and have been feeling nostalgic for Seattle lately, and then I found your beautiful post! Have a wonderful trip 🙂
nice shot!love so much!
Thank you for capturing my lovely city so well. I feel like people think we’re all brooding in coffee shops here, clad in flannel while the rain continuously pours down. It’s actually a very colorful, lively place and you’ve done a great job conveying that.
Congrats on FP!
I completely agree- the stereotype in Montana is cowboys, horses, and trucks. Showing different facets of a city or a location is really important. Seattle is a fantastic metropolis full of surprises!
Great photos! I love Seattle, but only in the summer 😛
Hello Kate: I believe your photography work is extraordinary! My first time here, I can’t wait to see more! You can make people fall in love with your pictures! Cissy in Austin
Lovely shots of my hometown!
Thanks for the nice post, I hope one day I’ll visit Seattle…
Seattle is very beautiful place. Lovely photographs. Thanks for sharing.
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Love the photos of the windows. I just got back from Philadelphia and found that a large percentage of my photos were of windows–the reflections, the lines, just seem to grab my eye. Beautiful work.
Through the Split Window
Your photos made me miss it so much…wish I still lived there.
great shots 🙂
These photos are amazing!
It’s great to see this special city from a fresh set of eyes and constructed images. I hope you made it inside the Central Library; quite a facility. -“tarotworldtour”
Oh, I did make it inside the library! I NEVER wanted to leave! Wandered through it, spent over two hours drooling and wishing Montana could have a place as grand!
Amazing photos :)!
Seattle is fantastic! I would so much love to go there again!!
Being a Seattle native, I am extremely proud of how wonderful these photos make Seattle look.
Unfortunately, this is Seattle 10% of the time.
I revoked my wish to move away while reading your post, looked outside at the torrential downpour that’s happening, and took it back.
Thanks for the vacation 😉
Hope you enjoy your trip while you’re here!
Seattle is a great city – would love to travel there again some time. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the pictures.
beautiful shots! great colour! love it!
oooh, I want to go there really badly!!
I guess I’ll just have to add Seattle to my list of dream destinations 🙂
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Yay. My home to the north (I live in Tacoma). You really must do the underground tour if you have a chance. And Pike’s Place is a must as well. If you’re lucky you’ll be there during fish-toss times (good fun – I promise). And just the Sound…it’s a wonderful city.
Have the best of times there. Your photos are wonderful.
I used to live there and miss the art so much. I think you nailed it and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the screaming kid over the seating area!
I lived in Seattle for 4 years… I miss it. These photos are lovely.
Have you been to EMP (Experience Music Project)? It’s amazing!! And also, check out Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe. You can see real shrunken heads there.
ooh…like this photos
Love it! As a native Seattelite it’s always great to see another photographers perspective on the city. A refreshing view makes me want to get out there more. Maybe we’ll run into each other on the street!
I so desperately want to move there. It’s on my top 5 Places I’d Like To Live.
Those pictures are amazing!
Some great photos there, we recently set up a production company in Seattle and are loving the city.
What did you use to edit these pictures? They’re very good 🙂 I have some similar and all I use is iPhoto.
I never edit my photographs if they’re film- I used Kodak 200 and 400 film here!
Wow these are beautiful!
Amazing 🙂 Looove the color palette! 🙂
must be nice there
This makes me miss home so much! I’m at school in Spokane and can’t wait to get back to Seattle for Spring break 🙂 Your photos have upped the anticipation even more! Thanks for posting 🙂 Have a great trip!
(Don’t forget to leave your mark on the gum wall!)
Is this Seattle Washington? My family lives here, except me. I’ve been dying to visit this place!
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Hope you went to Pike’s Place Market, that place is amazing!
Being there, a wonderful experience? I live in solitude in the woods.
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