For this week’s photo challenge, I will be your tour guide to Seattle, my hometown and one of America’s most beautiful cities. We’ll start with a picture I took from the deck of our cruise ship last fall, as we were about to depart for Alaska. I like the picture for the prominence given to the Space Needle, which in reality no longer dominates our city’s skyline but will always be its symbol to me. Even less prominent is the 1914 Smith Tower seen on the far right, once the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi, now barely a footnote in the city.
You’ll find equally beautiful views from Alki Beach, the birthplace of Seattle,
Including the Olympic Mountains to the west, floating above Puget Sound. A ferry will take you there.
And if you’re here long enough, you’ll likely catch a glimpse of that other local symbol that will only leave you wanting more.
So go ahead. Travel the distance south to Mt. Rainier and get up close and personal.
You’ll be glad you did.