Over Seattle

You didn’t really think I could stay away till 2020 did you?

Me neither.

After a wonderful week in Southern California we headed back to Seattle yesterday. Mt. Adams and Mt Rainier were beautiful on approach but I was most impressed by the aerial tour of the city, the best I have ever seen. I think we were too early to land so the pilot headed north quite a ways before turning back around to the airport, giving us views of the city and surroundings from all angles.

So here you go!

After passing Mt Rainier we continued north and Seattle came fully into view.  Here we are looking east with Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains in the background.

Past downtown, we got a good look at the Ballard Locks, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks to be more specific, the busiest in the nation.  The locks and ship canal were constructed over a hundred years ago, connecting Puget Sound to Lake Union and Lake Washington.

Here’s the view from the other side after we turned south, looking west with Puget Sound in the background.

The Space Needle was up next. Can you find it?

Afterwards we soared over the City’s business district and I waved to my old coworkers in the Seattle Municipal Tower, the building with the green slanted top, bottom center.

Views of the West Seattle Bridge and Alki Point followed.  The Bridge crosses over the Duwamish River and Harbor Island, another historic structure from Seattle’s past. At the time it was built over a hundred years ago, it was the largest artificial island in the world.

The views of the city were terrific but it wasn’t long before we were landing at Sea-Tac Airport and I have to say –

It’s good to be home.  🙂

~ Susanne

28 Comments on “Over Seattle

  1. How Seattle has grown from the first time I visited it in 1960! Thanks for the tour. I remember being thrilled when I flew into Portland coming home from college and began to recognize streets and landmarks.

    • Yes, it has surely grown. I loved getting these aerial views of Seattle, truly the best I have ever seen. I’m so glad you enjoyed them too. 😊

  2. Looks awesome! I would love to visit Seattle one day, I heard it’s a lovely city 🙂

  3. These photos are absolutely stunning. Happy New Year to you!

    • Thank you! 😊 I don’t think I’ve ever seen such amazing aeriel views of the city even though I’ve flown into Seattle many times! It was special!

  4. Wow, your photos are amazing and so is Seattle. It’s one of the places I would love to visit one day.

    Another year has passed, another year has come. I wish for you that, with every year, you achieve all of your dreams. Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Aiva

  5. I haven’t seen many views as good as these taken from inside an aircraft, Susanne.
    Lovely and clear, with such detail. Well done!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Thanks Pete.😊 The pilot seemed to be giving us a special tour of the city. It was a real treat! And the pictures were all taken with my phone.

  6. This is beautiful. I just visited Seattle and I wished we had experienced the city from above too. Super jelly.

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