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US: Seattle, WA – View of Seattle Skyline

On the Victoria Clipper in the Puget Sound, you catch the first exciting glimpse of Seattle’s skyline. Do you think Peter Puget who discovered it while on George Vancouver’s expedition, was as excited? Do you see the Space Needle?

US: Seattle, WA – Is it Seattle or New Georgia?

On June 4, 1792 , British Captain George Vancouver ‘s expedition reached where the city of Everett now stands and Vancouver claimed the entire region for England, naming it New Georgia, after King George III.

US: Seattle, WA – Explorer George Vancouver

While searching for the Northwest Passage, British Captain George Vancouver explored this northwest area. On May 19, 1792, Vancouver anchored off what is now Seattle. He sent Lieutenant Peter Puget south to explore what became the body of water named after him, Puget Sound.

US: Seattle, WA – Seattle Mural

This huge Seattle wall mural is made of colorful mosaic pieces.

US: Seattle, WA – Seattle Space Needle

Here’s a moody shot of the iconic Space Needle in Seattle looking like something you could make with a giant erector set.

US: Seattle, WA – MoPop’s Space Needle

No Frank Gehry did not salute the Seattle Space Needle by building it into his architectural plans of MoPop. That’s the actual Space Needle in this tromp l’oeil shot.

US: Seattle, WA – Views of Space Needle

Seattle’s Space Needle is omnipresent all over the city.

US: Seattle, WA – Seattle Architecture

Architecture doesn’t always spill out onto the roadway. Here’s a place in modernistic Seattle where it includes the road.

US: Seattle, WA – Rippling Sheet Metal at MoPop

Architect Frank Gehry’s signature metallic swoops and swirls allow for great sculptural photographs of the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle.

 

US: Seattle, WA – Fantastical Museum in Seattle

When architect Frank Gehry designs a building, it’s more than a building, it’s a sculpture. Here in Seattle, the Museum of Pop Culture certainly stands out in the city.