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US: Seattle, WA – Architecture in Seattle,WA

Seattle’s history of architecture styles can sometimes be glimpsed all at once.

US: Seattle, WA – Hammering Man Statue in Seattle

About a dozen Hammering Man statues can be found around the world. This is the one we found in Seattle, WA. Jonathan Borofsky designed these huge kinetic sculptures as a silhouette a man who has a motorized arm and hammer. In each city they are different sizes but always painted black; They symbolize and celebrate workers all over the world.

US: Seattle, WA – Totem in Seattle

It’s important to be reminded every so often that we are living on land which belonged to someone else. This totem is down at the waterfront where the Free Seattle walking tours start. That’s the Olympic Mountains in the background.

US: Seattle, WA – An Eye on Seattle

I think the The London Eye was first. Set up as one of their Millennium Projects, the slow moving ferris wheel gives you a slow moving view of a city. Here we caught a glimpse of it in Seattle down by the waterfront.

US: Seattle, WA – Seattle Views

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With sea, mountains, greenery, and blue skies from so many vantage points, you can see why Seattle has become a place people want to live and visit.

US: Seattle, WA – Strawberry Snack Biringer Farm

Big smiles all around for the yummy layered strawberry shortcake cup from the Biringer Farm food truck in Seattle. Would be nice to see more of this around other cities.

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 – 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.