Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

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Bellevue Skyline

Bellevue Skyline

Happy Birthday, Seattle

Statue of Liberty Plaza

Statue of Liberty Plaza

This is where it all started.

On September 28th, 1851 … nearly 160 years ago to the day, the Denny Party landed near this statue, and two years later, the area was named “New York Alki” or “New York, Someday”.

Since West Seattle was surrounded by water and was hysterically penis-shaped just like Manhattan, the settlers had aspirations to build a west coast version of the Big Apple on this very spot.

Of course, that didn’t happen. Instead, the settlers crossed Elliot Bay, built a far better city than New York can ever hope to

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Bird is the Word

Seagulls at the Seattle Waterfront

I live up in the sky.

In order to get home, I have to take the world’s slowest elevator some 150+ feet above Pike Street, at which point I stare out a window that overlooks Downtown.

I like it up here. I am at once in the middle of it all, yet isolated from the activity of the streets below. I can stare down and watch people and traffic pass beneath me, yet those who I survey are completely oblivious to my existence. I can almost relate to the hundred new acquaintances I made today.

Living up in the sky

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The McGraw Square Lights

Lights at Westlake Transit Plaza

Lights at Westlake Transit Plaza

I made a run over to Bartell shortly before 8pm yesterday, and since the sun is setting earlier, I got to enjoy the new eye candy of McGraw Square (a/k/a The Westlake Transit Plaza).

There are dozens of lights embedded into the concrete of the square, and they change colors once every ten seconds or so.

It’s really quite pretty. The city really went above and beyond with McGraw Square.

Well done.

Lights at Westlake Transit Plaza

Lights at Westlake Transit Plaza

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Photo of the Day: September 26, 2011

Downtown Seattle

Downtown Seattle

Change We Can All Believe In

Roads Blocked by Police Due to Obama's Visit

Roads Blocked by Police Due to Obama's Visit

For the majority of the morning and afternoon, I was prevented from leaving my home.

Why?

Because the president of the “free” world, Barack Obama visited Seattle today, and lucky me … I live behind one of his stops, the Paramount Theatre.

Early in the afternoon, I made my way down to Pike Street, at which point I was immediately scolded by a Seattle Police Officer to go back inside or leave the area. If I chose the latter, however, I may not be allowed back into my building. Myself and

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Live from Kerry Park

View from Kerry Park in Queen Anne

View from Kerry Park in Queen Anne

Photo of the Day: The Most Heterosexual Guy on Capitol Hill

Riding Bike up Pike Street

Riding Bike up Pike Street

“Free” My Ass

Free Candy Van

I spotted this van parked outside Garfield High School this afternoon.

You wouldn’t believe what I had to do for a goddamn bag of Skittles.

Free Candy Van

Free Candy Van

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