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Orca in Elliott Bay

Orca Swimming in Elliott Bay, Seattle

Orca Swimming in Elliott Bay, Seattle

I first caught glimpse of it just south of the ferry terminal at 9:36am this morning.

From there, the orca began swimming along the Seattle waterfront, about 100 yard from shore, until I lost sight of it somewhere around Interbay.

These shots were taken between 9:40am – 9:42am.

Unfortunately, I shot most of it through a filthy window, so the pictures aren’t good as they could have been … but when you spot a killer whale in Elliott Bay, you take when you can get.

Orca Swimming in Elliott Bay, Seattle

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The Great Seattle Grocery Store Strike

Westlake Park - Grocery Strike Countdown

Westlake Park – Grocery Strike Countdown

Well, it looks like the grocery strike is going to happen not going to happen because all involved read my piece and came to their senses.

I wish I could say that I will honor would have honored the strike, but it wouldn’t make any sense for me to do so.

The standard of living for the American working class is falling, and it will only get worse as time goes on. This is not the result of some clandestine plot by Corporate America, it’s the result of policies that the people, themselves,

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Werewolf Time

Seattle Night Skyline - Full Moon

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Coming Home

Seattle Night Skyline

Alright shot for a cellphone on a moving boat.

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Erasure

Fog over Seattle

The hand of God is slowly erasing Seattle from the top down.

Posted live from my Android.

Live from Somewhere

Clouds over Seattle

This is a live photo test. Nothing to see here.

Except for the fact that it finally rained in Seattle.

That almost never happens.

Anymore, that is.

Home

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Live from my Android phone.

So Much for the Record

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Live from PAX

PAX

It’s how I’m spending Labor Day Weekend.

Low Visibility

Seattle Fog

Live from SLU

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Bigger crowd than last year. Fireworks start at 9:15. Be here or be … well, please don’t be here. The Streetcar is going to be crowded enough going back to Westlake.

The Completed Seattle Ferris Wheel

Seattle Waterfront Ferris Wheel

The wheel looks to be finished. All that’s left to be built is the ticketing structure at the bottom, and Seattle’s new ferris wheel will be ready for action.

Seattle Waterfront Ferris Wheel

Seattle Waterfront Ferris Wheel

Seattle Waterfront Ferris Wheel

Seattle Waterfront Ferris Wheel

Seattle Waterfront Ferris Wheel

Seattle Waterfront Ferris Wheel

Seattle Waterfront Ferris Wheel

Seattle Waterfront Ferris Wheel

Seattle Waterfront Ferris Wheel

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Live Photos: The Seattle Waterfront Ferris Wheel

Seattle Waterfront Ferris Wheel

Posted 5/18/2012 1:34pm

Updated 5/18/2012: 9:05pm – Today, workers began assembling the wheel portion of the new Seattle Ferris Wheel.

It was the first opportunity I got (or anyone got, really) to see the size of the wheel against the backdrop of Downtown Seattle, and I am happy to report that it doesn’t look as out of place as I had feared that it might.

Even though the wheel is quite large at 200′ tall, it is still dwarfed by the nearby skyscrapers, and is thus not in danger of dominating the skyline.

As it stands now, I approve of

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Live Photos: May Day

May Day in Westlake Park

What started out as peaceful has taken a turn for the, well, less peaceful.

There are several splinter groups roaming Downtown Seattle breaking things, while the crowd in Westlake Park has swelled to around 500.

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake

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Live from Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

Live from Downtown Seattle:

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day events getting prepped.

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

May Day in Westlake Park

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14 Days Until April

Snowing in Downtown Seattle

And it’s snowing like hell in Downtown Seattle.

What started off as the worst La Nina ever, has gotten a bit more interesting here in the early spring.

These shots are being updated live, beginning at roughly 10:40am on Saturday morning.

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Turbulence

The 520 Bridge

I just got off the 520 Bridge, and I have to tell you, it may be time for a change of underwear.

The wind was blowing me all over the road, and I clearly wasn’t the only one since traffic on the bridge voluntarily slowed to about 30Mph.

At times, waves broke against the side of the bridge, showering travel lanes and vehicles with water.

Yikes.

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Live Photo: Occupy Our Classrooms

Occupy Our Classrooms

Live Seattle Snow Photos: January 19, 2012

January 19, 2012 2:18pm

Update 2:00pm: It has begun snowing again.

More photos of the Seattle Snow: http://www.seattlerex.com/the-january-2012-seattle-snow-thread/

January 19, 2012 2:21pm – Pike Street

January 19, 2012 2:20pm – Pike Street

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January 19, 2012 2:19pm

January 19, 2012 2:18pm

January 19, 2012 2:18pm

January 19, 2012 2:18pm

January 19, 2012 2:18pm

January 19, 2012 2:16pm

January 19, 2012 2:16pm

January 19, 2012 2:15pm

January 19, 2012 2:15pm

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January 19, 2012 2:14pm

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The January 2012 Seattle Snow Thread

January 15, 2012 1:11pm

More photos of the Seattle Snow: http://www.seattlerex.com/live-seattle-snow-photos-january-19-2012/

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Since it only happens once or twice each year, snow in Seattle is a big deal.

Twenty minutes ago (about 11am on Sunday, January 15th), it started snowing pretty hard in Downtown Seattle, and it’s been forecast to c ontinue off and on for the better part of this entire week.

This being the case, I’m going to need a place to put all of the pictures that I shall accumulate this snow year, similar to what I

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Live From Wallingford

Seattle Skyline

Live from First and John

Fire Trucks at First and John

Fire Trucks at First and John

Fire Trucks at First and John

Rainbow at the Space Needle Live

Rainbow at the Space Needle

Rainbow at the Space Needle

Rainbow at the Space Needle

Rainbow at the Space Needle

More rainbow photos from around the Puget Sound:

Rainbow over Redmond

Rainbow over I-90 Bridge

Rainbow from the 405

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Photo of the Night: SoDo

Seattle, WA - SoDo

Seattle, WA – SoDo

Photo of the Day: South Bronx, Seattle

South Bronx, Seattle

South Bronx, Seattle

First and Seneca

Sign at First and Seneca

Sign at First and Seneca

Christmas Cranes

Seattle Christmas Cranes

Seattle Christmas Cranes

Who says construction has to be a blight?

In what may be a new trend, local construction companies (or outsider construction companies working locally) are decking out their cranes in holiday attire.

I first noticed these two South Lake Union cranes shortly after Thanksgiving, and they were quickly followed by the decoration of several Belltown and Lower Queen Anne cranes as well.

Of course, the cranes are building generic, neighborhood-killing, non-rent-controlled, extended-stay crates for hyper-transient yuppies and suburban ex-patriots, but hey … it’s the thought that counts.

I approve.

Seattle Christmas Cranes

Seattle Christmas

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Ho Ho Ho

Santa Claus Cruising Down Pine Street

Santa Claus Cruising Down Pine Street

Live: A Streetscape

Seattle Streetscape

Seattle Streetscape

Live from Key Arena

Guns N' Roses Live

Inside Key Arena

Guns N' Roses Live

Guns N' Roses Live