Tuesday, March 24, 2009

COLORFUL SEATTLE


I'm being a little flip with my title because our last weekend excursion there seemed to be anything but colorful. Recently, we bid on and won tickets at a local charity auction, to the Seattle Symphony and a nights stay at the downtown Seattle Sheraton Hotel. I can't remember the last time I've spent an extended time in Seattle even though we live only an hour and a half north of the city. The traffic congestion usually scares us away. Well, we went a couple of weekends ago and it pretty much rained the whole time and the wind blew. The weather did exactly what everyone says it does in Seattle! Our course we are used to it, having lived in this area for years and we know when the sun shines it is a glorious day!

Being from such a small town, I was amazed at all the crowds of people that were outside despite the icky weather. Northwesterners are a hardy lot! If we stayed inside and waited for the sun to shine we would never get out. As we went about and visited the local tourist areas I sought out to find some color. By the way, the symphony was outstanding!

My most colorful photo. Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, a feast for the eyes on a dreary day.


They still throw the fish up to be wrapped and the guys sing a song at this fresh seafood stand.


Oh, this isn't very clear, but it was great to see Nemo, Dory and Marlin together... but I thought they rescued Nemo from the fish tank?!

Just as we were leaving the aquarium to go home, the sun did make a quick appearance as this state ferry cruised into the harbor.

How, I wish I had taken pictures of the fresh flowers, so many of those. We'll have to go back in July or August when we can take our time and enjoy the summer sun!

5 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos of your weekend in Seattle! I've only been through Seattle but would love to go back and sightsee sometime. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. great pictueres!
    I know what you mean - "sun" is an issue for me too....... (Eugene, Oregon)

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  3. Hi Debora,
    So interesting to see photos from around the world. BTW, when you next visit my blog, you will see that I have passed on 2 awards to you :)
    Vicky

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  4. wonderful little tour! thanks!

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