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A Day in seattle




On July, 2006, I served as a tour guide for a relative who had one day available for a visit to Seattle, Washington. Starting from Bremerton, we left early in the morning aboard the Walla Walla and enjoyed my favorite Washington ferry route. The ferry navigated through the scenic Rich Passage and, after an hour, arrived in seattle.

After driving off the ferry, I parked the car in a nearby garage—and headed to the nearest Starbucks. Fortified with a mocha, we hiked to the Pike Place Market, passing by Ye Olde Curiosity Shop on the way. We entered the market from the lower-level entrance. After climbing a few more steps, we entered a magical world of sound and color.

Later, we left the market at its main entrance and listened, for a time, to street musicians. Next, we entered every cook's dream store, Sur la Table. The Seattle Aquarium was our next stop.

After purchasing our admission tickets, we entered a world of life and color of another kind. The aquarium's aquatic exhibits and artwork were incredible. We were thrilled with the experience of observing sea life from within the aquarium's underwater dome. Of special interest, especially for families with young children, was the touching pool for directly experiencing sea life.

We walked back to our car and drove to the Museum of Flight. We ended our day's visit to Seattle at the museum after spending the afternoon wandering through the floors of aeronautic exhibits, including an Air force One and a Concorde parked in a field outside the museum.

The gallery of images below tell the story of our one day visit to Seattle. This gallery replaces a slide show which displayed small-sized images. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed capturing them.



Ferry Route

Ferry Route

Walla Walla

Walla Walla

Leaving Bremerton

Leaving Bremerton

Manette Bridge

Manette Bridge

In the Channel

In the Channel

Tourists

Tourists

The Seattle to Bremerton Ferry

The Seattle to Bremerton Ferry

On the Sun Deck

On the Sun Deck

Arriving in Seattle

Arriving in Seattle

Capturing the Moment

Capturing the Moment

Seattle

Seattle

Starbucks

Starbucks

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

Hiking to the Market

Hiking to the Market

Lower Market Entrance

Lower Market Entrance

Fred

Fred

In the Pike Place Market

In the Pike Place Market

Bouquet

Bouquet

Color Everywhere

Color Everywhere

Flower Vendor

Flower Vendor

Vegetables and Fruits

Vegetables and Fruits

Sampling the Fruit

Sampling the Fruit

Peach Tasting

Peach Tasting

Sea Delicacies

Sea Delicacies

Shahrazad

Shahrazad

Main Entrance

Main Entrance

On the Street

On the Street

Wild Salmon Delivered Here

Wild Salmon Delivered Here

Street Musicians

Street Musicians

Inside Sur la Table

Inside Sur la Table

On the Way to the Aquarium

On the Way to the Aquarium

At the Aquarium

At the Aquarium

At the Ticket Counter

At the Ticket Counter

Friend Behind the Glass

Friend Behind the Glass

In the Pool

In the Pool

Anemone

Anemone

Inside the Aquarium Dome

Inside the Aquarium Dome

Tending the Fish

Tending the Fish

Star Fish

Star Fish

Fish Overhead

Fish Overhead

Touching Pool

Touching Pool

Art

Art

Museum of Flight

Museum of Flight

Blackbird

Blackbird

Under the Blackbird

Under the Blackbird

City of Auburn

City of Auburn

Tiger

Tiger

Warhawk

 Warhawk

Pilot Barnes

Pilot Barnes

Air Force One

Air Force One

Concorde

Concorde

About the Images

The images were taken with a Canon EOS 10D. I used a 16-35mm lens. For the indoor shots, I used a Canon external flash. All of the images received some processing in Photoshop. The processing, somtimes extensive, was needed to correct for wide-angle-lens distortion, crooked horizons, dust spots, lost shadow detail, and other problems.

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Royce Tivel