Blogs from Seattle, Washington, United States, North America - page 3

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This 2010 series was originally featured on the World is Round (WIR) photo-sharing site which went down last year, It is now defunct & all of photo journals & articles on that site are lost. My sister from Langley BC & I love Seattle (and Tacoma & Bellingham) & have visited several times. This visit was the most extensive so this series will feature several repeat photos from that visit with shorter captions. Seattle’s Chinatown-International District is an ethnic enclave neighborhood & the center of Seattle's Asian American community. The multiethnic neighborhood, which consists mainly of people who are of Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino ethnicity, also has significant populations of people who are of Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, Laotian, Cambodian, and Pacific Islander descent, as well as other communities. The Vietnamese enclave is east of Highway 5. ... read more
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North America » United States » Washington » Seattle April 27th 2015

After two totally relaxing nights and a whole day and a half with Debs, feeling almost totally unwound and with newly sculpted arms (all arm flab gone from the weight of lifting both those cameras all week long), they dropped me off at King Station in Seattle for my journey down the rails to Los Angeles. Oh my..... I really had no feelings regarding this part of my trip - it was a add-on, an afterthought of sorts. But what a surprise. The station was beautiful! The benches were loooong wooden benches which were totally comfortable. I did not have long to wait until it was 'all aboard!" The thrum of the motors underfoot, the huge windows and the atmosphere has such a magic feel to it. I was told where to find my roomette - ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle April 15th 2015

After my incriminating trip to Las Vegas (which I am naturally not going to write about), I headed up North to Idaho. I love saying the name of that state. Idaho! It's a fun name to shout when your a candidate for Miss USA. Basically it's all desert from Vegas to Idaho. If a zombie apocalypse were to happen I'd go to Nevada because they have so much space there and very few people. Hence less chances of zombie encounters. One should have a plan for a zombie apocalypse and that's mine. I miss watching The Walking Dead. I stopped by a small town called Eli, and there was nothing there. I used to think if I could just go to America, I wouldn't mind if I had to live in the middle of nowhere as ... read more
Snake River Canyon, Twin Falls, Idaho
The Bellagio
Vegas Baby!

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle » U-District April 12th 2015

The trip to Seattle was almost overwhelming. The scenery from the dome view keeps me totally entertained. We live in a truly expansive and varied country, it’s amazing it’s kept all together. I was met by my new extended family, taken to lunch, tour of city, dinner, bed at Carroll’s and taken back to the train. Actually I arrived at the terminal, retrieved my bag and began trying to reach the number Duke had given me, without success. I consulted with the info guy re: nearest Apple Store to fix computer. Just as I as contemplating my next move, a woman (looking like my friend Queen) came through the door and called my name. That was Carroll, the grandmother. In the car were Etta and Rhyen, at the house, Al and Dog. What a warm and ... read more
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North America » United States » Washington » Seattle March 7th 2015

Our friends bailed on us for this trip, but that didn't discourage Kristina and I from flying across the country to return to a city we were both familiar with and very fond of. The allure of Seattle drew us back for another taste of its food and natural setting, making this the first time we've ever repeated a destination. What isn't a surprise: Seattle is currently the fastest growing metropolitan area in America, attracting residents and visitors to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, whether for the first time or for life. The Emerald City is nestled between Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains to the west, with Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains to the east. It was settled in the mid-1800s, but exploded in size during the Klondike Gold Rush in Alaska during the late ... read more
Pike Place Market
Kerry Park
Mount Baker

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle » U-District February 3rd 2015

It has been a while. Since the last post we have crossed five different time zones and four different countries with four different flights. After leaving Kathmandu we flew to Delhi where we spent two nights with Maan in an improved experience of India, despite the intial chaos of once again coming into conflict with a taxi driver getting us to the right place. From the airport we wanted to go to Paschim Vihar; instead we were taken to Vasant Vihar. It was half our fault though and it got worked out in the end after much boken communication, phone calling, and accepting our potential fate to wander the streets for a night. From Delhi we flew to Kuwait where we spent the night in a riduclously luxurious hotel, a novel break away from the places ... read more
Lots of snow.
Best pizza ever.
Really, really American neighbourhood.

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle January 14th 2015

Rock and roll became popular in the Fifties long before Jimi, Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Ray Charles played down on Jackson Street in the late 40s. He played and recorded with a fellow named Quincy Jones, whose family moved here in 1947. Woody Guthrie wrote over twenty songs here in the 1940s. Quincy Jones has a rich legacy that includes Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra, and Michael Jackson. Even Willie Nelson moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1957, followed by Buck Owens and Loretta Lynn a year later. Along came two more groups in 1959 that topped the Billboard 100 in the Fleetwoods, and Heart. They remain the only Seattle groups to have two songs that top the charts. Make note that the Fleetwoods were signed by the Northwest's first rock recording company, Dolton Records. ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle » Bell Town January 12th 2015

Who is Seattle's most famous fictional character? There are many, and here are some of my favorites: Eddie Crane is the little Jack Russell terrier on Frasier. He is known for his acting, and by being the only one who is not talking. Our dog Buddy is often mistaken for a Jack Russell, since the temperament is similar. The other part about the TV show I liked was the view from Frasier's high rise apartment in downtown Seattle. I have yet to find that view, or even come close on any of my visits here. My other favorite fictional character from Seattle is Mike Doonesbury, also known as Michael James Doonesbury. He started out as a freshman from Tulsa at Walden College, and shared a dorm room with B.D. He is married to Kim Rosenthal, and ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle December 28th 2014

Our morning started with a much needed sleep in. We packed our bags, checked out and headed for one last look at the lake. Knowing this was going to be our last day in Canada we bought some maple flavoured biscuits and fudge, which was supposed to last the trip home and got as far as 20 minutes into our bus trip. From there we headed back to wait for our bus. There was a wedding being set up for some people at our motel and it was a great day. At 12.15 we headed out to wait for our bus. This is when our day spiralled quickly out of control. Our bus was supposed to meet us at 12.15, however, someone at the Chateau decided to run 15 minutes late and expected everyone to wait ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle December 26th 2014

heres some pics of our day..found a good model shop...and had great authentic chinese food for cheap!... read more
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