Seattle Cityscape


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Seattle is located between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) to the west, and Lake Washington to the east. The city's chief harbor, Elliott Bay, is an inlet of Puget Sound. To the west, beyond Puget Sound, are the Kitsap Peninsula and Olympic Mountains on the Olympic Peninsula; to the east, beyond Lake Washington and the eastside suburbs, are Lake Sammamish and the Cascade Range. Lake Washington's waters flow to Puget Sound through the Lake Washington Ship canal (a series of two man-made canals), Lake Union, and the Hiram C. Chittenden Locks at Salmon Bay, ending in Shilshole Bay.
The sea, rivers, forests, lakes, and fields surrounding Seattle were once rich enough to support one of the world's few sedentary hunter-gatherer societies. The surrounding area lends itself well to sailing, skiing, bicycling, camping, and hiking year-round.
The city itself is hilly, though not uniformly so. Like Rome, the city is said to lie on seven hills; the lists vary, but typically include Capitol Hill, First Hill, West Seattle, Beacon Hill, Queen Anne, Magnolia, and the former Denny Hill. The Wallingford and Mount Baker neighborhoods are technically located on hills as well. Many of the hilliest areas are near the city center, with Capitol Hill, First Hill, and Beacon Hill collectively constituting something of a ridge along an isthmus between Elliott Bay and Lake Washington.
07/07/2010 - 13:48PeterMac
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/25
Aperturef/10
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ISO200
Focal Length21.25mm
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BAJ

Link Posted 07/07/2010 - 13:53
Good shot, great atmosphere
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pauljay

Link Posted 08/07/2010 - 08:31
Only been to Seattle once, and I loved it. It has a very European feel to it. I assume this shot was taken from the Space Needle from where you can watch seaplanes landing on the nearby lake. Mt Rainier in the background?
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PeterMac

Link Posted 12/07/2010 - 13:25
yep, mt rainier in the background. we were lucky to have it on view most of the time we were there. i know people who have been and not seen it in 3 weeks!

Seattle is a very very cool place.
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