Monday, March 10, 2008

Green Foreground

Green Foreground

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Here is another view from West Seattle across Elliott Bay to downtown. I kept thinking that rock in the foreground looked like Machu Picchu dwarfing Smith Tower in the cityscape beyond. I was lying down in the grass among the white flowers when I took this one. Continuing to pan a bit north of yesterday's photo, you can see the Seattle waterfront and downtown cityscape on this late winter day. The tallest and darkest building is Columbia Tower, and just behind it in its shadow is the Seattle Municipal Tower. Perhaps you are working in an office building like those in view today. I hope its a great start to the work week for you. Thanks for stopping by on your break or lunch time. Happy Monday!

10 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

It is nice to have the explanation of everything in the picture. The white flowers reminds me of Dutch clover.

Jim said...

Its a beautiful view, is there a space to picnic on that side of the bay?

Sailor Girl said...

This is so beautiful!!!

Kate said...

Love the composition, and your commentary. You have a good imagination and it does indeed remind me of Machu Picchu.

Small City Scenes said...

The Emerald City in the Evergreen State. Beautiful city. Those are Bellis Daisys in the foreground. I grew up in Seattle--a country girl at heart---now that I moved away I must confess I think I miss the city a tad bit. MB

Marcel said...

I remember when the Smith Tower was still a tall building. I think it was with in the top 5 in the early 70's.

Helen said...

I love this photo. The green grass agains the blue water. Just beautiful!

SeattleEats said...

Great shot! I always love the view of downtown.

Seattle Guide Greg said...

Nice Shot!...

The skyline is amazing. The Smith Tower is reputed to have been the 5th tallest in the USA when built in 1914. My Grandfather used to sell Seattle Times Newspapers at the base of the building as a kid, and told of a Human Fly who climbed the OUTSIDE of the building to protest the US entrance in what was then the Great War... (AKA WW I). That building remained the tallest in Seattle until the Space Needle was built in 1962.

Next time you are at this park, turn around and face WEST... there is a series of of older buildings amid the new condos. 100 years ago there was a West Seattle version of Coney Island, of which just pilings remain, but the buildings across the street often had stores and bars that also catered to the crowds. The Embers Tavern among them, all were built on pilings that later were filled in... Also note the Stone Covered small cabin. Story was father and daughter walked the beach most every day, and she would pick up stones. Dad would then cement them to their humble cabin. Stones remain to this day...

Rafa said...

Amazing photo!

Loved the contrast between the grass/rocks and the skyline with the clouds in the background