Saturday, September 06, 2008

Stacked Blocks



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Here is Seattle's downtown core from a vantage point not often seen in photos. The common skyline shots are usually taken from the the hill to the left (east) whose green base is showing. From this photo's angle on another hill further west, though, the stacked blocks of buildings take on an almost geometric diamond shape, determined by the city's core being built on a step hill descending to a bay. The distinctive Amazon.com building on Beacon Hill far to the south of downtown is compressed into this scene to look as if it were very near (orange/terracotta colored stair-stepping looking building to the right). But if you were looking back north at the downtown from the Amazon.com building, this is what you would see.

13 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

One of my favorite views of Seattle (and it has been a while) is coming from the south end going north on I5 and as you come around the corner after seeing hohum freeway stuff--KABOOM!!--there is the Seattle skyline. Awesome.
Your view here is great. MB

Wayne said...

Another well crafted shot Kim. Seattle has the advantage on Vancouver. Seattle is a hilly city and offers more of these great vantage points to view the city.

I don't know how much was good city planning and how much just happened but the view of the downtown skyline turned out to be exceptional.

Louis la Vache said...

Ah, yes! The modernist stacked ice cube tray school of architecture on display for all to see! ;-)

Linda Reeder said...

You're right, a seldom photographed angle. I had me studying just where it was taken. Love the effect.

Blacksun said...

I really like it. Looks a little bit like Lego bricks ^^

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

So nice the it doesn't seems real.
But the crane make us return to reality.
A really very nice shot.

Laurie said...

I've never seen this vantage point. It's almost like it's made of blocks. Beautiful.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is nice and the shot pristine.

this too will pass said...

graet panorama

maggi said...

i have never commented here before, but wanted to say that I follow your daily pics and enjoy them immensely. thank you!

Mo said...

I'm going to out myself. I have never seen this vantage point.

Very nice work by you...yet again!

Denton said...

Great photo. At first I thought it was a postcard.

Sherry said...

My great City looks beautiful through your lens..