Saturday, November 22, 2008

Interior View on a Rainy Evening


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This is the rotunda entrance of the City Centre building at 5th and Pike with a view of the rainy streets and sidewalks outside. The street trees are alight and festive decorations already adorn much of downtown as Seattle readies itself for the holidays. Festivities kick off in a hometown sort of way the day after Thanksgiving with the Macy's parade in the morning, and that evening the 51st lighting of the Bon Marche/Macy's Star and the lighting of the Westlake Center Christmas tree at 5 PM, followed by a grand fireworks display. All that will take place about a block away from this building in the core of downtown's shopping district next Friday. Seattlites turn out in very large numbers to enjoy the long-held Thanksgiving weekend traditions together. Lights, festivals, feasting and holiday activites will flow on from there throughout the city and at Seattle Center's month long Winterfest, complete with ice skating, Nutcracker performances, and free Saturday night bonfires. The fun keeps on rolling right through Advent, Las Posadas, Hanuka, Kwanzaa, Solstice, Yuletide, Christmas, Shogatsu, and ending with the New Year's fireworks display at the Space Needle.

6 comments:

静水盈盈 said...

Oh, how I miss this time of the year in Seattle! I remember walking down along the Westlake Center, an iced latte in hand, Wham's "Last Christmas" in the air...
There's some moment that will never fade, and the picture you posted just brought me right back to that moment.
Happy Holidays, Kim!

Piobaireachd said...

Hey! You forgot Festivus! ;)

Kim said...

For the REST OF US! Sorry about that Piobaireched. I knew someone would find something I forgot :-).


And, glad to have brought back happy memories of Seattle for you!
-Kim

jill said...

Seattle must be something with all the holiday lights. Lovely shot Kim.

istanbuldailyphoto said...

In This business center in order to work would like. How Many people can work here? Greetings.

Becky said...

What a view! This is a beautiful building. Great idea to photograph from above and inside. Merry Christmas!