Monday, August 09, 2010

Sparkle & Shine


Sparkle & Shine
Photo & Text © 2010 Kim- Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved; no use, alteration, reproduction or republishing in any media.
We recently took a little "staycation" and played tourist in our own town. This was one of the views from our hotel at twilight. You are looking south along the angled corridor of 6th Avenue. The vista is certainly crowded with tall office buildings (Columbia Center the tallest and the Municipal Building to the left) and hotels (the Crown Plaza all shimmery reflections and the Hilton with its blue logo). If all these buildings weren't in the way you would be looking directly at Mt. Rainier (Little Tahoma peak is just visible to the left). I think what appears to be stars in this southern sky is actually a bit of air traffic out near the airport. There is sure a lot of sparkle and shine to be seen in the downtown skyline on a summer night. Where do you like to stay when you visit Seattle?

12 comments:

Maya said...

Oooh, glittery! I like it! Well, now that I no longer have my little studio, that is a good question! :-(

Wayne said...

I often stay in the hotel behind the Crowne Plaza, the Renaissance. But in the end I stay where I get the best deal.

I was disoriented by this shot for a while Kim but once I got turned around I thought the shot must have been taken from a high floor of the Sheraton. But I'm not betting any of my own money on it.

brattcat said...

Why do I have the theme song from Frazier playing in my head now?

chuckd76 said...

Give me The Mediterranean Inn in Queen Anne every time.

Petrea said...

All those places sound wonderful. I'd love to try any of them. When we visit Seattle we're seeing my in-laws in Redmond, so that's where we stay. It's not very glittery.

Halcyon said...

This is so pretty! We stayed in the Hilton the last time we were there.

Seattle has such a nice skyline!

Chuck Pefley said...

Nicely done, Kim. This image has the look of large format with the verticals being perpendicular and no key-stoning evident. Being high in the hotel allowed you to keep the film-plane vertical in relation to the subject buildings.

Bibi said...

At my daughter's, but sometimes my mother comes up from Gig Harbor and we stay at the Sixth Avenue Inn. She likes to do that and I think it's a little vacation, too.

I love views like you've posted, from high up.

Bibi said...

At my daughter's, but sometimes my mother comes up from Gig Harbor and we stay at the Sixth Avenue Inn. She likes to do that and I think it's a little vacation, too.

I love views like you've posted, from high up.

Petrea said...

My cousin lives in Gig Harbor, Bibi. It's not a big town, is it? I wonder if their paths have crossed. I love to make connections like that.

Archibee said...

I'm from Seattle so I always stay at home when I go back, but I'd love to stay at the Edgewater or in one of the Westin towers.

John and Linda said...

We always stay at The Inn at the Market. Pricey, but the location and the rooftop deck cannot be beat.