Sunday, October 16, 2011

And Now For the Obviously Touristy Part of the Extended Seattle Tribute

In case you forgot, I went to Seattle last month so I could meet Susie and Logo.  How lucky were we to have a view of the Space Needle from our very reasonably priced hotel room?  Cool, huh?  That was the first night.


Several days later we took a ferry ride and I got to see the Needle from the water.


Bonus shot of another ferry with the Needle.  How very Seattle, eh?


Coming back on the ferry I got to see the Needle at night.  Also attempted getting a half decent shot while the motor was vibrating the boat, the wind was blowing me, and I had no tripod.  I expected nothing more than a horrid blur. The fact that I can even tell it's the Needle makes me happy.



No Needle in the shot but the waterfront is groovy.


This is the result of that earlier picture of Logo laying on the ground and me...uh...mounting the gigantic balls.  It's all about perspective, baby.  No phallic symbolism going on, nuh-uh.



Oh, and just to keep things completely out of order chronologically, we did actually go TO the Needle a day or so before the ferry ride.  Here's a view of the gorgeous Puget Sound at sunset.


Gratuitous ferry entering the shot.


Check out the Cascade Range.  Water. Mountains. Sunset.  What's not to love? 



Waterfront view from the Needle at dusk.


More of the same, just the other side of the Needle.  (Here's Uncle Milt coming out from behind the house. *click*  Here he is in front of the house. *click* Here he is by the car. *click*....sick of my Needle views yet?)

Ok fine, we also rode the monorail to get back to the hotel so we could look out our window and see the Needle some more.

15 comments:

secret agent woman said...

Okay, how may needle shots did you take?

secret agent woman said...

*many

lime said...

probably about 50 or so, rough estimate

Craig said...

Hey, I hear there's this really cool building in Seattle. . . called the Space Needle, or something like that. . .

And yer 'phallic' shot reminded me of something outta 'Independence Day'. . .

But, uh. . . no Mt. Rainier?

lime said...

mt. ranier....we're getting there. patience, patience. besides, i had to wait for the set crew to wheel it out on casters.

Craig said...

Any pix from inside the Needle?

Reminds me of the CN Tower in Toronto, altho I realize the Needle is much older. The CN Tower, tho, is probably more than twice as tall. Since, you know, we're talkin' all phallic an' stuff. . .

;)

Dave said...

Great shots Michelle. I specially liked your night photos of the city lights - Dave

Beach Bum said...

Whenever I see the Space Needle I always think of Frasier and that dog which was on the show.

Suldog said...

Monorail! I am envious that you got to ride a monorail. That is tres cool public transport!

G-Man said...

Seattle has a perpetual Boner!

Craver Vii said...

Good thing I've overcome my fear of needles.

The "Uncle Milt" line cracked me up.

coopernicus said...

between the needle and the balls??? i dunno....

S said...

Yay!!! What fun!♥

Jocelyn said...

Needle whore.

Hilary said...

Great shots, Michelle. But I didn't know you had a needle habit.