Seattle is the green city and the coffee city. It is gardens and parks, cafes and bookshops. It is culture and an independent spirit. Live music, big markets and public art. All in the fresh scent of the Pacific North-West.
Spring and trees in Capitol Hill’s Volunteer Park are laden with beautiful pink blossom; Two friends follow follow a path that leads beneath the lush green canopy of trees in Volunteer Park.
Out of a yellow fire hydrant in Fremont grow pretty yellow flowers; Old garbage cans are recycled as pots for plants outside this red brick Ballard house.
At the feet of a concrete crowd in Fremont waiting for a bus that will never come, hard-warming ‘love heals’ graffiti.
Looking up through green leafy branches to the iconic Space Needle; A comuter ferry crosses the waters of Puget Sound in the pink and orange light of sunset.
The famous Seattle sculpture of a troll under a bridge in Fremont holding a captured VW.
A taxi pulls outside the Public Market sign at Pike Place Market, on the waterfront in downtown Seattle this is an icon; Whilst still regularly visited by locals, the Pike Place Market is a major tourist attraction as indicated by this sign on the fresh crab display.
An impeccable display of bright red and green produce, tomatoes and beans in Pike Place Market; A line outside Monorail Espresso, a walk-up window in old building in a coffee-mad city.
Dome lights and boxes piled high with the ubiquitous Washington apple logo, inside Pike Place Market.
A woman sits in a downtown Seattle public park that’s covered in trees; A group of women sit and chat outside a leafy cafe in an old red brick building in Ballard.
A bench seat on a grey overcast day looking out to the sandy beach volleyball courts at Alki.
Looking through a silhouetted tree at Alki to a ferry crossing the sunset sea; A colourful collection of stones and driftwood on the beach at Alki.
A young boy strolls along the pebbly beach at Alki in the pink orange light of sunset; Father sand son near one of the beach fire pits at Alki on a grey stormy afternoon.
A couple sit on driftwood on the beach at Alki and begin setting up a picnic dinner.
The iconic Seattle skyline lit up at nightfall, as seen across the water on a typically cloudy evening.
A waterfall surrounded by bright greenery and with mist rising from its tumbling water is Snowqualmie Falls; A typically overcast day in Seattle nearly masks the Olympic Mountains, as the regular ferry services transport people around Puget Sound and the islands.
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