Today was again another day of perfect Winter weather in Seattle. Welcome 2011, indeed! I had the honor to be downtown to photograph a friend’s artwork today; having arrived a few hours early I decided I would take a stroll along the piers of Seattle with my camera to warm up.
For those who have not yet been to Seattle, the piers are one of those hidden gems that I think too often get overlooked by tourists and citizens alike. It is one of the better places to get a feel for both the industry and tourism that intersects in this area. You can easily start from Pioneer Square and work your way “north” to end up at the new sculpture park or otherwise short-circuit the trip a bit and end at Pike Place Market. Along the route are a number of tourist traps that have sufficient charm and self-awareness that warrant a quick perusal of their wares. And when the skies are particularly clear the views of the Sound and Olympic Mountains cannot be beat other than to go out on the Sound in a sailboat.
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