Photo Friday: Seattle's Everyday Views

The thing that really impressed me when I first moved to Seattle was how the combination of a) lots of hills b) lots of water and c) lots of greenery makes for great views in so many parts of the city. Now that I've lived here for a while, it has all become commonplace, but every once in a while I remember to take a look around as I drive between errands. Here are a few of my favorite "everyday views"

Seattle's Smith Tower was once the tallest building on the West Coast
Seattle's Smith Tower was once the tallest building on the West Coast
Traffic Jam in the Arboretum... There's a reason Seattle is called the Emerald City
Traffic Jam in the Arboretum... There's a reason Seattle is called the Emerald City
Related Links
City Guide Seattle with Kids
Expedia: Things to do in Seattle with kids
Video: Seattle with Kids

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      1. Steve

        http://www.morekidsthansuitcases.com/
        June 7, 2012 at 11:36 p.m.

        Seattle is definitely one of the more beautiful cities to drive around. So pretty, especially on the days it's not raining.

      2. Joseph Iwaye

        http://www.holidaytravellers.net/
        June 8, 2012 at 1:17 a.m.

        Debbie, that's a beautiful city you are living in. But why so many names? From "Queen City" to "Emerald City", "Rain City" to "Jet City", "Gateway to Alaska" and more.
        Seattle must be a unique place to explore.

      3. Tom August

        http://www.villapantaibali.com/
        June 8, 2012 at 2:06 a.m.

        Nice place,the atmosphere is so refreshing.
        Thanks for sharing these photos. Keep it up!

      4. Kerry DExter

        http://musicroad.blogspot.com/
        June 8, 2012 at 3:03 a.m.

        thank you for the reminder about taking time to appreciate everyday views -- and for sharing these of Seattle.

      5. Ron Victor

        http://www.explura.com.my/
        June 8, 2012 at 3:06 a.m.

        Nice place ever greenly. I expecting with rainy stills make it very beauty place please keep posting like this.

        Thank you

        Ron Victor

      6. Mara

        http://www.motherofalltrips.com/
        June 8, 2012 at 4:05 a.m.

        We could not believe how green the Pacific Northwest is when we were there last week. Although we didn't make it to Seattle, I'm looking forward to a future visit - it's probably number one on the must-see list (in part because of the people who live there.)

      7. Lisa

        http://www.gonewiththefamily.com/
        June 8, 2012 at 4:57 a.m.

        Seattle does seem like a lush, beautiful city - the upside of having a lot of rain! We've never been but it has been added to our list of American cities that we want to visit based on the posts that you and Keryn and other Seattle travel bloggers have written about your city.

      8. Alex

        June 8, 2012 at 7:33 a.m.

        So beautiful! Can't wait to visit Seattle one day!

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