While I was shooting the aurora last September, a group of students from China joined us out on the breakwater. They just happened to be in the park when the lights started to dance and came over to see what all the hullabaloo was about. They got very excited, but couldn’t capture it on their cell phones, so were snapping pics of the images we were getting as we displayed them on the backs of our cameras for them.
I just stumbled over this little movie on YouTube. (Link below.) It’s a 1977 short by Marvin Albert filmed in various Seattle parks. It’s fun guessing which parks the scenes are in, and seeing the clothing and cars.
Seeing the city skyline is shocking though. I mean, I know the skyline has changed dramatically in my lifetime, but somehow I’d forgotten just how sparse the skyscrapers were in the late ’70s.
An old friend of mine traveled to Seattle by Amtrak in early January and I picked her up at the historic King Street Station. The station is located at the south edge of the downtown core, in between Pioneer Square and Chinatown near the Seahawks stadium.
In early January I was returning home from Kent when I saw this freeway ramp bathed in the golden glow of the setting sun and couldn’t resist capturing it. About two minutes later the sun was gone.
I think this was the only completely clear and sunny day we’ve had this entire dreary month. (Cee’s Which Way Challenge.)