Mid-afternoon in late November, the misty rain over Seattle’s harbour lifted for a few minutes, and I was lucky enough to have a camera handy. Seattle is one of America’s secrets.
I’m sure the locals have created the “Always rains in Seattle” myth just so more people don’t consider moving there – that keeps housing prices affordable. While it rains many days in Seattle, the sun also shines on as many days. A fair exchange . . . Seattle is a civilised, European style city with a downtown where people live, small restaurants thrive and where local people shop at a harbourside produce market just up from the Art Gallery.
It is a city built by far-sighted engineers and innovative retailers – Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, Nordstrom’s, Starbucks and Costco. Where the population has strong Japanese, Swedish and northern European populations. Where grunge, individuality and a contrarian outlook are philosophies of life, not fashion accessories.
There is also a beautiful working harbour full of tugs, tour boats, ferries and cargo ships. You can see a few of them in the photo I was lucky enough to snap. Some Photoshop to make the vision true to the emotions it triggered in me.