Maritime Thoroughfare in the City

Please enjoy a very entertaining timelapse video of the Chittenden Locks (whose local moniker is the Ballard Locks), which is an essential part of the Lake Washington Ship Canal serving thousands of vessels throughout the Seattle metropolitan area. Constructed between 1911 and 1917, the Ballard Locks’ principal function enables access for boats and ships to…

Sleepy Saturday Morning in Seattle

During the weekend of March 27th, I decided to revive my objectives for creating timelapse photography videos. It was a primary objective in 2020, but the pandemic struck the planet, and my objective was no longer a priority. A year later, I would like to resume my quest to add timelapse videos to my skillset…

“Snowmageddon Chronicles”: Part One

Contrary to popular preconceptions and misconceptions, snowfall is infrequent in Seattle, and blizzards are even rarer. That’s why the snowstorm Seattle received between February 12th and 13th is rather historic. The Emerald City was buried with nearly nine inches of snow, making February 13th the snowiest day in Seattle since January 1969. Since we typically…

Quarantined City: Seattle Under Siege by the Coronavirus (Part III)

This is Part III of my photo essay that features different neighborhoods and landmarks of Seattle, notably areas that are typically very busy and filled with the hustle and bustle of people and vehicles before the populace was fully informed of the disease’s incredibly rapid and lethal contagiousness from person to person. If you’re a…

Quarantined City: Seattle Under Siege by the Coronavirus (Part II)

This is Part II of my photo essay that features different neighborhoods and landmarks of Seattle, notably areas that are typically very busy and filled with the hustle and bustle of people and vehicles before the populace was fully informed of the disease’s incredibly rapid and lethal contagiousness from person to person. If you’re a…

Quarantined City: Seattle Under Siege by the Coronavirus (Part I)

If you’re reading this article, you are probably fully aware of the ongoing global health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). What commenced as a rash of respiratory illnesses in Wuhan, China back in November 2019 has now gripped the entire world in March 2020. In late January, Kirkland, Washington, a suburb east of…

Dancing in Seattle in the Summer Rain (Factoid #7)

SEATTLE FACTOID #7 So far, in July 2019, Seattle has had a relatively healthy amount of rainfall interspersing the warm sunshine, much to the consternation of so many residents — I won’t go so far as to say “natives” (because natives know and remember what summers are like in Seattle) — who are complaining that…

Where the Cranes Reign (Factoid #6)

SEATTLE FACTOID #6 Seattle has erected more cranes for construction than any other city in the United States for three consecutive years since 2016. The downtown core of Seattle continues to evolve ad infinitum. Believe it or not, the majority of the high-rise buildings and glass towers in the lower three-quarters of the image above…

A Needle Like No Other (Factoid #5)

SEATTLE FACTOID #5 When the Smith Tower was erected in 1914, it remained the tallest building not only in Seattle or Washington State, but on the entire West Coast of the United States! In 1962, the record was broken by yet another structure in Seattle, one that has become world renowned and probably the most…

The Tallest Tower for Roughly 421,000 Hours (Factoid #4)

SEATTLE FACTOID #4 When it was erected in 1914, Seattle‘s Smith Tower was the tallest building along the West Coast of the United States. Smith Tower would remain the tallest for nearly 50 years until it was eventually usurped by another building in Seattle for the same title. Which building was it? Tune in next…

Adieu Été, Sayonara Summer

I have lived in Seattle for seven and a half years, and it feels like each summer season is better than the previous.  It’s a city where it never gets too humid, there’s plenty of sunshine, and the grey skies that seem to threaten rain do not last very long.  Spending time outside and enjoying…