This is my second time to be here– for I call it “The City of Rain” because it rains so much that it was hard for me to fall in love with this city. But overall Seattle really did bring me a lot of awesomeness that I would never forget. 😉
When I think of travelling, I think of the people I know and all the memory will start flashing in my brain. That’s how I start to decide who to see, where to go, what to do and eventually how to make it happen. It’s all about the connection between you and the people. Being sincere and grateful to everyone you met gives you the solid foundation of a friendship. Maybe it could sound a little bit crazy but my dream is to visit all my friends live at different places!
Ok! Back to where I left from the beginning, my second time to be here! When you have a friend lives in a city that you have never been to, he/she will bring you to explore not only the famous tourist “hot spots” but the “culture” of the city.
Let the Journey begin!
Here is a big advice, if you want to go to Seattle, go during summer time! Besides the summertime, you don’t really have the right to decide your schedule, the weather does that for you. I can clearly remember last winter, the first thing I did when I woke up everyday was to open the curtain, looked out the window and felt disappointed. Sadly, that repeated almost everyday during my visit. The gloomy sky made me feel down. So, NO! Visit Seattle during June to Oct! The temperature is in the range between 60 F to 70F which is pretty descent. You get to wear short pants, skirts, tank-tops and the wind is pretty cozy. The sun gives you the heat! I did not go as many places as last time just because I’ve been there at the first time. I might not show the pics of those most famous tourist spots, instead, I would love to share the moments of beauty along my trip.
I call it “The Roof” because this picture was taken at the top of the building of my friend’s apartment.The name was chosen from a famous American Tv Series “How I Met Your Mother”. The roof symbolizes the place where two people who have feelings toward each other sneak out from the crowd to enjoy their secret moment. Looking up, down and straight from the roof gives them different views on the sky, city and the moon. At the end of the story, the guy has his little move and kiss the girl. And the true love begins from there.
I love the changes of texture, layer and color because they work perfectly to make the view harmoniously beautiful.
<The Other Side of The Roof>
Amazing clouds full of complex textures.
p.s. There wasn’t any special effect.
<Skyline from Gas Works Park>
Well. This was taken inside the park where I found an awesome spot to view the skyline of Seattle from the other side. As you can see the Space Needle locates at the right hand side.
<Gas Works Park>
A normal weekday. People lying on the grass, reading books, getting tanned, listening to music,rolling down from the hills and most importantly enjoying the smell of nature.
<Pike Place Market>
People come here to buy the most fresh seafood and vegetables here! It’s like a huge freshly pick market. And of course, one small bouquet of flowers will only cost you 5 dollars in which I pretty much see people sell it for at least 15 dollars in Bay Area. The most famous seafood store is located at the corner where it has a golden medal pig in front of it and there is always a group of people taking pictures with it. Why do I call it famous? Well. When people order fish, the staff will pick the fish at the front and throw it back to where cashier is (backstage). They kinda sing and shout out their catchphrases and people kinda just follow their singing to make sounds When a crowd is cheering all together, it feels really good!
The only and unique Starbucks coffee bean is also around the corner. They have this Coffee Bean that only sells here but any other Starbucks. (Golden Package–> Special Reserve)
<University of Washington– The Quad>
From the biggest tree in this pic further extends along the way is the path where the cherry blossoms happen in spring every year.
Lying there with a cup of hot green tea latte. “This is the life I’m going to have,” I said to myself.
Life is not complicated, People are.
FYI, July 23 to July 26 I will be going to Oregon on my own. More fabulous photos coming soon!