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Seattle Photographs: Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square
Originally uploaded by Laughing Squid.
Some of our readers have commented that we don't feature enough photography from the Northwest region. Fair enough—with the Frye Museum, Henry Art Gallery, and a great portion of Downtown, Seattle is an incredible fount for the creative visual arts, as well as a stunning subject. As a native "Seattlite," I am familiar with the melancholy of Seattle's rain-soaked streets. The light, near-constant rain creates countless tiny reflections nearly everywhere you look. That's classic Seattle sky in the above image. Imagine all of the white as a magnificent blue and you've got the city in the summer.

Since we were there I decided to shoot some photos of Pioneer Square, Seattle’s first neighborhood and an area that I hadn’t really explored before. I shot shoot some photos of Occidental Park, the Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial, Smith Tower, the Waterfall Garden and a bunch of other stuff. As we were walking around we I discovered that Pioneer Square was also the birthplace of United Parcel Service (UPS) in 1907, which was an interesting bit of trivia to come across.

Image © Scott Beale/Laughing Squid.


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