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Seattle Waterfront

Let’s go back to the big city. This was taken on the morning of our first day of Seattle. As you can see here, the Central Waterfront, running along the shore of Elliott Bay, offers a great view of the downtown area of Seattle and its many high-rise office buildings.

Two of the most remarkable towers are Columbia Center and Smith Tower. The former is the tallest tower in the city and is the dark, partly curved tower. At 286 metres, it was the tallest structure on the West Coast at the time of its completion in 1985, but has since been surpassed by three other towers. Smith Tower is the oldest skyscraper in Seattle. It has a height of 148 metres and it used to be the tallest building on the West Coast for almost half a century until it was overtaken by the Space Needle in 1962. Smith Tower was completed in 1914 and was named after its builder. Smith Tower is the white pointy tower in the middle of the photo.

The man in the foreground was pulling large pieces of wood out of the water. On the right, you can spot the Seattle Great Wheel, located at Pier 57.

Located in the state of Washington, Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region with just over 700,000 inhabitants. The city was founded in 1852.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/800 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 552/100 mm
Date Taken: 2017-07-31 13:05
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1480 kb

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