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Photohunt: Water


Lake Union and Seattle Skyline
Lake Union and Seattle skyline from the cockpit of a seaplane about to land on the lake

I missed the last couple of Photohunt. But I couldn't miss this week's hunt - Water. Living in the Seattle area, water is all around. To the west is Puget Sound, a large inland body of water. To the east is Lake Washington and right downtown is Lake Union.

Lake Union is very interesting. It is connected to the Sound by a series of locks and a cut of channel connects it to Lake Washington. It is a working lake with several large dry docks. And it is also home to many houseboats. It is also the landing strip for seaplanes between Seattle, San Juan Islands and Canada. For years, I would watch the planes take off from my office and dream of taking one to Victoria. I finally did get a chance. I loved it! We arranged the flight to return at sunset on a sunny summer day. The view from the cockpit was spectacular.

Here is another view from Gas Works Park on the north shore of Lake Union.

Lake Union and Seattle Skyline

Comments (15)

Beautiful pictures...water looks so wonderful


Beautiful shots!

Wonderful photo from the seaplane! I love aerial views of anything on earth. The second photo is also fabulous.

These are wonderful views!

And its so much more blue than the water around here.

looks like a postcard photo! very nice!! :)

Now that is one beautiful view! :)


Beautiful views! Makes me wanna go see Seattle. Thanks for sharing!

The houseboats of Lake Union aren't exactly like the float cabins of Powell Lake, but maybe you will be interested in seeing how we do it. For my contribution, I chose water reflections around my floating cabin in Coastal BC. I invite you to come see. -- Margy

The two picture are all beautiful great entry for the theme..


I love these aerial shots!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Marta, great photos of Seattle. It really is a very beautiful City. I lived there briefly, but enjoyed the little time I had there.

I loved that shot from the cockpit of th plane! Very cool!

Beautiful shots. The second is so clear and crisp - very nice.

RYC: Nope, the water was rather chilly.

Those are such beautiful images - thanks!

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