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Photohunt: Triangle

Space Needle
Seattle Space Needle

This week's photohunt theme is triangle. I did not have an idea of what I was going to use this week but when I went hunting, I realized that triangles showed up prominently in Seattle. So here is a triangle tour of some of the well known (and less well known) sites of Seattle, Washington. Starting with the iconic symbol of Seattle - The Space Needle. Notice how the leg bases form a triangle?

Pacific Science Center

Near by are the arches of the Pacific Science Center. These were also build as part of the Seattle World's Fair of 1962 and were designed by Minoru Yamaskai. Triangles make up the design at the top of the arches.

Smith Tower

For many years, the Smith Tower was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River and the tallest building in Seattle. Later it was surpassed by the SeaFirst building - the lower black box building to the left and later again by the Columbia Tower - black building to the left. Notice the triangular top.

W Hotel

The triangular top continues to be a theme in downtown Seattle. This is the top of the "W" Hotel. In the foreground is the Henry Moore Sculpture "Vertebrae". To the left is out next site ...

Public Library

The Seattle Public Library designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhass. Back to back triangles form diamonds and encompass the exterior walls. Here is another shot from the interior.

Public Library

Hammering Man

You can often see triangles in our public art. Notice the legs of the Hammering Man sculpture outside the Seattle Art Museum. The stone work on the SAM building also has several triangles. There are also interesting triangular sculptures in the Olympic Sculpture Garden.

Olympic Sculpture Garden

And to complete our tour, here are triangles in a few lesser known sights in Seattle. Thanks for coming along on my tour. Have a great weekend everyone.

Aurora Bridge
Triangles hold up the Aurora Bridge

Detail Gas Works Park
Valves create an interesting triangle at Gas Works Park

Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral
Triangular steeple on Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral

Ballard Centential Bell Tower
Triangular top on the Ballard Centennial Bell Tower

Comments (11)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Marta,it was so much fun going on this triangle tour with you and seeing the many sights in Seattle. I had forgotten how Seattle looks. It's a beautiful city.

Thanks so much for taking us on this lovely tour. Enjoy your weekend.

Wow! So many cool triangles. Great choices. :)


Beautiful shots! Thanks for the personal photo tour of Seattle. I think I like the Russian Orthodox Church photo best. :)

Lots of great triangles here. . . I enjoyed the tour. I think my favorite was the pipes and valves. . .


ooh, awesome shots for triangle!

I had no idea Seattle was so full of triangles.

Thanks for the tour. As always, your photos are wonderful and these make me want to visit Seattle!

The Seattle tower always makes me think of Frasier... nice shots this week!


Great examples of triangles!

Lovely photos as usual :-) You have an impressive collection of triangles.

Thanks for the tour of Seattle. It is funny how sometimes we think the theme will be hard, but then find lots of great photos.

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