Just before landing in Seattle, the sky was a blend of wistaria, icy blue and autumn gold and on that very night my friends and I had already begun exploring, which led to an oyster sampling plate (the Pacific Bay oysters were my favorite) and views of the Seattle skyline at our home for the weekend. And who knew that this spontaneous trip would lead to reuniting with an elementary school friend (a proof of the power of Instagram and social media)?
There were intimate late night talks on rooftop lounges, coffee to begin our mornings, suitcases full of rain gear although it seemed that we bought the southern California sunshine with us all weekend…and with all adventures, there is nothing better than the unintentional and unexpected discoveries of beauty. Wishing that you will enjoy these personal photos of my Seattle trip from earlier in the month.
Admired the color contrast among the infamous gum wall.
The prettiest pink chairs outside a quaint cafe.
Above and below, the Seattle Central Library, and could not resist visiting each and every floor.
One of our favorite random discoveries from across the field, the International Fountain at the Seattle Center.
Above, fell in love with the vibrant ombré application of colors on this particular building, part of the EMP Museum.
When we seek, we find.
This moment reminded of autumn so much.
Above and below, the King Street Station would have to be my most favorite place visited during the Seattle trip, not only for the spectacularly ornate walls and ceilings, but also for the appeal of wanderlust as travelers waited in line to purchase tickets to a place far away from there.
Impromptu trip to the Ballard Locks, all from the influence of a postcard purchased from the Klondike Gold Rush NHP – Seattle Unit and what a joy it was to walk along the bay and observe various sea vessels enter and exit for safe passage between salt water and fresh water.
Wondering and wandering, always and always.
Below, rooftop access and nighttime views of Seattle’s skyline.