Monday, 31 December 2012

EMERALD CITY

pike place market

seattle

gum wall seattle

seattle street art

Pike Place Market - View of Bainbridge Island - Market Theatre gum wall - Local street art

Seattle was a city loaded with mystery and charm. The cooler foggy weather gave me the chance to drink more coffee too which, let’s face it, is never a bad idea and as the birthplace of Starbucks I was not complaining. We stayed in Belltown which was an edgy, arty part of town. It was an easy walk downtown to Pike Place Market which, on a Sunday, was sensory overload. The market was the centre of the city, full of smells, noise and people. Due to the cloudy weather, a few locals said not to worry about the Space Needle. Instead we walked around, snapped a few photos then headed to the EMP Museum which pays homage to Seattle’s local music acts, including Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix. As for cafes, Victrola Coffee Roasters in Capitol Hill made a great latte and Local 360 in Belltown served incredible vegan buttermilk pancakes. We also stopped by Ltd Art Gallery which displays a selection of modern, pop and surrealist work. Seattle was a city alive with diversity. It was embracing and proudly unique. A city I would happily visit again.

38 comments:

  1. Graffiti as art decor never used to grab me when I saw it in towns, however a reserved amount looks pretty cool! These are great photos!
    Love
    Grace X
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  2. Looks amazing! Beautiful photos. I'd love to visit one day.
    Katie xx
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  3. These pictures are so beautiful! It looks like such a lovely place.
    Thank you for following my blog! I am now following you, too.

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  4. I am going to Seattle in a few months and I am really excited! Fun pictures. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    -Lindsey

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  5. Nice pictures girl! happy new year

    Mounia

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  6. very nice pictures :)
    Happy new year my dear !
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  7. Amazing pictures! Fell in love with your blog! <3

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  8. Wow, what stunning, colourful photographs! I've always wanted to visit Seattle :)

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog earlier!

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  9. beautiful photos! ur so talented! love the gum wall :D

    xoxo, eliza
    Bread and Butter Blog

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  10. Wooow those really are wonderful pictures!

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  11. love it! Happy New Year!

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  12. Amazing blog :) I follow You now and I hope that you like my blog too! Have a great day ❤

    xx San☽
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  13. you've got an amazing blog.really! I love the shots you've taken.
    thanks for commenting on my blog.
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  14. Great pics, happy 2013 :)

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  15. I've never been, but have always wanted to go. Love the photos!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  16. Wow, beautiful! I visited Seattle a few years ago but this makes me want to go back!

    xx Alyssa http://visionsofnyc.blogspot.com/

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  17. Really gorgeous pictures, I would love to visit Seattle!
    Lovely post and blog :)

    Elle xx
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  18. Amazing photos lovely lady! Your blog is absolutely refreshing. And now I want to visit Seattle. I'm following your blog now dear, and I look forward to more reads and lovely photos!


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  19. Wow, love the second photo!
    Happy new year, sweetie :)

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  20. These photos are so lovely! Following you now (:
    x

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  21. Great post! would you like to follow each other?! let me know!

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  22. Wow these pics are amazing!If you want we can follow each other on gfc and facebook? Visit my blog and try to win fashionable sunglasses! Kiss

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  23. Haha the gum wall is cool!

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  24. wow beautiful pictures xx

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  25. Really amazing pics. I hope one day I will go there and to see it. Have a nice day.

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  26. Your comment was soo sweet! I am now following you on GFC and BloglovinD:D:D!
    Hope you come back soon;)! xx

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  27. Beautiful photos, it seems to be a lovely place! You have a great blog! I'd love if you checked out my blog, and if you like it, can we follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin’? I promise I’ll follow you back <3

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  28. I looove your photos!
    great blog my dear! keep it on!
    xoxo
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  29. Yay! Love my city! What beautiful images, girl! I'm glad you loved it as much as I do :)
    xo TJ

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  30. Looks so pretty! I can only imagine how beautiful this city is! One day I will most def have to visit! <3

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  31. Nice pictures!

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog!

    X Camilla

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  32. I think the gum wall looks almost pretty, there is something wrong with that!

    Emma x

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  33. Glad to hear you liked Seattle so well! Your description of Belltown is kind of funny, because Seattlites don't totally view it that way. It's mostly known for its lame young professionals and rowdy bars. It's in a great location, though, and the rent is pretty affordable considering.

    Safe travels!

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  34. These pictures are completely beautiful! This seems like such and interesting place!

    Would you like to stay connected through Bloglovin and GFC?


    Xo Amy

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  35. Your pictures are absolutely lovely !

    xo, Kat.

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  36. thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. You have beautiful photos! I'm going to Seattle next week and am excited to discover the city and snap a few photos. Followed you! x

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