Black & White Tuesday: 4-29-14

B&W Tuesday 4-29-14

I haven’t posted a new Black and White Tuesday photo for a few weeks but after our Sunday afternoon hike around Deception Pass State Park I’ve got plenty of new photos ready to share.

In the spring of 1792, Joseph Whidbey, master of HMS Discovery and Captain Vancouver‘s chief navigator proved that it was not really a small bay as charted by the Spaniards (hence the name “Deception”), but a deep and turbulent channel that connects the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the Saratoga Passage, which separates the mainland from what they believed was a peninsula (actually Fidalgo Island and Whidbey Island). Thomas Coupe, a sea captain and founder of Coupeville, was the only man ever to sail a full-rigged ship through the strait discovered by Whidbey.

In the early years of the 20th century, travelers of the horse-and-buggy era used an unscheduled ferry to cross from Fidalgo Island to Whidbey Island. To call the ferry, they banged a saw with a mallet and then sat back to wait.

The bridge, one of the scenic wonders of the Pacific Northwest, is actually two spans, one over Canoe Pass to the north, and another over Deception Pass to the south. Construction began in August 1934, and the completed bridge was dedicated at noon on July 31, 1935. The Wallace Bridge and Structural Co. of Seattle, Washington provided 460 tons of steel for the 511-foot Canoe Pass arch and 1130 tons for the 976-foot Deception Pass span. The cost of the New Deal-era construction was $482,000, made possible through the Public Works Administration and county funds.

In 1982, the bridge was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

It cost more to paint the spans in 1983 than to build them in 1935. They were painted again in 1997.

Source – Wikipedia Deception Pass Bridge

Black & White Tuesday: 4-8-14

B&W Tuesday 4-8-14

Today’s Black & White Tuesday post is a view of Seattle’s EMP (Experience Music Project)  Museum’s silver side.

If you missed the pink side  you can see it again here and stay tuned for blue coming soon…

Black & White Tuesday: 4-1-14

B&W Tuesday 4-1-14

I really hope this will be the last bare branches photo of our winter as April’s warmer air and longer days means it’s almost time for the Emerald City (Seattle) to live up to its nickname.

Black & White Tuesday: 3-25-14

B&W Tuesday 3-25-14

A fun moment around the International Fountain at the Seattle Center.  This fountain, along with the Space Needle were designed and built as part of the 1962 World’s Fair and is a popular place to run, play and relax in all kinds of weather.  The fountain sprays in varied patterns through the day and is said to have some of the cleanest water in the city as every gallon is recycled and filtered three times before reaching the public.

Black & White Tuesday: 3-4-14

B&W Tuesday 3-4-14

After a dreary week of foggy October days Ryan and I grabbed our warm coats and headed to the beach.  Late afternoon brought us the first touch of light in days and just as the gray lifted a flock of birds rose from their perches at the Marina and  flew out to sea.

Black & White Tuesday: 2-25-14

B&W Tuesday 2-25-14

The only reason I stopped to take this photo was because of  how much I liked the leafless branches against a vibrant blue winter sky yet here I am on a black & white Tuesday removing all color.  The original brown and blue palette was striking but after viewing it in monochrome I can really appreciate the organic structure of this great old tree.

Black & White Tuesday: 2-18-14

B&W Tuesday 2-18-14

I have another summer beach photo for this mid-February entry in my Black and White Tuesday series.  Ryan spent an hour filling his pockets with rocks for sling-shot ammunition while I relaxed on driftwood logs snapping pictures of the day.

Black and White Tuesday: 2-11-14

B&W Tuesday 2-11-14

This close view of a totem pole is from one of two popular 50 foot cedar poles at Victor Steinbrueck Park near the Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA.  Seattle Architect Victor Steinbrueck is credited with spearheading the preservation movement to protect both the Market and Pioneer Square districts in the 1960’s and twenty years later a small parcel of land adjacent to the market and overlooking the Seattle waterfront was developed and landscaped as a city park.  The  new Market Park was dedicated in 1982 and featured plans for two large totem poles designed by Victor Steinbrueck and carved by James Bender in the style of Northwest Coast Indian Art.  The finished poles were installed in 1984 and after Steinbrueck’s death in 1985 the park was renamed to honor him.

Black & White Tuesday: 1-28-14

B&W Tuesday 1-28-14

Since my last Black & White Tuesday post was all about holiday shopping and hot donuts  I thought you might like to see our snack-time view looking over Seattle’s Westlake Park.

Black and White Tuesday: 1-21-14

B&W Tuesday 1-21-14

It’s hard to miss this hot donut stand in Seattle’s Westlake Park, the bright colors and happy customers can be seen from blocks away. Ryan insisted we stop for a bag of our own during a December trip downtown and while his mouth was too full of donuts and sugar for a wordy review, two thumbs up and a smile said it all.