Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

In this week’s challenge, show us your take on a monument (broadly defined). It could be a fresh angle on a well-known tourist site, or a place nobody knows outside your community— anything can be monumental as long as it’s imbued with a shared sense of importance.

Ben – The Daily Post


The Space Needle has to be one of the most photographed monuments in the Pacific Northwest and whenever I’m at Seattle Center I can’t resist snapping my fair share of pictures but along with the typical tourist shots I always try to capture a new angle so I can share a view of Seattle most of my readers haven’t seen before.

This image is from the bottom of a steep stairway outside the Experience Music Project Museum.  EMP’s curvy siding is visible on the left, the Space Needle is front and center and at the top of the stairs is a poster of Seattle native Jimi Hendrix.  Three monuments in one shot!

Posted as part of  the Weekly Photo Challenge:  Monument.

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: 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.