Some Aerial Views of Seattle

It’s been months since I have written. So what kept me busy? Well, this and that. It was time to leave India and visit Europe. I was there for 2 weeks, visiting places. This should have ensured more travel posts. But I returned the US on a pair of crutches with injured ligaments. Now that was due to a minor accident on the streets of Italy (an incident my friends like to make fun of saying “Sicily mein phisli”, meaning, “Slipped in Sicily”). It took me a while to get rid of the ultra-glamorous red crutches, and by the time I had recovered, it was time to shift coasts. I was starting graduate school. Unpacking, packing, repacking, and getting rid of the rest of the clutter took me forever. I am in graduate school now, which also means I have less time and even less money, meaning I travel less. Too bad. So till I make future trips, I’ll try to clear some of the backlogs.

I realize even amidst my hectic schedule, attending classes, writing proposals, starting to get into the regimen of doing homework when I thought I was long past the age of doing homework, I miss my life in Seattle. It seems like a chapter from another life, all fuzzy and full of nostalgia. I still check the weather of Seattle every morning, more out of habit than anything else. I know I will get over it, but till then, here are some nostalgic pictures in and around Seattle. These have mostly been taken from airplanes or elevated heights.

Mount Rainier, a volcanic mountain and the highest point in the state of Washington.


Washington is rightly called the Evergreen State. You will mostly see green at any time of the year (unless it is eastern Washington).


This is the start of the Interstate 90. I have always wanted to drive the whole stretch of I-90. It takes you all the way to Boston.


Downtown Seattle and Space Needle


Qwest Field and Safeco Field


Puget Sound


More cars and freeways


Space Needle


Space Needle at night from Kerry Park


Downtown Seattle in the evening


The Computer Science and Electrical Engineering department at the University of Washington


The decapitated Mount St. Helens that erupted in 1980.

Hope you folks like the pictures.

11 Comments

  • Sahil says:

    Hi Devasmita , beautiful pics of Seattle from the top. Simply no words to describe , only one word Awesome.

    Sahil

  • Kerry park, I always forget that park name, this is the place from where you can take the best view of Space Needle. Visiting Seattle soon, will try to find some time to visit this park.

  • Devasmita says:

    Sahil, thanks :) Indeed Seattle is very picturesque.

    Upanshu, Kerry Park is indeed one of the top places to visit in Seattle. So you will be in Seattle? Ah, nostalgia !!

  • Jerry Jaleel says:

    Beautiful aerial pics, like post cards. Many years ago, we used to camp in Osoyoos, British Columbia, two weeks each time during the summer months and drive down to Washington on a daily basis for shopping ( just 10 minutes from Osoyoos you are in Washington State). At that time, shoping at JC Penny and Target stores were a bargain for us, and the kids loved A&W, and Burger King restaurants, a change from camp foods and the local restaurants in sleepy Osoyoos.

    One thing we noticed about Washington was the abundance of trees, especially apple and peach trees.

    Well done with pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  • Wow Devasmita…how did you manage the slow shutter speed shot (the last but third one) from a moving aircraft?? Simply incredible!
    Thanks for sharing…

  • Devasmita says:

    Jerry, wow that is quite an interesting experience to share :)

    Vibha, if I am right about the pic you are referring to, it was taken either from the Space Needle, or from Kerry Park, but definitely not from an aircraft :)

  • manish khamesra says:

    Only a day or two before your post, my wife questioned that there is no new post from Devasmita for a long time and there were you with two in succession :-)

    Its sad to know about the unfortunate accident, I wish you a complete recovery.

    Pictures, do I need to say anything about something so superb!

    Keep writing and keep sharing.

  • Devasmita says:

    Manish, coincidental, isn’t it? Yes I was away for a while and missed writing about my travel experiences. My foot has healed well :) And I hope you both enjoy my travel journeys.

    • manish khamesra says:

      Indeed we enjoy your travel journies.

      Both ur posts are with beautiful photographs but I really missed the accompanying magic of ur writing.

  • Roopesh says:

    Hi Devasmita,
    The pics are absolutely stunning especially the night ones which are so clear. I have been fortunate to visit Seattle/Bellevue and was overwhelmed by its beauty. I was there in winters and could not imagine how it would look in summers. However, could not explore Seattle from different locations. Reminded me of my time over there.

  • Devasmita says:

    Manish, I am still new to the field of writing travelogues, so let’s say I am experimenting between setting the right balance between pictures and the amount of writing :)

    Roopesh, I am amazed at how many people have visited and loved Seattle. Makes me feel very proud. If ever you are visiting again and need tips for places to visit or places to eat at, please drop me a line :)

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