Seattle: Sky View Observatory

In late January I was visiting Seattle for a work conference. This wasn’t my first time. I had been out a couple years prior to our Alaskan cruise. I had also been to visit family–and another time for a work. I had done the usual things like the Space Needle. It was time to do something different.

With sunset approaching, I walked from the my downtown hotel over to Columbia Center, the tallest building in the Pacific Northwest. After entering the building and paying admission, I whisked up the elevator to the 73rd floor of the Sky View Observatory. From here you have a perfect 360 degree view of Seattle.

What I like about the Sky View Observatory is that you can capture Seattle’s most famous landmark, the Space Needle. Because when you’re actually at the Space Needle, it won’t be in any of your shots (sort of like when you’re at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris). Sunset turned the sky cotton candy pink and blue. It was amazing to see Mount Rainier, the Seattle skyline, and Puget Sound.

Here are a few select pics:

The Seattle skyline


Seattle skyline

Space Needle


Space Needle

Mount Rainier at sunset


Mount Rainier

Below are photos from the Sky View Observatory. For a full set of Seattle pics, check out my Flickr album.

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