Thursday, January 31, 2008

Thinking about spring

I was looking through my archive of Seattle photos and came upon this beautiful lily growing near Union Bay. It reminds me of spring in Seattle.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Seattle Waterfront

Seattle Waterfront - photo taken from a moving ferry.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Seattle Skyline in 2000

Seattle skyline pictured in 2000. The photo was captured from the Space Needle observation deck, looking south.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Drumheller Fountain - University of Washington

Drumheller Fountain at the University of Washington. This image makes a nice title slide for a PowerPoint presentation. It's free for educational use.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Rose Garden - University of Washington

Thinking of spring? Here's a photo of the Rose Garden by Frosh Pond at the University of Washington. Mary Gates Hall is on the right and Suzallo Library is in the center.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Seattle Skyline

Seattle skyline viewed from Kerry Park in 2001.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Seattle Panorama 2002

Seattle Panorama captured in 2002 from Kerry Park. Multiple photos were combined to create this high-resolution image. The Space Needle is painted orange on the top to match the original color scheme and celebrate thirty-years since the 1962 World's Fair.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

UW Drumheller Fountain and Mt. Rainier

Drumheller Fountain with Mt. Rainier in the distance.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

UW Gerberding Hall

Cherry trees in bloom by Gerberding Hall on the University of Washington. The cherry trees on campus blossom in March around spring break. It's freezing in Seattle and we are looking forward to spring!

Monday, January 21, 2008

UW Suzzallo Library

Suzzallo Library at the University of Washington. Cherry trees line the side of Gerberding Hall (left).
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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Montlake Bridge

Montlake Bridge opens for boats to pass in the Montlake Cut by the University of Washington.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

UW Gerberding Hall

Gerberding Hall - on Red Square at the University of Washington - was built in 1949 and designed by architect, Victor N. Jones. Currently, the offices of the University president and other adminstrators are located in the classic building. Gerberding Hall was previously known as the Administration Building - until 1995 when it was renamed in honor of President Gerberding. (source: UW website)

Friday, January 18, 2008

UW Mary Gates Hall

Mary Gates Hall on the University of Washington campus. The Commons in Mary Gates Hall features a cathedral ceiling with natural lighting and the original exterior wall from the old Physics Building. The building includes state-of-the-art computer labs, classrooms and undergraduate services. The classic Collegiate Gothic building is named after the late Mary Maxwell Gates, class of 1950, who served on the UW Board of Regents for 18 years and was a strong advocate for undergraduate education. (source: UW website)

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

UW Physics- Astronomy

The UW Physics-Astronomy buildings are in the southwest corner of the main University of Washington campus.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

University of Washington School of Law

The UW School of Law is located in the William H. Gates Hall near the northwest corner of the University of Washington campus. It's a cool building with lots of windows and angles.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

University of Washington Quad

Cherry trees in bloom on the Quad - in the spring.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Rainier Vista

On a clear day, Mt. Rainier can be seen in all its glory from the University of Washington. John C. Olmsted drew plans for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition held on campus in 1909, including a grand promenade with Mount Rainier as its focal point - know as Rainier Vista.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Mary Gates Hall from Frosh Pond

View of Mary Gates Hall from Frosh Pond on the University of Washington campus.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Seattle Waterfront and Mt. Rainier

Safeco Field and Mt. Rainier set the background of this busy dock on Elliott Bay near downtown Seattle.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Seattle Skyline

The Seattle skyline has an interesting perspective when viewed from the waterfront. The buildings are very impressive. Columbia Center, the tallest building in Seattle, is the black curved structure in the background.

The 55-story Washington Mutual Tower is on the far left. The building is called "the spark plug" by some Puget Sounders.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Kane Hall

Kane Hall is one of the massive concrete and brick buildings - located on the northern edge of Red Square at the University of Washington. Not much imagination was used for this design.

Kane Hall houses five large auditoriums with seating for up to 720 people. Who can be expected to learn economics, chemistry or psychology in such huge classrooms?

Monday, January 7, 2008

Denny Hall

Although initially called the Adminstration Building, in 1910 it was named Denny Hall in honor of Arthur A. Denny, donor of most of the land for the original campus. The style of architecture is French renaissance - with gables and turrets. In the center of the building, high upon its tower, rings the Denny bell.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Denny Hall Bell Tower

Denny Hall at the University of Washington. Crowning Denny Hall is the belfry containing "Varsity Bell," which was brought from Troy, N.Y., around Cape Horn to Seattle in the winter of 1861-62 for installation in the original Territorial University building. The 400-pound bell was purchased for $368 during the Civil War and rung for the first time on March 19, 1862. It was used to signal classes until 1912 when the Blethen Chimes were installed. The bell is now rung once a year at Homecoming.

The hall was named for Arthur Denny, who donated 8 2/3 acres of the University's original 10-acre downtown tract. Arthur Armstrong Denny was one of Washington State's early pioneers, and became one of the major civic leaders of Seattle, settling in Alki Point, West Seattle in 1851. Denny was a banker and businessman. He served as postmaster, county commissioner, and member of the Washington territorial legislature. (source:

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Denny Hall

Denny Hall on the University of Washington upper campus.

The first campus building in 1895, Denny Hall was designed in the French Renaissance style with round turrets and candle-snuffer roofs. The landmark structure was built of Tenino sandstone and pressed brick.

According the the UW website, "Denny originally contained laboratories, a teaching museum for natural sciences, classrooms, 10 recital halls, faculty and regents rooms, the president's office, and a 736 seat assembly hall".

Denny Hall is currenty home to the the Departments of Anthropology, Classics, Germanics, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, and the Language Learning Center.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Seattle Skyline at Night - Viewed from Beacon Hill

A view of downtown Seattle taken from North Beacon Hill. The I-5 freeway winds around the downtown core. Smith Tower is on the far left. First HIll is on the right.

The 76-story Columbia Center (original name) towers over the surrounding skyscrapers. Voted the Best Bathroom in the USA, the Columbia Club women's bathroom is located on the 76th floor and offers a spectacular easterly view of the Cascades mountain range and the city below.

The tallest building in Washington - opened March 2, 1985 as Columbia Center, then changed names to Columbia Seafirst Center. It became the Bank of America Tower on September 27, 1999, and then full-circle to Columbia Center on November 21, 2005. Columbia Center was sold on April 10, 2007 for $621 million.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Drumheller Fountain and Frosh Pond

View of "Frosh Pond" at the University of Washington. Originally called Geyser Basin for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, the name was changed to Frosh Pond when a group of sophomores threw some freshmen into the pond. Drumheller Fountain, in the center of Frosh Pond, was a gift from Regent Joseph Drumheller for the university's centennial celebration in 1961.
Mary Gates Hall is visible on the right.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Sailboats docked on Lake Washington

Seattle has a lot of avid sailers. These sailboats are docked on Lake Washington, near Leshi. Mercer Island and the Cascade Mountains can been seen in the background.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

Fireworks in Seattle. Have a safe and happy New Year.