Thursday, July 20, 2006

Seattle Waterfront

I've been meaning to scrap these photos since the first day I started scrapping over 4 years ago. As you can see, the colors are beginning to fade. Though they weren't the best of pics to begin with, even then I knew I needed panoramic photos of this view. (The photos across the top of the two pages line up to form one long image.) I used the retro squares paper to mimic the highs and lows of the skyline. This was the view in July 1991. Click on the pics to see larger images.

Journaling reads:
When the kids were still kids we used to drive the 30 minutes or so from home to Bremerton, leave the car for the day, and take the ferry to the Seattle waterfront at least a few times every summer. The route over was always so serine and I love the view of the waterfront from the ferry as we pulled up to dock in Seattle.

We’d have lunch of Ivar’s famous clam chowder at Ivar’s Fish Bar on the water and browse all the shops. Our favorites were the import market and the Olde Curiosity Shoppe. And sometimes we’d walk up the hundreds of stairs (ok, it seemed like hundreds) to The Public Market at Pike Place. Watching the guys toss fish was always fun, the aromas from the tea and coffee shops were always intriguing, and the sights and sounds were captivating. The kids loved the brass pig and the costumed characters outside the cafĂ© luring in customers, but I think I miss riding the ferry most of all.

2 comments:

  1. What a great memory Shar. Love the LO!

    :J

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  2. You did a really nice job on this Shar. I would love to see that fish market as I've heard so much about it.

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