Saturday, October 30, 2010
Weather has been pretty miserable even by Seattle standards but I was able to catch a brief sunbreak to take the top shot from the Montlake Bridge looking West. My new place would be just out of frame to the left (South) while the Univ of Washington campus and specifically the UW Medical Center is to the right (North). The Montlake Cut was just that, an artificial cut to join the once land-locked Lake Washington to Portage Bay and ultimately Puget Sound. It offers a near perfect location for crew racing being mostly sheltered from crosswinds.
This shot was from the Pike Street Public Market though not the actual famous fish shop where they throw fish. You don't get a good idea of scale here but the big Kings (aka Chinooks) in the lower right are easily three feet long. BTW while the first photo was from a digital camera the fish picture is from an iPhone and doesn't really do the scene justice.
Update: the Pike Street Public Market iconic Pig