Happy Solstice Sunset

Summer in Seattle makes the winter almost worthwhile.  Yesterday was the solstice and it was light out until almost 10 PM.  Not a cloud to be seen and perfect weather.

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I’ll admit that this picture wasn’t from the solstice proper – I took it a week or two back, but it was on one of our other perfect days.  Downtown doesn’t have as much of a focal point as I’d like – the space needle is way too far north and most of the bigger and more distinct buildings are buried down the hill.  The twin circular towers of the Westin are about the more distinctive things we have.  It does remind me of the World’s Fair 1960’s style stuff that still lingers (space needle, monorail, etc) so I guess that’s ok.


  1. that’s real purdy…
    …but for reals, that must have been nice to see in person.

    In my head I imagine the Emerald Building as the anchor of SD’s skyline, but when you look at SD skyline pics, its totally not.


    1. Thanks buddy – it came out better than I expected. I think skylines are a really subjective thing. It’s all about where you’re looking from. Some of the best buildings get buried behind other things. SD at least has a relatively flat and compact downtown – Seattle’s is on a hill so it’s all about where you fall on the slope.


  2. Sweet sweet picture. Love how the apartments with lights on can be seen so clearly. Another cool thing is the tower on the right hand side, it seems transparent with the sunset glaring behind it.


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