Seattle Under Construction


For the past more than a decade Seattle has been suffering under a constant construction boom. If you don’t like cranes in your skyline photos, good luck finding an angle to avoid them. In this photo almost all of the buildings you can see are new, and at least four are under construction. Many of our most distinctive looking buildings are now surrounded by others, hiding them. The roadway is under construction for the new tunnel too.

The Seattle skyline is almost unrecognizable compared to what it was twenty years ago, and tall buildings keep creeping ever closer to the Space Needle so that our icon doesn’t stand out as clearly anymore. Driving through the South Lake Union area is like driving through a completely different city from what it was, with only the street names still the same.

I don’t like it. I feel very grumpy about all of it.

CB&W = anything construction related.




Photos of clouds tend to be boring. As in, unless the clouds are part of a larger, well thought out composition it’s just a picture of a cloud with no inherent artistic appeal. I know this, and yet I still can’t resist taking pics of clouds. They are an element of nature that is endlessly fascinating to me. (CB&W = Nature.)