The Space Needle – Symbol of Seattle

The Space Needle – Symbol of Seattle

The other night I was shooting for a corporate business event in downtown Seattle. As you can guess, it was raining the entire time, but it didn’t matter too much because the event was indoors. Afterward I was leaving the event and weaving my way through downtown traffic, three things happened: the rain stopped and the sky suddenly cleared for a moment, the Space Needle appeared out of the gray – lit up beautifully and only a couple of blocks away, and there was suddenly an opening to park on the side of the street just in front of me. There was only one thing for me that I just had to do….

Space Needle ~ Seattle, Washington

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The Pacific Northwest’s major landmark, and Seattle’s most recognized symbol – the Space Needle is 605 feet (184 m) high at its highest point and 138 feet (42 m) wide at its widest point.

Rich Leighton
April 4, 2012

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Pro photographer, writer, master naturalist, Florida native in the PNW, lucky husband, father of two boys, big hockey and soccer fan, and native orchid hunter.

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