Friday, April 26, 2013

King Street Station Seattle

King Street Station, Seattle, Washington
A major renovation has returned the Station to its original
1906 glory.

Completion of the project was celebrated this week in Seattle.

Over the years the Station was allowed to fall into poor condition
and the amazing ceiling was covered.

King Street Station was the destination for passengers arriving
via transcontinental rail from the East.

Main room ceiling is amazing!

We visited the Station on Thursday to snap these photos to share
here on the Island.

Original seating, accomodating over 100 years
of passengers, still looking good.

Boarding spot for the Coast Starlight ...
one of the premier rail trips down the West Coast.

The ceiling was covered over in the 50s to make the large room
easier to heat.

Sign posted in the Station shows historical photos.

Enlargement from the sign.

Looking down the platform.

Seattle can be proud of the competion of this project!

Last glimpse of ceiling beauty.
Thank you for stopping by John's Island.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April in Seattle

Dawn via Skyscrapers, April 23

Blue heron at Green Lake

Yellow-gold at sunrise, April 23rd, Green Lake

Spring exercise

Just an ordinary scene but the shadows were impressive.

Ever wonder how many blooms on just one tree?

Pink trees say SPRING

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.

Friday, April 12, 2013

[More] April at Green Lake

Today's sunrise, Friday, April 12, 2013
at Green Lake, Seattle, Washington
Compared to April 9 (previous post) -- such different colors

The Blue Herons are back after an absence of a couple of months.
This one seemed OK with my snapping a photo nearby
but then took flight.  I don't like to disturb them so much.
This is an enlargement from a cell phone photo.

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.  

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April at Green Lake

April 9, 2013, sunrise at Green Lake, Seattle, WA
Thank you for stopping by John's Island.

Mostly Mt Rainier

Back to Mt. Rainier 2024 ... At the entrance gate the Ranger provided a map of the Park and a sheet of info for Spring 2024.  I was careful ...