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Seattle stormy breakthrough

Sunny breakthrough over Alki Heads.

Mid-afternoon in late November the misty rain over Seattle’s harbour lifted for a few minutes and I was lucky enough to have a camera handy. Seattle is one of America’s secrets.

I’m sure the locals have created the “Always rains in Seattle” myth just so more people don’t consider moving there – that keeps housing prices affordable.

While it rains many days in Seattle, the sun also shines on as many days. A fair exchange . . . Seattle is a civilised, European style city with a downtown where people live, small restaurants thrive and where local people shop at a harbour side produce market just up from the Art Gallery.

It is a city re-built by far sighted engineers and innovative retailers – Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, Nordstrom’s, Starbucks and Costco. Where the population has strong Japanese, Swedish and northern European populations.

Where grunge, individuality and a contrarian outlook are philosophies of life, not fashion accessories.

There is also a beautiful working harbour full of tugs, tour boats, ferries and cargo ships. You can see a few of them in the photo I was lucky enough to snap. Some Photoshop to make the vision true to the emotions it triggered in me.