5-12-11 A Perfect Day for a Sail by shantwin

5-12-11 A Perfect Day for a Sail

Atop Queen Anne Hill, looking east, Seattle

It's been a while since I put a shot of the city and mountains up and seeing that the weather cooperated and allowed us a view of the mountains today it seemed a good day for it. Another late day at work which meant when I left and traffic was terrible I took my anti-traffic route home over the top of Queen Anne Hill. This is the view from a very tiny park/viewpoint at the top of the hill. I don't even know that it has a name; it's just sort of a piece of pavement and railing at the end of a street, but with a great view.

The Cascade Mountains are in the back, Lake Union is in the foreground. For those of you who have seen Sleepless in Seattle the houseboats on the water here are part of the houseboat community featured in the film. I don't think that the actual houseboat is in this shot, I beleive it's a little south of this point, but I have heard it's for sale again if you are interested. The Eastlake community is the densely packed area in the middle and the gray horizontal line running through the center is the interstate I was trying to avoid.

After work time for a quick dinner with the family and a short walk before we all settled in to watch my favorite British import 'Doc Martin'. Running on public television it's several years out of date but I love seeing the Cornwall town and it's one of those few shows that we all enjoy together.

edit: crop, exposure and a little boost
Wow, what an amazing view! I would love to see this in real life and stand on your place!
May 13th, 2011  
Lovely view.
May 13th, 2011  
Nice!
May 13th, 2011  
The day was perfect and you have a great shot here to prove it. Awesome view.
May 13th, 2011  
Wow,you can see forever! Beautful shot!
May 13th, 2011  
Wonderul view shot. I love the mountains with snow tops.
May 13th, 2011  
WOW this is really great!
May 13th, 2011  
Sea, mountains, cloud - all stunning.
May 13th, 2011  
WOW! This is amazing! Beautiful landscape and I like the colours. The blue is gorgeous.
May 13th, 2011  
omg....that is an insane seattle day. Enjoy
May 13th, 2011  
Wow, that looks a gorgeous place to live! I'm guessing you didn't get up there on your bike? :) Not a big fan of Doc Martin myself but Cornwall is lovely, as is this shot.
May 13th, 2011  
@artistmichelle No, Michelle, no bike riding for me to the top of this hill. It's pretty wicked, only those skinny guys with big calfs even attempt it.
May 13th, 2011  
Wow! Beautiful view!
May 13th, 2011  
What a gorgeous day it look. Very beautiful view in this picture.
May 13th, 2011  
Stunning view.
May 13th, 2011  
What a strange looking place all those straight lines - like toy town :)
May 13th, 2011  
super views.. would love a place overlooking scenery like this
May 14th, 2011  
that is one spectacular shot of Seattle!
May 14th, 2011  
Lovely sunny shot
May 14th, 2011  
Wonderful shot of those mountains and the boats on the water! So glad you shared the bit about the houseboats and Sleepless in Seattle...always a favourite movie of mine and would love to live in a houseboat there!
May 14th, 2011  
Great shot!
May 14th, 2011  
What a great photograph of this area. Well captured.
May 16th, 2011  
Beautiful cityscape! Thanks for the background info too.
May 16th, 2011  
what a beautiful day indeed! nice shot
May 29th, 2011  
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