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  • Seattle Center's Monorail was built for the 1962 World's Fair, making theone-mile trip between the Seattle Center campus and the downtown retail districtin less than two minutes. The undulating facade of the Experience Music Projectis in the background.
    Photo by Tim Thompson/Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • The neon coffee mug above Seattle's Best Coffee is a symbol Seattle's coffeeculture.
    Photo by Tim Thompson/Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Colorful produce stalls draw Seattle residents and tourists everyday to the PikePlace Market.
    Photo by Tim Thompson/Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • The energy of Seattle's waterfront is characterized by views of Elliott Bay andthe SoDo neighborhood.
    Photo by Tim Thompson/Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Fresh seafood overflows from the market stalls at Seattle's historic Pike PlaceMarket.
    Photo by Tim Thompson/Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Outdoor seating at Anthony's Pier 66 Bell Street Diner offers a beautiful viewof Seattle's Bell Harbor Marina, Elliott Bay and Puget Sound.
    Photo by Tim Thompson/Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • The eyes on the regal Tlingit totem pole watch as busy shoppers pass through thestreets of Pioneer Square.
    Photo by Tim Thompson/Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • At 605 feet, the Seattle Space Needle towers over the Experience Music Projecton the Seattle Center grounds.
    Photo by Tim Thompson/Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • As part of the City of Seattle's public arts program, The Seattle ArtsCommission installed Hammering Man on Sept. 12, 1992, at the entrance to theRobert Venturi designed Seattle Art Museum at First Avenue and UniversityStreet.
    Photo by Tim Thompson/Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Seattle's Pike Place Market is world famous for its fresh seafood, produce andits lively arts and crafts.
    Photo by Tim Thompson/Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Historic Pioneer Square is Seattle's oldest residential area, now a majorvisitor attraction with restaurants, galleries and lively clubs.
    Photo by Tim Thompson/Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • The majestic Mount Rainier watches over pleasure boats on Puget Sound.
    Photo by Tim Thompson/Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • An aerial view of the Seattle skyline, flanked by Puget Sound on one side andthe Cascade Mountains on the other, while a Washington state ferry makes its wayacross Puget Sound.
    Photo by Tim Thompson/Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Boats move in and out of the Bell Harbor Marina with the Seattle skyline as abackdrop.
    Photo by Tim Thompson/Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Residents and tourists enjoy a sunny Seattle day at one of the many restaurantson Seattle's bustling waterfront. A Washington State Ferry unloads and loadspassengers at the Colman Dock.
    Photo by Tim Thompson/Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Fishing boats seen from a town called Poulsbo, located west of Seattle
    Photo by Denise Clanton
  • Hikes to Hurricane Hill introduce young and old, local and foreign, to thewonders and delights of the Olympic high country.
    Photo by Denise Clanton

Exploring the Emerald City

Scenic Seattle, America's amazing self-cleaning city