Mom loved the tulips at the Pike Place Market. I did not digitally intensify the colors in this picture -- the flowers are this bright on their own!
The area is known for totem poles, making you feel how close you are to Canada.
The Super Elephant Car Wash sign is as much of a local landmark as the famous Citgo sign next to Fenway Park.
There was a lovely tulip garden at the Seattle Center. Again, I did not alter the color digitally, although I did use a polarizer.
The Space Needle towering over some of the tulips.
And with a contrasting tower.
The uniquely designed Music Experience.
The building features some unusual channels.
The monorail coming out of the tunnel.
There is a nearby kids' park, where I photographed the roller coaster.
The Science Museum building is reminiscent of the lower levels of the once-proud World Trade Center.