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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Weekly Top Shot # 55 Space Needle

Don had a work seminar in Seattle recently.  We stayed at the Crowne Plaza (where the seminar was held), on the 15th floor.  Our view was not of the Space Needle, but the bellman, when he heard that I was a photographer working on a photo book about Washington,  offered to take me up the the private club on the top floor (37th) of the Crowne Plaza, for a view of the Space Needle.

This is what the Space Needle looked like with just your eyes - so far away and small!

This is my favorite shot of the space needle - my camera has 140x Zoom on it.  The top has been painted this golden color to honor the 50th anniversary of the Space Needle, and all summer you could ride the elevator to the top for $1.00 - the price in 1962.  The regular cost is $19.00 to ride to the top.

The Bellman said that if it had been clear we would have had a spectacular view of Mt. Ranier.  It was a stormy weekend, with rain most of the time - but I was happy to get the pictures of the Space Needle.

I am joining with Madge - at The View From Right Here - stop over and see more fabulous shots.


hamilton said...

you got a great zoom shot!
as with our CN Tower, the tall buildings are encroaching on the view.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Seattle is so beautiful! That was so nice of the bellman to allow you this fantastic shot! I just love those retro looking buildings in the foreground. xx

Anonymous said...

This is a splendid shot of the Needle.. LOVE it! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #55!

Anonymous said...

Oh, and do let me know more about your book...

Lili said...

So cool...I didn't realize the Space Needle was relatively new (ie. my lifetime).