CityLove: Explore Seattle by Instagram

Posted on: July 16th, 2014 by Grant Stevens

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Kerry Park -- I am having a love affair with this city.

When I think of Seattle, a city I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting yet, a couple different topics come to mind -- rain, the TV show "Frasier" (why yes indeed, I am a child of the '90s), and the Space Needle. And since starting at the National Trust, I now think of my amazing colleagues at the Preservation Green Lab, whose passion for connecting sustainability and preservation is pretty incredible.

As I was looking at photos on Instagram, however, I discovered a Seattle different then my preconceived notion -- a city of incredible natural beauty, stunning architecture (both old and new), and lots of food (making me very, very hungry).

For this CityLove post, I’ve pulled some of my favorite shots of the built environment in Seattle, which I hope you enjoy. As you look through them, I hope you take to heart the caption of the first photo, which I really love: "An appreciation for all that surrounds you, whether it be mountains or skyscrapers, will change your life."


An appreciation for all that surrounds you, whether it be mountains or skyscrapers, will change your life.

 


Seattle Space Needle, Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington

 


Pioneer Square -- #igers_seattle #gang_family #luv4wa #nikon #d600 #igers_seattle_fav #igworldclub #allshots_ #clubsocial #gf_daily #igmasters @shoutingsam #perspective #buildingstyles_gf #buildingstylegf #bestshooter #master_pics #seattle #insta_crew #wasington_ig #pnw #jj_daily #northwest

 


Rainier Tower -- #5thanduniversity #downtown #seattle #rainertower #buildings #skyscraper #architecture #concretejungle #bnw #bnwphotography #monochrome #monoart #blancoynegro #bnw__society #hot_shotz #all_shots #instagood #instafocus #pnw #upperlefts #washington

 


Seattle Public Library -- Diagrids for days. #seattlelibrary @studioon2o @studiotrip #koolhaus

 


Seattle's King Street Station -- Nice to see you again.

 


Suzzallo Library -- Harry Potter much? #suzzallolibrary

 


Just a “preview” #rainynight #refection photo of the #seattleskyline…taken 12:09am Saturday morning 6/28/2014 #seattle #wasington #pnw #pnwlife #pacificnorthwest #seattle_Igers #igers_seattle_fav #downseattle #seattlewaterfront #pikeplacemarket #smithtower #atthepier #touristspot #lliotbay #waterreflecion #nightphotography #long#exposure #justgotshoot #myphotography

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Grant Stevens

Grant Stevens

Grant is the Manager of Community Outreach at the National Trust. He's proud to be from a Main Street Community and the Black Dirt Capitol of the World – Conrad, Iowa! Growing up on a farm, he always loved going to town and looking at the historic buildings. Now a resident of DC, Grant enjoys reading, running, and anything rural.

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