The streets of downtown Port Angeles, Washington are a virtual gallery filled with over 40 pieces of outdoor art thanks to a project called, “Art on the Town.” Port Angeles sits at the base of the Olympic Mountains and has a major ferry terminal to Victoria, Canada. It claims to host over four million annual […]
The Legislative Building serving as Washington’s State Capitol was built in 1928. The self-supporting masonry dome rises 287 feet. It is part of a government campus in Olympia including the Supreme Court (called the Temple of Justice), the Insurance Building, the Senate office building and the governor’s mansion. Washington’s statehood occurred on November 11, 1889.
Seattle, Washington is the crown of the Pacific Northwest. With a skyline boasting over 200 high-rises – including nearly 30 skyscrapers over 400 feet – you can see why it is nicknamed The Emerald City. A great way to view downtown and Elliott Bay is from the top of the 175 foot Seattle Great Wheel. […]
Two photos of Seattle, Washington are: 1) The downtown Seattle skyline and shore along the Alaskan Way Viaduct from Elliott Bay; and 2) A man watching the sunset over Elliot Bay from a chair at Olympic Sculpture Park near the red steel Eagle sculpture. The two tall buildings are the Russell Investments Center on the […]
The Tacoma Narrows Suspension Bridge was built in 1940. The locals quickly gave it the derogatory nickname Galloping Gertie because it swayed in high winds. Four months later it collapsed. Today there are two, parallel suspension bridges in Tacoma, Washington. This is called Sturdy Gertie. Behind their suspension cables is the downtown skyline.
The Duwamish Indians first lived around Elliot Bay at the end of the last glaciers about 10,000 years ago. George Vancouver, who was an English explorer of the Pacific Northwest and lent his name to the city in British Columbia, Canada, conducted the first exploration of what is now Seattle, Washington, in 1792. It would […]
On the state capitol grounds in Olympia, Washington is this impressive memorial to the fallen veterans of WWI called the Winged Victory Monument. The tribute includes a sailor, soldier, marine and a Red Cross nurse. The service people are standing in front of a 12 foot figure resembling the 2nd century BC sculpture of Nike […]
Wyland is synonymous with marine life in his paintings, sculptures, murals, TV programs, photography and foundation. This whaling wall of a breaching Washington Orcas is 120 feet long and 45 feet high. It was painted in 1990 on the Bowes Building at 928 A Street in Tacoma, Washington. The mural is one of a hundred, […]
Graffiti is illegal in Tacoma, Washington. However, the city allows public expression at 723 Broadway Street, better known as the Graffiti Garage. The concept of providing a canvas for talented artists was created by the Tacoma Arts Commission and the city. Six days a week, the garage is open for short-term parking. On Sundays, when […]
In the Dome District of Tacoma, Washington, at 216 Puyallup Avenue is this umbrella mural painted by Chris Sharp in 2012. It is part of the Tacoma Murals Project sponsored by the Graffiti Reduction Through Community Based Art team. The project offers artists workshops, technical assistance and access to community groups. They work together to […]