But we did get some pictures from the waterfront, at least ...
From the end of the market (where the outdoor vendors are, across the street from Victor Steinbrueck Park, filled mostly with homeless people passed out from some concoction or other), looking towards Elliot Bay and Harbor Island (the Port of Seattle area with the ginormous orange cranes):
Down by the waterfront, looking back up at the back of part of the market:
Scott looking for fish of any kind in the bay (we only saw a dead seagull and a traffic pylon) - we should have taken a picture of the fancy self-cleaning public toilets that we had just passed, but oh well:
We were right by the Seattle Aquarium at Pier 59:
The Viaduct. This is a pretty major highway running along the waterfront, pretty much dividing downtown from the actual waterfront. A huge eyesore, and pretty much ready to topple over in the next earthquake. It's a HUGE issue in Seattle, with one side wanting to replace it with a tunnel to open up the waterfront and view, and the other side saying that would be too expensive and we should just repair the thing so it would kill a smaller number of people in the next (inevitable) earthquake. Gee, guess which side I'm on:
Looking towards the uber-expensive condo developments overlooking Elliot Bay:
Condos AND the viaduct - and the top of the Space Needle peeking up between building in the center of the picture:
Yes, more condos ... please, come join the crowds in Belltown!! No grocery stores, no schools, but you can pay BIG BUCKS for the privilege - and there are restaurants and bars on every corner!!! You can be a HIPSTER!!! (Me, sarcastic?):
Yes, THIS is real Seattle. A ferry heading to Bainbridge Island (or Bremerton), other various boats nearby, and the hills all around Puget Sound in the background:
Looking toward West Seattle and Alki Beach:
Heading back up the steps behind the market to the car ... look at the pretty azaleas:
Home now. There's the excitement for the day.