RIP Two Venerable Seattle Icons

September 22, 2019 at 5:25 pm (Seattle)

Seattle, WA Cityscape from Bremerton Ferry

I lived 18 years in Tacoma, Washington, and I travel back to the area every few years to visit family. I’m amazed at the massive increase in population and cost of living there, especially in Seattle. It’s been strange seeing the Kingdome replaced awhile back, and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge with two spans. Now the Alaskan Way Viaduct is being torn apart as the tunnel replacing it is nearing completion. RIP Viaduct.

Seattle, WA cityscape from Ferry Terminal

When I did my 1987 coffee table book, “Seattle, Tacoma and the Puget Sound Region” I updated it in 1993 just before I moved to Maine. The skyline had changed quite a bit in that time, but every time I visit it seems like the skyscrapers are reproducing like rabbits.

1993 Edition. The 1987 edition had a different cover.
Seattle, WA cityscape from Ferry Terminal

We didn’t know it when we boarded the Washington State Ferry’s M. V. Hyak that this was to be its very last day of operation. It was a fine ferry and gave us a fine ride. RIP Hyak.

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  1. Patricia Henshaw said,

    Its amazing how much Seattle has changed – I am going up there tomorrow and will see the waterfront without the viaduct. Next time I visit you I would like to see your coffee table book.


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