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Taking in Puget Sound from Seattle’s Magnolia Neighborhood

Since I was a kid I had only seen the majestic views of Puget Sound in Washington on television and online. In fact I had never been to the Pacific Northwest. Both of those things changed during a recent summer when my now wife and I spent a little bit of time in Seattle.

While there we took a bus tour and one of the stops was Magnolia Park in the well-kept Northwest Seattle neighborhood of Magnolia. We got off the bus within a small narrow section of the park in a residential area and what awaited us were panoramic views of, you guessed it, Puget Sound.

Puget Sound from the Magnolia Boulevard and neighborhood in Seattle

I just stared out into the open water and at Bainbridge Island and behind that sat opposite. Looking to the south sat views of the Seattle skyline off in the distance. There were plenty of park benches to go around and just take it all in. I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking.

Puget Sound from the Magnolia Boulevard and neighborhood in Seattle

Puget Sound from the Magnolia Boulevard and neighborhood in Seattle

Puget Sound from the Magnolia Boulevard and neighborhood in Seattle

Puget Sound from the Magnolia Boulevard and neighborhood in Seattle

Puget Sound from the Magnolia Boulevard and neighborhood in Seattle

Seattle skyline from the Magnolia neighborhood

Seattle skyline from the Magnolia neighborhood

Puget Sound from the Magnolia Boulevard and neighborhood in Seattle

Magnolia Park in Seattle, Washington

Puget Sound from the Magnolia Boulevard and neighborhood in Seattle

It was an exciting stop being able to take in Puget Sound and experience Pacific Northwest beauty in-person.

What other spots around Seattle would you recommend checking out Puget Sound from?

Seattle: Cruising to a Skyline.

Leaving on a cruise ship from the Port of Seattle will give you ample chances to capture the beautiful King City skyline. That was certainly the case on a summer evening setting sail for Alaska on a Celebrity Cruise.

Seattle, Washington, skyline, cruise, celebrity cruise

Seattle, Washington, skyline, cruise, celebrity cruise

Seattle, Washington, skyline, cruise, celebrity cruise

Seattle, Washington, skyline, cruise, celebrity cruise

Seattle, Washington, skyline, cruise, celebrity cruise

Seattle, Washington, skyline, cruise, celebrity cruise

Seattle, Washington, skyline, cruise, celebrity cruise

Some city shots returning back into port a week later early in the morning.

Seattle, Washington, skyline, cruise, celebrity cruise

Seattle, Washington, skyline, cruise, celebrity cruise

What city skylines or other sights on land have you seen while on a cruise ship?

Photo of the Week: The Seattle Great Wheel.

While on a shuttle bus heading to the Port of Seattle I grabbed this shot of The Seattle Great Wheel. I was looking at one of the biggest ferris wheels in the country, which sits right on the waterfront along Elliott Bay. Right in front of the wheel is the Seattle Aquarium. It was a part of my introduction to the Pacific Northwest. 🙂

The Great Wheel, ferris wheel, Seattle, Washington