Monthly Archives: January 2014

Trains, grains, and industrial Interbay Seattle

I took advantage of a beautiful and weirdly dry winter day in Seattle to photograph the Port of Seattle, the massive BNSF rail yard in the Interbay area, and Elliott Bay. This winter up to three grain ships on any given day are seen waiting to fill up with commodities at Terminal 86, otherwise known as the massive grain elevator north of downtown.

The grain ship Atlantic Hero fills its bellow at the Port of Seattle grain elevator, north of downtown Seattle, Jan. 25, 2014.

The grain ship Atlantic Hero fills its bellow at the Port of Seattle grain elevator, north of downtown Seattle, Jan. 25, 2014.

Sunny, but still smoggy winter day, over Elliott Bay and looking to Mt. Rainier and the cargo container docks, Jan. 24, 2014.

Sunny, but still smoggy winter day, over Elliott Bay and looking to Mt. Rainier and the cargo container docks, Jan. 24, 2014.

The port of Seattle's grain elevator (Terminal 86), one of the most prominent landmarks on the waterfront, north of Seattle. This winter cargo ships have been parked two even three at a time waiting to fill up--signs of a strong harvest and heavy international demand for U.S. commodities.

The port of Seattle’s grain elevator (Terminal 86), one of the most prominent landmarks on the waterfront, north of Seattle. This winter cargo ships have been parked two even three at a time waiting to fill up–signs of a strong harvest and heavy international demand for U.S. commodities.

One of the many fishing vessels that dock at Pier 91, near Seattle's Interbay and north of downtown, Jan. 25, 2014.

One of the many fishing vessels that dock at Pier 91, near Seattle’s Interbay and north of downtown, Jan. 25, 2014.

BNSF locomotives at the BNSF rail yard in Seattle's Interbay, Jan. 25, 2014.

BNSF locomotives at the BNSF rail yard in Seattle’s Interbay, Jan. 25, 2014.

Fishing Pier on Elliott Bay, Jan. 25, 2014.

Fishing Pier on Elliott Bay, Jan. 25, 2014.

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Tacoma, ‘City of Destiny’

Old Puyallup Casino, Port of Tacoma

Old Puyallup Casino, Port of Tacoma

Our Lady of Holy Rosary Cathedral, Tacoma

Our Lady of Holy Rosary Cathedral, Tacoma

Looking toward the Port of Tacoma

Looking toward the Port of Tacoma

Industrial Tacoma

Industrial Tacoma

Old Tacoma

Old Tacoma

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Ringing out the old and ringing in the new

I found one of my favorite pictures from 2013, of a running friend’s cool-down stretch on a beautiful ridge in the Umtanum Recreation Area in central Washington. The following two were taken on the first day of the year–and at least one of these folks should resolve to perhaps do a few more walks, though I commend him and hundreds of other Seattleites for taking the polar bear plunge at Golden Gardens Park, Seattle, on Jan. 1, 2014.

Cooling down from a mountain run--and yet many miles to go (April 2013)

Cooling down from a mountain run–and yet many miles to go (April 2013)

Scene from the polar bear plunge, Jan. 1, 2014.

Scene from the polar bear plunge, Jan. 1, 2014.

Scene from the polar bear plunge, Jan. 1, 2014.

Scene from the polar bear plunge, Jan. 1, 2014.

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