Pioneer Square Seattle Wanderings

Susan Nolen's Black and white photograph of Pioneer Square Seattle


I just got off the water taxi and was heading over to Pioneer Square in Seattle Washington when  I was struck by this old hotel with its cast iron balconies. It was easy to step back into time when the Gold Rush and the logging industry helped create this dynamic city and yet remain in 2015.  The area’s early structures were mostly wooden, this is logging country after all, but Great Fire of 1889 consumed the majority of the buildings. Brick and stone buildings sprung up leaving this  area in ninetieth century character and architecture.  This week’s black and white photograph, Pioneer Square Saloon.

About susan sheldon

I am an explorer. It's taken me awhile to realise this. But I love capturing bits of our wonderful world with my camera, travelling through time and history, always returning to write, or paint what I've discovered. I use my Leica and my iPhone to capture images, and with those images I try to hold on to a feeling, a moment in our busy lives. Sometimes those moments bring me into the past, others into the studio to paint, or back to the old typewriter to try to use words to capture what the camera has done for me already. One of my goals in my blog is to have a space to take a breath away from our frantic world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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4 Responses to Pioneer Square Seattle Wanderings

  1. yprior1 says:

    Susan- I love your slice of americana and the little history you give us with this cool b & w-
    and in the picture – the shot is perfect – the triad lamp posts seem to balance the flower pots – you give us enough of other buildings to the left to have it feel complete – but the older building is the beauty here – with those ornate verandas – all working with the branches and the brick lines – and then one person!

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