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Seattle in June 2003

In June of 2003, I visited Seattle for the first time as part of a work trip. I didn't know what to expect, and only stayed for five days, but was genuinely upset when I had to leave - I've visited many cities in the USA, but Seattle was and remains my favourite. As luck would have it, the stereotype of Seattle being rainy didn't apply on this trip - it was beautiful and sunny every single day. The trip also marked the first time I had ever been abroad with a digital camera - a Kodak Easyshare DX4330, with a whopping 3.1 megapixels.

The photos below document my visits to some of the many wonderful attractions in Seattle, including the Space Needle (which I visited within hours of landing), aquarium, international fountain, Woodland Park zoo, and more. It was a lovely trip, and I enjoyed every second of it; after this, it would be two years before my next visit to the USA.

The "famous" view of Seattle from Queen Anne hill, with Mount Rainier.
The "famous" view of Seattle from Queen Anne hill, with Mount Rainier.
The Space Needle against a dark blue sky, in Seattle.
The Space Needle against a dark blue sky, in Seattle.
A butterfly on some flowers, at the Woodland Park Zoo
A butterfly on some flowers, at the Woodland Park Zoo
Me standing on a ferry in Puget Sound on a warm, sunny day
Me standing on a ferry in Puget Sound on a warm, sunny day
The International Fountain in the Seattle Center, Seattle.
The International Fountain in the Seattle Center, Seattle.
The top of the Space Needle, with spray from the International Fountain
The top of the Space Needle, with spray from the International Fountain
Me at the top of the Space Needle in Seattle, a few hours after landing.
Me at the top of the Space Needle in Seattle, a few hours after landing.
Me standing in front of the Space Needle in Seattle, on a sunny day
Me standing in front of the Space Needle in Seattle, on a sunny day
Me modelling a Seattle fish t-shirt I had bought!
Me modelling a Seattle fish t-shirt I had bought!
The view of Mount Rainier from the top of the Space Needle
The view of Mount Rainier from the top of the Space Needle
A Bald Eagle demonstration at the Woodland Park Zoo
A Bald Eagle demonstration at the Woodland Park Zoo
What I can only describe as an "Eep Eep" at the Woodland Park Zoo
What I can only describe as an "Eep Eep" at the Woodland Park Zoo
The shadow cast by the Space Needle in Seattle.
The shadow cast by the Space Needle in Seattle.
A wild Bald Eagle nest, near Seattle.
A wild Bald Eagle nest, near Seattle.
A view of the Seattle skyline from Puget Sound
A view of the Seattle skyline from Puget Sound
A far-away view of the Seattle Skyline from Puget Sound
A far-away view of the Seattle Skyline from Puget Sound
Me standing on a ferry on Puget Sound, with the Seattle skyline in the background.
Me standing on a ferry on Puget Sound, with the Seattle skyline in the background.
An aircraft carrier in Everett, near Seattle, WA.
An aircraft carrier in Everett, near Seattle, WA.
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