seattle

Added on by Justin Vekinis.

I spent the first six months of the year interning in Seattle, WA. I was working for Amazon (in the Amazon Web Services subsidiary) within their marketing department. 

 AWS.

AWS.

 Dusk. Captured by the GX1.

Dusk. Captured by the GX1.

Seattle has very beautiful parts. Although, I got the feeling that it had a massive influx of money (Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, etc-) over the past few decades and parts of the city haven't exactly caught up. It is also a bit of a blend of a lot of other cities (New York, Boston, San Francisco, etc-)

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Speaking of Starbucks, they were founded in Seattle. They are literally on almost every corner. 

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The first Starbucks store is quite cool. Definitely worth a visit as there is specific merchandise and coffee roasts that are exclusive to the first store. It's located in the famous Pike's Place Market.  However, there is no seating - just out, order, and leave.

 The first Starbucks. Almost always a line out the door.

The first Starbucks. Almost always a line out the door.

Speaking of Pike's Place Market. It's a great market and has a lot of...unusual...items. From people selling 15 different types of honey to handcrafted goods to fish and vegetables. 

 Hehe. Great color capture by the GX1. 

Hehe. Great color capture by the GX1. 

 The famous 'gum wall'. Not going to lie - it's kind of gross.

The famous 'gum wall'. Not going to lie - it's kind of gross.

Seattle also (as you'd imagine) has some breathtaking nature near by. Whether it's across the Puget Sound to Bainbridge island (also highly recommended!) or Mount Rainier just to the South - it's stunning. 

 Bainbridge island.

Bainbridge island.

 Random Panda.

Random Panda.

 Beautiful Mount Rainier in the distance.

Beautiful Mount Rainier in the distance.

 Seattle doesn't have a very tall skyline, but it is pretty. 

Seattle doesn't have a very tall skyline, but it is pretty. 

Just a couple of nature shots to finish the post off. 

 Rented a 2013 Jetta for the weekend. It was a blast to drive.

Rented a 2013 Jetta for the weekend. It was a blast to drive.

 Great macro by the GX1.

Great macro by the GX1.

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