Summer in Seattle

Real Estate Agent with The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate MD 586955

While vacationing in Seattle Washington in the summer, I had the wonderful thrill of being shown around the state by my son who was doing an internship at Microsoft.  I never dreamed I would find the sheer beauty that I discovered while visiting there.  Here are a few of my favorite photos that illustrate why Washington captured my heart:


Mount Rainier


Space Needle


Deception Pass


Seattle Sunset


Comments (24)

Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Absolutely stunning pictures Dan!  We see you were not 'sleepless' there!

Nov 07, 2009 11:25 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


Those are sokme really clear pictures and well done. I have taken some great pictures in Washington as well. :)


Nov 07, 2009 03:23 PM
Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn

AL and Peggy - Actually, I was stunned when I got back home and saw the pictures I took for the first time.  I didn't realize how nice some of them came out.  Glad you enjoyed them.

Steve - Thanks!  I love your photos.  Keep em coming for all of us to enjoy!

Nov 07, 2009 03:53 PM
Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker - Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop

Those are great pictures. You have a nack for capturing the moment. (Did you see my answer about why I put spaces in some words?)

Nov 08, 2009 06:10 AM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Dan  With a good camera and your photography expertise all you have to do is open the door and let the beauty of Washington in  :)

Nov 08, 2009 08:28 AM
Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

You know, Seattle is one of the places I first want to visit, when I get the passport I need to travel to the USA.  It's absolutely beautiful. 


Nov 09, 2009 04:16 AM
Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn

Heath - Thank you.  It is nice to be "in the moment" sometime.  I saw your answer but I didn't quite understand your explanation.  I guess it was a little over my head.

Karen - Washington is full of so much beauty, I would have liked to stay longer but time did not permit.

Sylvie - Thanks for stopping by.  I need to get up to Canada and bring my camera.  I can't wait!

Nov 09, 2009 08:37 AM
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing ( - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Mt Rainier is a pretty thing, isn't it.

One of these days, I'm going to tour the Greath Northwest.  One of these days!


Nov 09, 2009 10:04 PM
Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn

Erby - It's beautiful, as is the entire state.  Thanks for dropping by.

Nov 10, 2009 11:43 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK


I would be thrilled to have those enlarged, framed and in my home!

You have great talent with that camera.

Those are some of the most fantastic photos that I have seen.


Nov 19, 2009 09:03 AM
Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn

Thank you Judi.  I am thrilled to receive such a lovely compliment from such a lovely person as you. 

I have never fancied myself as much of a photographer.  With encouragement like yours, I think I just might take a photography class or two and take it up as my hobby.

Nov 19, 2009 09:47 AM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Dan-all beautiful pictures but I especially like the second one.

Nov 27, 2009 06:27 AM
Nancy Conner
Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA

Dan, you really captured the beauty of our state - I moved here from the midwest years ago & just fell in love with the natural beauty here!  I esepcially love your photo of the Space Needle & cityscape!  Gorgeous!  Next time you come out this way, come visit Olympia & I will show you some very photo-worthy spots here!

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Dan, these are amazing shots I have not seen this part of our great country I am well traveled, maybe one day. I hope you are having a great week. Dallas Apartment Locator,, Dallas Aparment Finder, Dallas Apartments for Rent, Dallas Apartment Rentals

Feb 17, 2010 12:50 PM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Dan, we are going to be in Seattle this year - my bff from high school looks out on both Puget Sound and Mt. Ranier. Can't wait to see her view!




Mar 09, 2010 11:56 AM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Beautiful photos!

Apr 23, 2010 05:04 AM
Marie Haydock
Evergreen Global Homes & Land | RSVP Real Estate - Redmond, WA
Simplifying Real Estate

Lovely photos of a lovely state, Dan!  Although I've lived all over the world, I keep coming back to Washington State, and I think this third time is the charm!  I'll be staying here for the duration. 

Glad you and your family enjoyed your visit here.  The diversity is amazing!  Just last week I was riding on the ferry, and saw a gray whale right off the bow, blowing water and flicking his tail.  Two days later, it was a group of dolphins.  And that's just during a regular work commute to tour some homes on Bainbridge Island.  Not bad, eh? 

Hope your son is enjoying his time at Microsoft.  About 1/2 of my clients work at Microsoft and I always hear amazing stories about the company.  It's tough to get an internship at Microsoft, so you must be very proud!

Jun 09, 2010 10:11 AM
Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn

Thanks for stopping by Marie!  It's easy to be seduced by the charm of Washington State.  I loved my visit there and will definitely come again.

I have good friends who live in Bainbridge.  After living all over the world as well (military), they decided to settle down there with their family.

My son Michael is a hard worker and quite the programmer.  I am very proud of his accomplishments.  He is everything in his twenties that I would like to be at my rightful (frightful) age of 52!

Jun 09, 2010 10:26 AM
Marie Haydock
Evergreen Global Homes & Land | RSVP Real Estate - Redmond, WA
Simplifying Real Estate

Bainbridge is a great community!  Although I primarily work on the other side of the water in the Redmond/Eastside market, I spend a significant amount of time helping the eastside folks purchase second/vacation/retirement/rental homes on Bainbridge Island and other parts of Kitsap County (lived there so know it well).  It's not surprising that your friends decided to settle down there.  Kitsap is an EXCELLENT investment area for people, with the lower pricepoint of homes, high demand for rentals (military communities), lots of saltwater coastline, and great local sense of community.

It's wonderful to be proud of your kids.  But if you can look up to them as well, that says a lot of good things not only about Michael, but about his upbringing as well.  Good job! ;)

Jun 09, 2010 02:21 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Hey Dan, these are some great shots of Seattle, which is def a place I shall be traveling to someday :)

Aug 13, 2010 03:32 PM