Finding My Archetypal View of Seattle

By
Real Estate Agent with Realty Executives -BRIO

Last week I posted that I was finally at the point for hiring The Real Estate Tomato to design and set up a custom blog for me. 

Since then I have been having trouble with finding (went through more than 2200 images) the right image for the header with istockphoto, I knew what I wanted...I just could not find it.  Finally we got a break in the clouds (so to speak!) and the sun came out enough on Thursday for me to take about 150 photos of one of my favorite views in Seattle.  It's from Queen Anne's Kerry Park and has killer views of Downtown Seattle, the Space Needle, Elliott Bay, the Sound, Alki Point and when the clouds have cleared enough....Mt Rainier!  Yes the archetypal Seattle view.

This is the view that many people are familiar with because it is seen often in movies, on postcards and on the news.  Just recently while at Kerry Park, I saw one of our local stations doing a broadcast from here.   

A few months after I moved to Seattle, I went driving around Queen Anne just looking for the view I had seen in postcards, movies and the news.  When I found it I was so excited, it was just breathtaking... 

I have never, never forgotten my first live view!  So more than any other view of Seattle, this means Seattle to me.

So here is the winning photo that I am using (it is cropped to fit my header format) for my new custom blog.....

Seattle from Queen Anne's Kerry Park, 4-10-08

So what do you think....it's beautiful...just breathtaking!

Comments (17)

Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Deborah - I think you have chosen a terrific picture to use, especially when it is cropped for a header.  Good job!

Apr 13, 2008 05:17 AM
Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA
Hi Jason, thank you!  I just love this view of Seattle...someday I would like to look out of my windows to see something like it.  I do have a teeny, tiny view of the Space Needle and Downtown, from the opposite direction and about 9 miles away!
Apr 13, 2008 06:15 AM
Ann Casey
John L Scott - Bothell, WA

Great Picture!  We need those out there to change the perception that Seattle is nothing but rain clouds!

Apr 14, 2008 06:49 AM
Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA
Hi Ann, thank you!  We do have glorious sunny days here in Seattle like a few last week, unfortunately not today....  :  (
Apr 14, 2008 06:54 AM
Courtney Cooper
Cooper | Cartwright - Seattle, WA
206-850-8841
I took my header photo for RainCityHouses.com from QA, too:)  I am excited to see your new site!
Apr 14, 2008 03:32 PM
Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA

Hi Courtney,  LOL!  Well...I guess it's your archetypal view of Seattle too.   Actually it's funny I just noticed yours this evening when my "cursed courser" jumped me over to your website when I was trying to watch your Newfy video on your AR blog!  I was not able to get my "cursed courser" to open your video...  :  (   ...too bad 'cause Newfy's are such NICE dogs!

Apr 14, 2008 05:18 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Deborah, I think you did an extraordinary job of capturing the essence of the city with your photo. It's beautiful.
Apr 15, 2008 02:56 PM
Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA

Hi Gary, thank you!  I just love this view of Seattle, big views are very calming and relaxing to me.

Apr 15, 2008 06:23 PM
Sarah Nopp
South Sound, WA
I have been taking lots of pictures on these nice blue sky days. I would have taken more today, but this blasted SNOW in APRIL kept me indoors.
Apr 19, 2008 04:18 PM
Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA
Hi Sarah!  LOL, the snow is really strange!  I did not get any at my house, too close to the Sound and only about 100 feet above sea-level, but I saw lots in Snohomish county when driving to La Conner on Saturday with a friend!  I hope you got some blue skies today!  :  )
Apr 20, 2008 04:25 PM
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK
Retired
Deborah - This is an incredible picture.  That will make an outstanding header for your blog.  It definitely says Seattle to me.
Apr 24, 2008 09:30 AM
ARDELL DellaLoggia
Better Properties Seattle - Kirkland, WA
Call me when we get a really clear day without clouds and we'll go see it together!
Apr 25, 2008 06:56 PM
Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA
Hi ARDELL!  You bet... it's the BEST VIEW and sure to chase away the blues!  : )
Apr 25, 2008 07:31 PM
Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA
Hi Jesse, thank you!  It does make a great header, I can't wait until The Real Estate Tomato finishes!
Apr 25, 2008 07:33 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Beautiful, Deborah. We will be waiting to see your new blog. Good luck.

Jeff 

Apr 26, 2008 02:31 AM
Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA

Hi Jeff, thank you!  I can't wait til it's finished...fingers crossed for maybe the end of the week!

Apr 28, 2008 06:19 AM
Anonymous
Bets

Hey Deb,

 

I remember my first time I saw this beautiful view. You took me theremany years ago. It's breath taking! Can't wait to to you and Seattle this Thursday!

 

Love,

 

Betsy

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