Monday, July 27, 2009

Ballard Seafood Fest

On July 26, 2009, Liis and I made our way up to the 35th annual Ballard Seafood Fest. At one time, the Ballard neighborhood was the center of Seattle’s ethnically Scandinavian seafaring residents. These roots are more than hinted at in aspects of the local culture and of the Seafood Fest.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Water Taxi to the Alki Art Fair

On July 25, 2009, I made my way to the Alki Art Fair via Metro bus, King County Water Taxi and the free Water Taxi neighborhood shuttle.

Water taxi passenger

Monday, July 20, 2009

Bite of Seattle - 2009

The 28th annual Bite of Seattle was held in the Seattle Center from July 17 to July 19, 2009. Attended by hundreds of thousands, the event includes more than 100 food booths, beer gardens, outdoor entertainment stages, a wine tasting venue, the Family Fun Zone and a comedy club. The Bite attracts a diverse audience from Seattle and beyond.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Worldwide Photo Walk

July 18, 2009, in Seattle, provided perfect weather for the Second Annual Worldwide Photo Walk. The activity, created by Scott Kelby in 2008, is “a social photography event where photographers get together, usually in a downtown area or trendy section of town, to walk around, shoot photos, and generally have fun with other photographers.”

An estimated 900 groups met worldwide, including four different groups in Seattle. My group, led by Adobe Systems employee Tina Carter, met at Kerry Park and walked around the nearby upscale Queen Anne neighborhood.

Tina Carter (in the middle with cap)