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Lindsay
London

Seattle

Where are the most photogenic areas in Seattle?

I'm going to Seattle with my cousin and we want to find beautiful areas in Seattle to photograph that aren't widely known, like Pike Place for example. Where can we find some great spots to take pictures? My cousin is into nature (landscapes) and architecture.

We're also willing to drive a little ways outside of the city too (1hr max) if you know of any scenic spots surrounding Seattle. 


12 Answers

top answer by
Justin from Phoenix

I could have a lot of fun taking photos at Gas Works Park. It has this great look of industrial decay. That on a gray day with spotty amounts of sunshine would be awesome. I'd just love to run around in the off-limits areas, too.


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  1. Gas Works Park (attraction)
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answered first by
Peter from Munich

I love photography myself and Seattle is a great spot for photography.

Check out

Snoqualmie Falls

Kerry Parkor go up to the Columbia Center

http://gatetoadventures.com/amazing-view-seattle-columbia-center/

Fremont Neighborhood

Waterfall Garden Park

http://gatetoadventures.com/waterfall-garden-hidden-gem-seattle/

This are some great places. 

Maybe some other can recommend more places, that would also be interesting for me.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Snoqualmie Falls (attraction)
  2. Kerry Park (attraction)
  3. Columbia Center (attraction)
  4. Fremont Neighborhood (neighborhood)
  5. Waterfall Garden Park (attraction)
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answered by
Marcus from Tacoma

Gas Works Park is quirky and great, with views of the city. Alki Beach Park and Salty's on Alki (the area around) will get you great shots of the city including the The Seattle Great Wheel and Space Needle. Going closer to Mount Rainier you can always find shots of the fields and mountain, but the drive is a little longer than you're looking for, but beautiful area. Or jump on the Bainbridge Island Ferry Loading and you'll get the water view of the city and Bainbridge Island is a great place to check out. Architecture, go to Pioneer Square and jump on the Seattle Underground Tour. Or Ride the Ducks of Seattle gets you all around town and you can take photos all around town! You'll also want to go to the Seattle Center and check out the Monorail to Westlake Station (1962 Worlds Fair remnants) and the Experience Music Project is a beautiful building.

Hope that helps!


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Gas Works Park (attraction)
  2. Alki Beach Park (attraction)
  3. Salty's on Alki (restaurant)
  4. The Seattle Great Wheel (attraction)
  5. Space Needle (attraction)
  6. Mount Rainier (attraction)
  7. Bainbridge Island Ferry Loading (attraction)
  8. Bainbridge Island (city)
  9. Pioneer Square (attraction)
  10. Seattle Underground Tour (attraction)
  11. Ride the Ducks of Seattle (attraction)
  12. Seattle Center (attraction)
  13. Westlake Station (attraction)
  14. Experience Music Project (attraction)
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answered by
Will from Seattle, Washington

Oh great question. Kerry Park has an epic view of the city. Probably one of  the best city overlooks in the world. Also Gas Works Park, with it's old steampunk architecture and another great perspective of the Seattle Skyline. For some great up close nature scenery check out the Botanical Gardens at Volunteer Park, the park itself also has some great areas to check out. Another great park to wander around is the Washington Park Arboretum Multi-Use Trail Project.  Hope this helps!


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Kerry Park (attraction)
  2. Gas Works Park (attraction)
  3. Volunteer Park (attraction)
  4. Washington Park Arboretum Multi-Use Trail Project (attraction)
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answered by
Mike from Manhattan Beach

The sun broke out one Sunday in January and the view of downtown Seattle and Mount Rainer in the background was incredible from Kerry Park



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  1. Kerry Park (attraction)
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answered by
Michael from Tacoma

I like the Pike Place Market because you'll have access to water views, mountain views if the weather cooperates, close-up shop views, fruit, vegetable, cheese and seafood stalls, and excellent people watching. Drumheller Fountain in the center of the University of Washington campus, can offer a distant view of Mt. Rainier from the fountain. Washington Park Arboretum, not far from the UW campus, offers numerous trails, a Botanic Garden, and a Japanese Garden. Hamilton Viewpoint Park and Alki Beach Park in West Seattle offer panoramic views of Downtown Seattle and saltwater beach walks along Elliott Bay and Puget Sound.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Pike Place Market (attraction)
  2. Drumheller Fountain (attraction)
  3. Washington Park Arboretum (attraction)
  4. Hamilton Viewpoint Park (attraction)
  5. Alki Beach Park (attraction)
  6. Elliott Bay (attraction)
  7. Puget Sound (attraction)
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answered by
Tess from Washington

In Seattle, I would suggest Pioneer Square, especially at night- old buildings and structures with wonderful street lighting. Georgetown is also an interesting area. West Seattle has some great scenic views of the Seattle skyline. For nature, the Japanese Garden is beautiful. Drive around to the peninsula or take a ferry to the coast or the San Juan Islands. San Juan Islands are a bit of an adventure tho- longer than 1 hr.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Pioneer Square (attraction)
  2. Georgetown (neighborhood)
  3. Japanese Garden (attraction)
  4. San Juan Islands (attraction)
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answered by
Joshua from Reno

You have to check out Bellevue if its not too late.  Small suburb outside of Seattle.  Also, can you get out of the city to the mountains?


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  1. Bellevue (city)
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answered by
Allison from Houston

Definitely Kerry Park on a clear day. Pike Place MarketOlympic Sculpture ParkAlki Beach ParkBallard Locks


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Kerry Park (attraction)
  2. Pike Place Market (attraction)
  3. Olympic Sculpture Park (attraction)
  4. Alki Beach Park (attraction)
  5. Ballard Locks (attraction)
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answered by
Kenneth from Vancouver, British Columbia

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  1. Kerry Park (attraction)
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answered by
Ben from Portland

There's a lot of nice architecture in Pioneer Square, but for something bit more unusual, check out Rainier Tower at 1301 5th Ave (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainier_Tower). I also like the Seattle Asian Art Museum, located within Volunteer Park, which is also photo-worthy (I love the view from the top of the water tower there).
Take a ferry ride to Bainbridge Island  if it's a nice day and you're sure to get lots of good photos out on the water.The Washington Park Arboretum is a great place for nature photos, particularly during spring and fall. The lighthouse at the western edge of Discovery Park is another good photo spot, and the old military buildings in the park are fun architecture, too.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Pioneer Square (attraction)
  2. Seattle Asian Art Museum (attraction)
  3. Volunteer Park (attraction)
  4. Bainbridge Island (city)
  5. Washington Park Arboretum (attraction)
  6. Discovery Park (attraction)
  7. Rainier Square (attraction)
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answered by
Ashley from Calgary

The Lake Washington area (where Kurt Cobain's old home is located) is very nice -- so much foliage, lovely lake and stunning homes. I also really like Post Alley -- part of which you will find the gum wall, but also further up some really neat shops, it's a pretty unique alleyway.Memorial bench in park beside Cobain's former residence.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Lake Washington (attraction)
  2. Post Alley (attraction)
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