Thursday, August 27, 2009


There's something about this city, which has been calling my name for a very long time.

Pic taken by Daniel Seidman

And I feel like we have a connection. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that both in this city and in my city, it's raining 9 months a year. Very wet. Yuck. BUT, during rainy periods, you can make very beautiful pictures...haha. Right? Yes.

Golden oldie.
Pic taken by me.

Picture taken in Seattle, by David Long

So, could rain be the (only) connection-element between me and Seattle? No I don't think so.

For years, Seattle's nickname was Queen City until my year of birth. How odd. And then it changed to 'Emerald City'. Emerald City is the fictional capital city of the Land of Oz in L. Frank Baum's Oz books, first described in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This movie was released in the states for the first time birthyear.

So, there is indeed a connection between me and Seattle since the day I was born.


Sleepless in Seattle happens to be my favorite romance movie (ever). Also, I LOVED, LOVED...and still LOVE Frasier (I still watch the reruns at night on television). Best tune ever if you ask me. I also LOVE Grey's Anatomy. Yes I do! All are Seattle-based television shows.
When I was young and very much into Basketball, my favorite NBA-star was Shawn 'The Reign Man' Kemp. Power forward of the Seattle Supersonics. :) We both wore number 40. This could be no coincidence...or perhaps it just was.

I know for sure something is going to happen to me, once I set foot in Seattle.

Another Seattle coincidence I read about, earlier this week...a man woke up in Seattle's 'Discovery Park', with no memories and not knowing how the hell he end up there.

Some cool facts about Seattle.

And the signs don't stop(!): I went searching for Seattle pictures for this blogpost, and the first pictured I really liked was taken by a guy named Daniel...-SIGH-

Pic taken byDaniel Seidman
Seattle's Space Needle

Seattle Central Library. Picture taken by Viv

Has anyone been to Seattle? Or, are any of you readers from Seattle??? Seattle!! Battle Seattle!

Seattle, I hear ya already...please stop giving me signs! I will come visit you one day!! Just be patient...

Picture taken in Seattle by Jon Madison


Melanie's Randomness said...

It rains all the time in NYC too now. lol.

daniqueconijn said...

Who needs Seattle when you can have Heemskerk? ;)

Raji said...

It rains constantly in London too I'll add :)
However, it seems like its destiny
You and Seattle have a connection that needs to be developed
I've never been, would love too though
Great pics

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh! I love the fact that you posted this. I've always felt a connection to Seattle. There's such a haunting elegance about it brought on by the constant gloom. :)

Evelyn said...

Sleepness in seattle is really a great film!

Rita said...

Haha, my mom is spending the day in Seattle today; it's the first time she has ever been there. I've always wanted to go, too. It's just a place I'm very curious about, but my urge to see it is not nearly as strong as yours, though I do feel that way about other cities in the world... I always say that they're 'calling' me... I used to feel that way about New York, and some other cities are St Petersburg, Buenos Aires, Istanbul and Jerusalem, and the whole Andalusia region in Spain. I have no idea why, but I just feel that I must go and that something very special will happen once I'm there.

I think the love of your life is in Seattle waiting for you, and that's why there are all these signs pushing for you to go hehe. That would be very cool :P

diane said...

You are a man obsessed. You'd better go while you can still afford the ticket.

Thanks for the comment today. : )

Jack Daniel said...

Well, my next long 'vacation' will definitely be Seattle. The tickets are extremely expensive. Almost as expensive as going to Australia.

Perhaps the signs are pushing me to...Australia because of the pricey tickets. :P

Hit 40 said...

I also adored Frasier. Kelsey Grammer has a new sitcom out this fall that is suppose to be great...

Settle is beautiful!!

Crystal Ball said...

haha I love how Seattle seems to be calling you. From the pictures and movies I've seen, it seems incredibly beautiful. I hope to visit one day.

Anonymous said...

darlinggggggg of course! here:

hey and what happened with plans on moving to stockholm??

Anonymous said...

Your pics ane wonderful ! Very great, I love them.

Good luck for the future

Dominica said...

Seattle looks awesome !
Love that close up from the steps ...

Barbro Andersen said...

Re: That's what I figured out too; manual is the way to go :)

I use a Canon EOS 450D, with a standard lens, for now. I'm going to invest in a sigma as soon as I can afford it :D

Thank you for commenting my blog!

thischicksgotstyle said...

Mooie foto's!!
Was jij er ook bij voltt? :D

kajsa said...

When I think of Seattle the only thing that comes to my mind is Sleepless in Seattle.
But about taking photos while its raining. Its one of my favoutites even though im suck a "sun-person". One of my personal favourites among all of my own photos is one that I took this spring. Sitting in a car somewhere along the coast of Guadeloupe and looking out of the window. Suddenly I saw this beautyful gate to a house through all the rain that just kept on falling and I snapped a photo vene though I was kinda sure it would turn out bad. When I came back tp Sweden i realized that it wasnt at all one of my best photos when it comes to quality. But the colours, the feeling it it. Oh. It makes me remember every second of that journey.

Suusje Q. said...

Ik verlang zelfs weer naar de winter. Zo gezellig! Zolang ik maar niet op de fiets zit als het regent!

Wanneer begin je bij je stage?


Suusje Q. said...

Heey, hartstikke bedankt voor de link naar mijn blog trouwens!! :D lief!

miriam said...

lets go to seattle together!

i've been obsessed with that city too since Sleeping in Seattle. and thanks for the heads up, Seidman's work is divine.

produit frais said...

So when is your 'vakantie' coming up?

Wow Gold said...

Very Nice Blog

Kat said...

what a cute comment :)
i really like the third pic!

Ruhvana and Flanelli said...

I have nothing to say about Seattle but I love the last picture and the black and white one. cool (having a strange mood on this end of the computerland).


Jowy said...

LOving tha images!

One Love,

grace e. said...

I am a Seattlite. Definitely love it here. All the different neighborhoods are worth checking out!