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Here is the full guide to all of our recent feature articles that showcase my latest videos. 

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VIDEO POSTING FEATURING SEATTLE'S BEAUTIFUL WOODLAND PARK ROSE GARDEN

 

 


One of the crown jewels of beautiful places in the Seattle area is the Woodland Park Rose Garden. During the summer and early fall, the Rose Garden is simply stunning. It is a lovely place to walk and a splendid destination for photographers. I made this video from photos I have taken over many visits to the Garden.  

The garden features over 200 rose varieties and over 3,000 individual plants.  It is filled with roses, shrubs, topiary, and annuals.  Accenting the lovely flowers and foliage is a gazebo, a beautiful water fountain, a long pond, and an art deco retaining wall.

 


 

VIDEO POSTING FEATURING THE OUTSTANDING PERENNIAL BORDER AT THE BELLEVUE BOTANICAL GARDEN

 

 


One of the Seattle area’s best gardens and one of its top beauty spots is the Bellevue Botanical Garden.  This 53-acre garden has formal gardens as well as walks through woods.


This is a great place for viewing outstanding landscaping, photography, painting, strolling, and meditating.  


One top attraction in the Garden is the Perennial Border.  This area was replanted several years ago and it has filled in nicely.  The Perennial Border is maybe 200 feet long and it cascades down a small hillside.  The area is filled with lovely colors, shapes, and textures of a wide assortment of perennials and small trees.


The Perennial Border is attractive most of the year but summer is a great time to come enjoy the visual delights in this outstanding garden area.

 

 


 

VIDEO POSTINGS FEATURING A SPRING WALK ON THE SEATTLE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

I love the beautiful campus of Seattle University. It has one of the best displays of landscaping in Seattle. I made these two videos from photos I took on several campus visits in May.  The first video features general landscaping on the campus.

 

VIDEO: GENERAL LANDSCAPING ON THE SEATTLE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

 

 

 

VIDEO: TWO SPECIAL GARDENS ON THE CAMPUS

 

 

This video features two specific garden areas on the campus that are my favorite places on the campus to see attractive landscaping.  One is the Administrative Back Garden and the second is the area north of the Chapel of St. Ignatius that extends to the campus entrance at 11th Avenue and Madison.

 


 

VIDEO POSTING FEATURING A MAY VISIT TO THE JAPANESE GARDEN IN SEATTLE'S WASHINGTON PARK ARBORETUM

 

 

 

Seattle has several notable Japanese gardens including Kubota Garden and the Bloedel Reserve. One of the best is the Japanese Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum.

I took the photos in this video on visits to the garden in May. May features peak spring color at the garden.

Completed in 1960, this 3.5 acre sanctuary is a gorgeous place to walk and do photography. It features stone lanterns, bridges, waterfalls, pleasant walkways, a pond, and an authentic Japanese tea house.

 

 

VIDEO POSTINGS FEATURING SEATTLE'S MUSEUM OF FLIGHT

 

Museum of Flight

 

The Museum of Flight is one of Seattle's great attractions.  This museum is an impressive display of aviation history from the Wright brothers Flyer to our most advanced spacecraft.  The Museum features over 150 planes and other aircraft. It has a lovely campus, graceful architecture, and well-designed displays to interest and educate its guests.  Over 400,000 guests including 120,000 students visit the museum annually. This is a really large museum that can easily take four or more hours to explore. 

I have prepared three new videos featuring the Museum of Flight:

Video One:  The Magnificent SR-71 Blackbird Spy Plane

Video Two:  the World War One Aircraft

Video Three: The Great Gallery

 

VIDEO: THE MAGNIFICENT SR-71 SPY PLANE

 

 

 

 

Every museum has its top attractions and one of my favorites is the SR-71 Blackbird. This plane is beautiful and is the epitome of streamline. This plane first flew in 1966 and its design remains futuristic after almost five decades. This is the fastest manned airplane ever flown and it could reach speeds of 2,200 mph and cruise at an altitude of 16 miles.

 

VIDEO: THE WORLD WAR 1 AIRPLANES

 

 

This video features the exciting exhibition of World War 1 aircraft in the Personal Courage Wing at the Museum of Flight. The exhibition features several rare and famous planes from the first years of war in the skies. You will see the first combat airplane, the triplane flown by the Red Baron, and more of the earliest training, reconnaisance and fighter planes in this massive conflict.

 

VIDEO: THE SPECTACULAR GREAT GALLERY

 

 

One of the Museum's most exciting spaces is the glass-enclosed Great Gallery. The giant space is a showcase of aviation history and is a visual feast of historical aircraft.

 

 

VIDEO POSTINGS FEATURING TACOMA'S LEMAY--AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM

 

 LeMay Museum Interior

This is a gorgeous, state of the art, world class museum in downtown Tacoma, Washington that was built to appeal to automobile lovers all over America. 

The $60,000,000, nine acre campus opened in 2012.  Its four-story, ultramodern building features extensive exhibit galleries, a meeting hall, banquet facilities, an educational center, a library, and a 3.5 acre show field to host car events.

Besides presenting the impressive collection of cars owned by the Museum, the LeMay offers outstanding exhibits that feature its own cars and cars loaned from important museum collections around the world.

I have prepared three videos featuring the LeMay Museum:

Video One:  A Tour of the Museum Building

Video Two:  A Tour of the Cars in the Museum

Video Three: The Long-Running Classic and Custom     Coachwork Cars Exhibit

 

VIDEO: A TOUR OF THE LEMAY MUSEUM BUILDING

 

This video takes you on a tour of the building and grounds at this excellent museum.  The outstanding design of the building allows for excellent presentations of the hundreds of cars in the LeMay’s permanent and temporary exhibitions.

 

 

VIDEO:  A TOUR OF THE CARS IN THE LEMAY MUSEUM

 

This video takes you on a brief tour of some of my favorite cars in the Museum’s permanent collection and cars that have been in temporary exhibitions.  You will view some gorgeous examples of exceptional cars

 

 

VIDEO: THE LONG-RUNNING, CUSTOM AND CLASSIC COACHWORKS EXHIBIT AT THE LEMAY MUSEUM

 

One of the LeMay’s finest exhibitions is the long-running Classic and Custom Coachwork exhibit.

Opulence and luxury abound in this exhibit highlighting spectacular cars from the 1930s and 1940s. The cars were built in an era when high end cars were built as a rolling chassis and then sent out to a custom coachbuilder to add the body and interior.

 

 


 

 

VIDEO POSTING FEATURING THE MUSEUM OF GLASS IN TACOMA

 

 

 

One of the most beautiful destinations in the Puget Sound area is the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.  The Puget Sound area is noted as a source of outstanding glass art and it is home to many well-known glass artists including world famous artist Dale Chihuly.

Built in 2002, the Museum of Glass pays homage to all of the glass artisans in the Pacific Northwest and contemporary artisans around the world.  It has more than 140,000 visitors annually.

The Museum has several parts to it but the major ones are the hot shop, the exhibition space, the outdoor art installations, and the Chihuly Bridge of Glass.

 


 

 

VIDEO POSTING FEATURING THE CHIHULY BRIDGE OF GLASS IN TACOMA

 

 

 

The Chihuly Bridge of Glass is an important part of the Museum of Glass.  It features three major Chihuly art installations on the 500 foot pedestrian bridge that connects the Museum of Glass with downtown Tacoma and spans I-705 and the Tacoma train tracks.

The Bridge was developed from a partnership of the Museum of Glass, the City of Tacoma, and Dale Chihuly.  Tacoma is the hometown of Chihuly, an internationally-renowned glass artist. 

For lovers of Chihuly's glass art, the Bridge of Glass is a must see destination.  Chihuly designed the artistic installations on the bridge and they are absolutely exquisite. 

 


 

VIDEO POSTING FEATURING THE HISTORIC TACOMA UNION STATION

 

 

 

One of the most beautiful historic buildings in the entire Puget Sound area is the Union Station building in Tacoma.  Opened in 1911, this majestic structure makes a dramatic statement from the outside and inside. The interior is a jaw-dropper.  Its 90-foot high domed ceiling caps a dramatic rotunda. The dome is capped by a skylight.  A major building restoration brought back the luster of this dazzling interior.  The building now serves as a U.S. Federal courthouse.

For art fans and Dale Chihuly art lovers, the interior of the Station is graced with five Chihuly installations.  The most dramatic of the installations is the Monarch Window, a 22 by 40 foot work featuring 25 impressions of monarch butterflies.  This window always lends a bright glow to the interior.  Take your time to savor all of the installations.  They make quite a statement and really complement the architectural beauty of the Station.

 


 

VIDEO POSTING FEATURING A SUMMERTIME VISIT TO THE BELLEVUE BOTANICAL GARDEN AND ITS NEW VISITOR CENTER

 

 

 

The Bellevue Botanical Garden had a grand opening in June of 2014.  The new Visitors Center was unveiled that had been under construction for a while. 

The new 8,500 square foot Visitors Center is a welcome addition to this popular botanical garden.  It offers a large gift shop, a virtual garden, ample restrooms, and space for gardening classes.  It also features a new guest entrance and a gathering place. 

The entrance to the gardens has been redone.  Several new garden sections have been added. The Rock Garden is accessed directly from the Visitors’ Center.

This botanical garden has many delightful places to stroll, meditate, and do photography.  If you haven’t been to this scenic destination, I highly recommend it.

With 300,000 visitors annually, the Garden is a major attraction in the Seattle area.  It is one of the greater Seattle area’s most beautiful places.

 


 

A VIDEO POSTING FEATURING A SCENIC WALK FROM SEATTLE'S WEST THOMAS STREET PEDESTRIAN OVERPASS THROUGH MYRTLE EDWARDS PARK AND THE OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK

 



 This video features photos from a summertime walk in Seattle from the West Thomas Street Pedestrian and Bicycle Overpass through Myrtle Edwards Park and ending up in the Olympic Sculpture Park. The scenery on this walk is some of the best in the Seattle area. 

I have rated the view from the Overpass as one of Seattle’s best viewpoints. 

Myrtle Edwards Park offers grand scenery including the Olympic Mountains, Elliott Bay, public art sculptures, driftwood covered coastline, the iconic PI Globe and views of the Burlington Northern rail operations. 

The Olympic Sculpture Park offers world class scenery.  I have rated the Park as one of Seattle’s top five attractions. In an area full of beautiful places, the Olympic Sculpture Park really stands out.  

 


 

A VIDEO POSTING ABOUT A SUNNY SUMMERTIME DAY IN SEATTLE'S LAKE UNION PARK

 

 

Seattle's Lake Union Park is a scenic place to explore and it is one of my favorite Seattle attractions.  On a sunny summer day, the Park’s 12 acres offer several ways to have fun.  You can sunbathe, walk your dog, dive into Lake Union from the bridge, paddle wooden boats, throw Frisbees, and race model boats. 

A stroll around the Park offers views of the architecture of the Museum of History and Industry, the Carroll Jewelers Street Clock, the beautiful boats in the Historic Ships Collection, as well as the delightful scenery at the Center for Wooden Boats Museum.  The Park has decorative landscaped beds full of ornamental grasses and purple coneflowers.

The Park is a photographer’s destination.  It is a target rich environment for your camera.  The best time for photography is the afternoon so that the Museum building is highlighted by the sunlight.


 

A VIDEO POSTING FEATURING SEATTLE'S SHIMMERING JEWEL--THE WOODLAND PARK ROSE GARDEN


I rank the Woodland Park Rose Garden as one of Seattle's top ten most beautiful places.  From May through September, the garden features over 280 rose varieties and over 5,000 individual plants.  It is filled with roses, shrubs, topiary, and annuals.

Over 200,000 guests visit the Rose Garden annually. 

I produced this video using sixty photos I selected from the hundreds of photos I have taken on many visits to the Rose Garden. My most recent photo shoot was in early August. 



 

A VIDEO POSTING FEATURING SEATTLE'S POPULAR BALLARD LOCKS

 

 

The Ballard Locks are one of my favorite places to walk around and do photography.  This popular destination is visited by hundreds of thousands visitors annually making in one of Seattle's most popular attractions. I made this video from a selection of the many photos I have taken of the locks over numerous visits. 

The video includes many images of the lock operations along with images of art sculptures of salmon tails and images of the scenic BNSF Railways' Salmon Bay Bridge.

 


 

A VIDEO POSTING FEATURING THE CARL ENGLISH BOTANICAL GARDENS AT SEATTLE'S POPULAR BALLARD LOCKS

 

 

Here is the second of my two videos featuring the Ballard Locks This video focuses on the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens that are part of the Ballard Locks' campus. 

The Gardens feature 570 species and 1,500 varieties from around the world. Botanist Carl English labored for 43 years to transform seven acres of the Ballard Locks campus from gravel to an English style botanical garden. The Gardens add a lot of depth and color to the campus and are a delight to explore and photograph. 

 


 

A VIDEO POSTING FEATURING SEATTLE'S CHIHULY GARDEN AND GLASS IN AUGUST

 

 

 

 

I always enjoy visiting the Garden section of Seattle's Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition in Seattle Center. with the seasons so a visit to the Garden always has pleasant surprises. 

This video was produced from an early August photo shoot at the Garden. One of the floral highlights was the display of the dramatic flower stalks of the acanthus mollis (“bear’s breeches”). 



 

A VIDEO POSTING FEATURING SEATTLE'S KING COUNTY WATER TAXI

 

 

 

One fun way to enjoy Seattle's great views from Puget Sound is to take the round trip on the King County Water Taxi from the Seattle waterfront to West Seattle.  On a pretty day, you get spectacular views of Seattle's full skyline, the seaport operations, Mt. Rainier, and the Olympics.  The Water Taxi is operated by the King County Metro Transit System.

 I have the Water Taxi rated as one of the Top 30 attractions in Seattle.

 


 

 

Two Videos about Seattle's Interesting Street Clocks

Carroll's Jewelers Street Clock

 

Seattle has a number of distinctive street clocks you will encounter as you explore around downtown.  Many of the clocks are historical and date back decades.  Some are modern.  One is famous (Pike Place Market's clock). You may not get excited about all of them but they are interesting to look at and a few make great photographic targets. 

Some of the oldest clocks date back to the days when many people didn't have a watch and relied upon public clocks.  Seattle had a number of these "street clocks" that were beautiful historical instruments.  These street clocks started being lost and the city of Seattle almost acted too late to save these interesting pieces of history.

Luckily, many of the historical clocks were saved and restored and stand "watch" over Seattle's streets.  Majestic clocks like the F. X. McRory's clock and the Ben Bridge’s clock add charm and elegance to Seattle's downtown.

Please click here to watch video one about the clocks

 

Please click here to watch video two about the clocks


 

A Video Posting Featuring the Seattle City Hall Art Installations

 

Seattle City Hall Art

The city of Seattle commits 1% of its capital improvements budget for art to decorate civic buildings and public places.  One place where this publicly funded art is on display is in the Seattle City Hall. The Seattle City Hall has six permanent art installations as well as offering temporary displays of the city’s portable art works in the lobby.  The art enhances the exciting architecture of the Seattle City Hall. 

This is the second of two videos I have published about the Seattle City Hall.  This video features four of the six permanent art installations in the City Hall. 

 

Please click here to view this video on my YouTube channel

 


 

A Video Posting about the Architecture of the Seattle City Hall

 

Seattle City Hall

The Seattle City Hall is a lovely building that offers sweeping views of downtown Seattle.  It is a gorgeous structure on the outside as seen from many different viewpoints.  Its lobby is really attractive and it features several permanent art works.

Photographers should take note of this building for its exterior and interior scenery.  The City Hall offers dramatic views either looking down from the Fifth Avenue level as well as looking up at the building from Fourth Avenue.

This video was produced from several photo shoots at the City Hall.

 

Click here to view the video on my YouTube channel


 

LATE SPRING POSTINGS ON YOUTUBE

Late May is a great time to explore Seattle and to check out the best of the spring foliage in Seattle’s beautiful parks and gardens. I have been really busy continuing to produce YouTube videos to post on the Dazzling Places.com YouTube channel about exploring Seattle. 


Here are my most recent YouTube videos I have added to my Dazzling Places.com YouTube channel.  Please click on the "Click here to view the video" link to view the video.


 

A Video about Late Spring at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition

 

Chihuly Garden and Glass


I always enjoy visiting the Garden section of Seattle’s Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition.  It is on my list of the top 30 attractions in Seattle. It offers visual treats for the art lover and for garden lovers.
The foliage is constantly changing with the seasons so a visit to the garden always has pleasant surprises. 

This video was produced from a late May photo shoot at the Garden.  The purple rhododendron and the purple ornamental onions were two of the foliage stars on this visit.

 

Click here to view the video.


 

A Video Posting for a Late Spring Visit to the Scenic Seattle University Campus

Seattle University Landscaping


One of Seattle’s lesser known gems is the campus of Seattle University.  The campus features:

In this video, I present my photos of the excellent landscaping on the campus taken in  late May.


In the 50’s and 60’s, Fujitaro Kubota, the founder of Seattle’s spectacular Kubota Garden, designed the horticulture of the campus and selected many of the beautiful trees that adorn the campus.

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Late Spring Visit to the Japanese Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum

Japanese Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum

Seattle has several notable Japanese gardens including Kubota Garden and the Bloedel Reserve.  One of the best is the Japanese Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum.

I took the photos in this video on a visit to the garden in late May. The garden was at its peak for color.

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A Late Spring Visit to the Washington Park Arboretum

 Washington Park Arboretum

The 230 acre, Olmsted-designed Washington Park Arboretum is one of Seattle's crown jewels for beautiful scenery. I always rank it in the ten most beautiful places to see in Seattle.  Rain or shine and any time of the year, this is a special place to visit. 

 The Arboretum is lovely in spring when all of the flowering plants and trees put on a splendid show.  The foliage constantly changes throughout the spring so making several visits from March through June allows you to witness the full range of the spring colors. 

 I made these photos on a walk in the Park down Azalea Way in late May.  The colors of the azaleas and the rhododendron were spectacular.  I have been to the Park many times in the spring and this visit had the best color display I have ever seen.

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SPRING POSTINGS ON YOUTUBE

I have been really busy this spring producing YouTube videos to post on the Dazzling Places.com YouTube channel about exploring Seattle.  They are fun to produce from my large portfolio of Seattle photos and they are a quick way to get a virtual tour of many Seattle attractions.

Here are my most recent YouTube videos I have added to my Dazzling Places.com YouTube channel.  Please click on the name to view the video.

 

A Spring Drive around Lake Washington

Lake Washington in Spring

Spring around the west side of Lake Washington is a visual treat with all of the spring foliage emerging on the trees and plants.  I made these images early one morning to feature the soft pastel light after daybreak.

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Spring at the Japanese Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum

Japanese Garden Spring

Seattle has several notable Japanese gardens including Kubota Garden and the Bloedel Reserve. One of the best gardens is the Japanese Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum.

I took the photos in this video on a visit to the garden in April on a sunny day.

Completed in 1960, this 3.5 acre sanctuary is a gorgeous place to walk and do photography. It features stone lanterns, bridges, waterfalls, pleasant walkways, a pond, and an authentic Japanese tea house.

Click here to view the video


 

A Spring Walk in the Washington Park Arboretum

Washington Park Arboretum in Spring

 

The 230 acre, Olmsted-designed Washington Park Arboretum is one of Seattle's crown jewels for beautiful scenery. I always rank it in the ten most beautiful places to see in Seattle. Rain or shine and any time of the year, this is a special place to visit. 

The Arboretum is lovely in spring when all of the flowering plants and trees put on a splendid show. The foliage constantly changes throughout the spring so making several visits from March through June allows you to witness the full range of the spring colors. I made this video from photos of a mid-April walk along Azalea Way, one of the main walking trails in the Arboretum.

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A Spring Walk in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood

Capitol Hill in Spring

Spring is always a great time to visit Capitol Hill.  This gracious historic neighborhood with its beautiful homes is decorated with brightly colored foliage and is painted with the vivid flowers of spring.

Join me on this walk and photo shoot to explore this lovely section of Seattle.  I will start off with the Parker Fersen House adjacent to Volunteer Park, stroll in the Park, and then start rambling around the peaceful streets near the top of Capitol Hill. 

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Spring at the Olympic Sculpture Park

Olympic Sculpture Park Spring

 

I grabbed my camera, tripod, and donned my walking shoes to visit one of my favorite places in Seattle, the delightful Olympic Sculpture Park.  The vibrant colors of the new foliage on trees and plants added sparkle to this beautiful place.

 Join me for a photo shoot around the park to savor its visual feast of architecture, gardens, art, and the dramatic scenery of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains.

 My favorite images were of the dogwood flowers reflecting off of the mirrored surfaces of Beverly Pepper's work "Perre's Ventaglio III".

 

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Our YouTube Video about the Woodland Park Zoo's Carousel

Please click here to see our video about the Woodland Park Zoo's Carousel


 

The Woodland Park Zoo's Historic Carousel

Woodland Park Zoo Carousel

The Woodland Park Zoo houses one of the best preserved historical carousels in the country.  In this second of three blog articles about the Zoo, we explore the history of the Zoo's Carousel and present a photo gallery of many of its beautiful horses and chariots.

Click here to go to our feature article about the Woodland Park Zoo's Carousel


 

Our YouTube Video about a Winter Hike at Discovery Park

Please click here to see our video about a winter hike at Discovery Park


 

A Winter Hike at Discovery Park

Discovery Park Winter Hike

A brisk hike at Discovery Park can get you out on a winter day and make you forget you are in a major metropolitan area.  This is the largest park in the Seattle Parks and Recreation system. Discovery Park’s 12 miles of scenic hiking trails let you experience a variety of habitats and offer plenty of photo opportunities on its 534 acres.

Please click here to view our feature article about hiking at Discovery Park


 

Our YouTube Video about a winter stroll around Lake Union Park

Please click here to view our YouTube video about Lake Union Park


 

A Winter Stroll around Lake Union Park

Lake Union Park

 

Seattle's Lake Union Park is a scenic place to explore and is one of my favorite Seattle attractions.  The Park's 12 acres includes the dazzling new home of the Museum of History and Industry, the Historic Ships Collection, and the delightful Center for Wooden Boats Museum.

Please click here to go to our feature article about Lake Union Park.


 

Our YouTube Video about the Witt Winter Garden

Please click here to see our YouTube video about the Winter Garden


 

The Witt Winter Garden at the Washington Park Arboretum

Witt Winter Garden

 

I paid a visit to this scenic garden that features flowers, textures, and scents that offer a treat in the middle of winter.

Please click here to go to our feature article about the Winter Garden


 

Six Videos Featuring My Favorite Photos from My 2013 Published Articles and Videos about Exploring Seattle

Bhy Kracke Park View

I posted over fifty articles and over forty videos in 2013.  These featured several hundred photos. From all of these production photos, I selected my favorite photos.

I used my favorite photos to produce six short videos that I posted on YouTube.  This article is your guide to view of these videos.

Please click here to go to our feature article about these videos.


 

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