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    OK... So if the OP does end up in Seattle over three consecutive days of bad weather, here's an oddball option for walking the city streets in the rain without getting wet. You won't find this photo-op in too many cities:


    And here's a background video from The History Channel with some of the backstory (the part about flushing the toilets is sadly true):


    It's a standard Seattle touristy thing to do. But it's also a bit of a unique touristy thing with interesting historical anecdotes. Not everyone's cup of tea. And definitely not doing flower pictures in gardens. But worth doing if you haven't already at least once before. And, like me, you enjoy oddball adventures.

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    "They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."

    — Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs

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    Last time my family and I went to Seattle we took the Duck tour and visited Chihuly exhibit in the Seattle center. I liked them both! Anyway, you only have three days - there is plenty to see. Just dress up for a drizzling rain and laugh at all these complaining locals - you don't have to survive there for months at a time ;-).

    If you'll get a car, another attraction in Seattle area that I like is Snoqualmie falls. We used to go there a few times when we lived in Bellevue. Depending on weather, it could be quite beautiful.

    Oh, and there is a thread on apug about Ted Gangler's exhibition of color carbon prints in November. If you can see it, you're in for a real treat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anikin View Post
    If you'll get a car, another attraction in Seattle area that I like is Snoqualmie falls. We used to go there a few times when we lived in Bellevue. Depending on weather, it could be quite beautiful.
    Good call, Eugene!

    Depending on the precipitation it could also be terrifying. Have you ever stood on that little viewing platform suspended over the canyon after three days of heavy rains? When there is more water thundering over the falls per second than is emptying from the Columbia River into the sea? That platform shakes like it's tearing loose from the canyon wall.

    Bring a plastic baggie for your camera...

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    "They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."

    — Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs

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    Naturally, after yesterday's sodden rains, this morning started up with blue skies and brilliant sunshine. I managed to shoot a roll of 645 slide film - I'll post something if they look good when I get them back.
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    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    Good call, Eugene!

    Depending on the precipitation it could also be terrifying. Have you ever stood on that little viewing platform suspended over the canyon after three days of heavy rains? When there is more water thundering over the falls per second than is emptying from the Columbia River into the sea? That platform shakes like it's tearing loose from the canyon wall.

    Bring a plastic baggie for your camera...

    Ken
    I experienced that once, might have been my first visit there. Absolutely amazing. Was I disappointed when I went back in August! If there's a restaurant in the resort loft still, I may have to go back. Haven't been for a few years.
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    I am beginning to resent being referred to as 'half-fast'.
    Whatever that's supposed to mean.

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    Need advice for Seattle

    While in Seattle make time for the Pike Place Market. Rain or shine there are lots of photo op's and plenty of places to eat, drink and just hang.

    Best regards,

    Bob
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    Thank you guys for the advice. 3 days in Nov seems like too risky to expect friendly weather so I am postponing.
    Ken, that tour sounds really interesting I'll make sure to book when I'm there.

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    Oh MFstooges,

    We did not really mean to dissuade you from coming. Seattle is fun any time of the year, and it's worth a visit no matter what the forecasters say (and they all lie anyway). I love to visit Seattle in absolutely any weather. Please understand, we live here in Pacific NW all the time, and after a few months of vitamin D deficiency we all get grumpy about the weather. But it really is not THAT bad, especially if it's just for three days

    Eugene.

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    Naturally, since the OP started this thread, we have had 3 days of mostly sunny weather here in the Vancouver area (100 miles or so north of Seattle, and north of Victoria as well).
    Matt

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    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    And tomorrow the forecast is for sunny all day Saturday. Then next week just Wednesday and Thursday will have some sun.

    So, it's quite variable. But for the most sun, you'll need to come during our hit-or-miss summer, which may be summer, and it may not. Depends. We don't know.

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