"Photos from the Queen of Seattle, October of 2011" Fremont Travelogue by glabah
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From the waters of Lake Union, this is what downtown Seattle looks like.
The Queen of Seattle operates from the south end of Lake Union and Lake Union Park north to the Fremont area, and then west to Ballard before turning around and heading back to Lake Union.
All of these photos were taken from the Queen of Seattle on October 8, 2012.
On the north side of Lake Union, the old gas works has been turned into a public park with some of the old industrial structures remaining as part of the park display. The view of the park from the water gives a better overview of the park than what can be seen in the park itself.
Looking east from Lake Union, it is possible to see a few of the marine industries that still call Lake Union home. These ship yards may not be huge, but they are still an important part of the economy of the region.
Behind them it is possible to see Interstate 5 climbing the hill to its bridge over the channel that connects Lake Union with Lake Washington.
Further up the hill it is possible to see the roof of a Jewish school that sits on top of the hill.
On both east and west sides of Lake Union it is also possible to see the large community of house boats that ring much of the lake. On the east side they exist side by side with the ship yards, while the west side today has largely been converted to office buildings and restaurants, along with the residential areas.
Further west, Lake Union flows into a channel that connects it with Puget Sound, and along the north side of this channel is the Fremont area, and from the water it is possible to see a large number of recreational craft that are moored here.
The Aurora Avenue Bridge is the impressive structure under which the Fremont Troll resides, but also serves as a primary link between Seattle and the communities to the north.
In the distance you can see the Fremont Bridge.
The underside of the Fremont Bridge, which has been raised to let the Queen of Seattle pass, looks like this.
After going under the bridge, the Queen of Seattle meanders down the Lake Washington Ship Canal. On the left is the north side of the Queen Anne district, while Fremont is on the right. In the distance it is possible to see the Ballard Bridge, and through this area Fremont transitions into Ballard.
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