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Westlake Center Plaza

The Central Plaza outside of West-lake Center is a favorite spot for shoppers and downtown workers to stop for lunch or a latte, watching street performances and children walk through the waterfall sculpture.

A cultural and structural rebirth has been taking shape in downtown Seattle. The commercial district is lively with new skyscrapers, hotels, department stores, specialty shops, and renovated historic theaters.

Elliott Bay Waterfront

Elliott Bay is the body of water on which Seattle, Washington, is located. Part of Washington's inland sea Puget Sound, it is home to the Port of Seattle. 
It is not known for whom the bay is named. Candidates include members of the Wilkes expedition: Jared Elliott, ship's chaplain; George Elliott, ship's boy; and Midshipman Samuel Elliott. The last has been deemed the most likely namesake. 
海湾名字的来源并不太确定,有一系列的候选人的名单:Jared Elliott,随船的教士,乔治.艾略特,船上的男孩,塞缪尔.艾利奥特海军军官候补生等。最后的名字被认为最有可能是艾利奥特海湾名字的由来。

Waterfront of the Elliott Bay

The Bay locates just north of downtown. Near fashionable Queen Anne Hill, a marina offers a favorite spot to see boats set sail and dock. Elliott Bay attracts visitors and locals alike. Along the spectacular waterfront are public plazas, marinas, cruise ship berths, ferry docks, restaurants, etc. With so much boating so close to home, no wonder Seattle calls itself the boating capital of the world.  
位于市中心北部的艾利奥特海湾(邻近的是时尚迷人的Queen Anne Hill住宅区)是人们喜爱的一个观赏船只出航和停靠码头的场所也吸引着旅游观光客和喜爱海湾的当地居民。沿着壮观的海湾,布满了公共广场、小游艇船坞、巡逻艇泊位、轮渡码头和餐厅等等。停泊在海湾众多的船只无疑使西雅图赢得“船都”的美名。

The Experience Music Project Museum

The EMP Museum (formerly known as Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame or EMP|SFM) is a museum dedicated to the history and exploration of popular music, science fiction and pop culture. The Frank Gehry-designed museum building is located on the campus of the Seattle Center, adjacent to the Space Needle and the Seattle Center Monorail, which runs through the building. It is an interactive museum featuring a repository of more than 80,000 artifacts, including what is reportedly the world's largest collection of Jim Hendrix memorabilia. Visitors to the museum will discover a hands-on experience intended to draw them into the creative processes involved in making music. The EMP Museum was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, and opened its doors in 2000
体验音乐工程(EMP)博物馆( 前身是体验音乐工程、科幻博物馆和名人堂,或者简称为EMP/SFM)是一座专门探索流行音乐、科幻和波普文化历史的博物馆。这座由弗兰克.盖里设计的博物馆座落于西雅图中心公园(Seattle Center),与被称之为“宇宙之针”的西雅图观光电视塔相邻,而西雅图的单轨车则穿越其中。这是一座藏有80,000件艺术品的全新的互动交流的博物馆,其中包括世界上最大的关于Jim Hendrix(出生于西雅图,活跃于60-70年代美国乐坛的重要的吉他音乐家)的纪念收藏品。整座博物馆试图通过参观者亲身的参与而引导人们理解音乐制作的创造性过程。这座于2000年落成的EMP博物馆是由微软的联合创始人保罗.艾伦出资建造的。

The Port of Seattle 

The Port of Seattle is a port district that runs Seattle's seaport and airport. Harbor Seattle is a famous harbor at the north part of the west coast of US; it connects with many large ports in the world.

Seattle Waterfall Garden Park

This secluded park features a 22-foot waterfall in the middle of Pioneer Square. It was called "Waterfall Park," "Waterfall Garden" or "UPS (United Parcel Service) Park," as it was located on the site of the first UPS headquarters in Seattle's Pioneer Square Neighborhood in 1907.

Lake Union

Lake Union is a freshwater lake entirely within the Seattle, Washington city limits. Lake Union received its present name from Thomas Mercer, who in 1854 correctly predicted that canals would someday join Lake Washington to Puget Sound in a "union of waters." The Duwamish called it "Small Lake" -literally "small great-amount-of-water," the diminutive form of the word used for Lake Washington
联合湖是完全在西雅图市境内的淡水湖。联合湖的名字得自托马斯.默瑟,他在1854年就准确的预言了有朝一日运河将华盛顿湖和普吉特海湾通过“联合的水”联系起来。Duwamish部落称这个湖“小湖”- 字面的解释“小的储量丰富的水”,从这些描述中简化的昵称成为这个湖的名称。

Piers 55- Argosy Cruises  

Visitors will find several shops and restaurants at Piers 55, as well as the base for Argosy Cruises, Washington’s largest and oldest water tour and Cruise Charter Company. The 50-year-old operator, offering daily cruises of Seattle Harbor, Puget Sound,  and Lake Washington, private chartered events, and special-event sailing.
来艾利奥特海湾的游客会注意到55号码头上的一些有趣的零售商店和餐厅,同时这个码头也是华盛顿州历史最久,而且规模最大的水上载客游船公司Argosy Cruises的基地。历经五十年的经营,每日为游客提供水上游览西雅图港、普吉特海湾、华盛顿湖,以及私人聚会或特殊航海活动的服务。

SoDo District - Safeco Field & Qwest Field

Just south of Pioneer Square, is the SoDo district. SoDo is a neighborhood in Seattle, that makes up part of the city's Industrial District. SoDo was originally named for being located South of the (King)dome, but since the stadium's demolition in 2000, the name has been taken to mean South of Downtown, and includes Seattle's downtown stadium district of Safeco Field (where the Seattle Mariners play baseball in Major League Baseball) and Safeco Field (built on the former Kingdome site; where the Seattle Seahawks play football in the NFL and the Sounders FC play soccer/football in Major League Soccer). 
在先锋广场的南面,是SoDo区。Sodo区是城市工业街区的一部分。Sodo名字起源于这个街区在South of the (King) Dome,但是自从2000年King Dome体育场被拆除后,SoDo的涵义被指South of Downtown,这里有西雅图两座主要的体育场:快斯特体育场和塞弗科体育场(在原来金穹顶体育场的原址上新建),这两座体育场分别是西雅图水手棒球队-美国职业棒球大联盟奎斯特体育场,和西雅图海鹰橄榄球-美国橄榄球联盟塞弗科体育场。

Sodo District streetscape 

SoDo deliberately echoes SoHo in New York City, where, during the 1970s, cheap spaces vacated by departing factories were converted by artists into lofts and studios. SoDo has undergone a similar process but has not experienced much of the gentrification experienced by its putative model. Some of SoDo's warehouse buildings remain in their original use; others have been carved up for artists' lofts, art galleries, and an assortment of other businesses. 

Seattle Gas Work Park

Gas Works Park is an example of urban renewal at its best. Take an old gas-processing plant that has outlived its usefulness, and transform it into something everyone can enjoy. Located on the north shore of Lake Union, the park has excellent water views and a spectacular, unobstructed view of the city skyline. It is a popular spot for concerts, bikers, kite flyers, families on picnics and just about everyone else. This is also a prime spot from which to view the Fireworks on the Fourth of July.

Seattle Gas Work Park

This 20 acre point on Lake Union was cleared in 1906 to construct a plant to manufacture gas from coal - later converted to crude oil. Import of natural gas in the 1950's made the plant obsolete. The city acquired the site for a park in 1962. The park was opened to the public in 1975. The boiler house has been converted to a picnic shelter with tables, fire grills and an open area. The former exhauster-compressor building, now a children's play barn, features a maze of brightly painted machinery.
1906年在联合湖北岸20亩的基地上内兴建了一家从煤里提取煤气的工厂,后来又转换成原油提炼。五十年代后,天然气的使用使工厂遭到废弃。该公园于1975年对公众开放。 锅炉房改造成有顶、餐桌、烧烤工具等设施齐全的野餐场所。先前的排风   压缩机房的机器则被涂上鲜亮的色彩,成为供孩子们玩耍的谷仓。

Seattle-Boating Capital of the World 

Boating rituals like these are central to Seattle's core. Opening day celebrations, holiday boat parades and crew regattas are all part of the city's cultural heritage. From pleasure boating to the commercial industry, whether a boat or house or a plane, if it floats it's apart of the history and culture of Seattle. Water is everywhere in this city, even buried in the namesake -- Chief Sealth -- and it's a part of everyone who lives here. 

Seattle-Boating Capital of the World

In an area so entrenched in commercial maritime history, it's only natural to have a significant amount of pleasure boating. Many estimate that Seattle has the most pleasure boats per capita than any other city in the country. "We consider this the boating capital of the world," said Mike McQuaid, spokesman for the Lake Union Boats Afloat Show. Seattle is a perfect place to boat, because water is everywhere and plenty of interesting harbors and fair winds in the spring and fall make for great sailing. 

Pioneer Square Pergola

Iron Pergola in Pioneer Square of Seattle is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. There is also a broader inclusion for the Pioneer Square - Skid Road Historical District. The original pergola was designed by Julian F. Everett and built in 1909. The original 1909 Pergola was accidentally knocked over by a truck in January 2001; the current replica was inaugurated in August 2002.
先锋广场的铸铁凉亭是注册的国家历史遗迹,也是先锋广场-斯基德路历史街区的主要标志之一。最初的凉亭是由Julian F. Everett设计并于1909年建成。原来的凉亭在2001年一月的一次卡车的事故中被撞毁,目前复制凉亭于2002年八月重现矗立于先锋广场。

University Bridge, Seattle, Washington  

The University Bridge is a double-leaf bascule bridge that carries Eastlake Avenue traffic over USA's Portage Bay between Eastlake and the University District. Built in 1919, it has an opening span of 66 meters (218 feet). The bridge was remodeled in 1933 and was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
大学桥是一座双面可开启的活动桁架桥,它连接着东湖大道到西雅图市中心的交通。 这座桥横跨在东湖和大学区之间的美国水路联运路线海湾上。建于1919年,跨度66米(218英尺)。这座桥曾在1933年翻修 并题献给富兰克林.D.罗斯福总统。1982年这座桥成为国家注册的历史遗迹。

Montlake Bridge, Seattle, Washington

The Montlake Bridge is a double-leaf bascule bridge that carries Montlake Boulevard over Seattle's Montlake Cut--part of the Lake Washington Ship Canal--connecting Montlake and the University District. It is the easternmost bridge spanning the canal. The bridge is 104.9 m (344 ft) long, and was designed by Carl F. Gould, one of the original architects of the University of Washington. The bridge and its control towers were designed in conjunction with the university's Collegiate Gothic style.   
蒙特雷克桥是双翼式开合活动桥,这座蒙特雷克大街上的桥把华盛顿湖和行船运河分开,而将蒙特雷克和大学区相连。这是跨越运河最东端的桥。桥长104.9米,是由华盛顿大学最z最初校园设计的建筑师之一Carl F. Gould所设计。整座桥和控制塔的设计与华盛顿大学校园哥特式风格一脉相承。

Dock on the Lake Union shore

Docking along the Lake  shore

Pioneer square streetscape after 1998 earthquake

Streetscape of Pioneer Square

Chief Seattle’s Bust in Pioneer Square

Bust of Chief Seattle — a leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish Native American tribes of Washington State,the city of Seattle was named after him. It was created by artist James Wehn in 1909.Chief Seattle (an Anglicization of Si'ahl), (originally 1780 - June 7, 1866) was a Dkhw’Duw’Absh chief, also known as Sealth, Seathle, Seathl, or See-ahth. A prominent figure among his people, he pursued a path of accommodation to white settlers, forming a personal relationship with David Swinson "Doc" Maynard.A widely publicized speech arguing in favor of ecological responsibility and respect of Native Americans' land rights has been attributed to him.
部落首领西雅图胸像—是华盛顿州斯夸密胥和丢哇密胥部落的领袖,西雅图市是以他的名字命名。铜像是1909由艺术家James When所作。西雅图首领(英语发音的Si'ahl),(约1780-1866年6月7日)是Dkhw’Duw’Absh部落的首领,也被称之为Sealth, Seathle, Seathl, or See-ahth。他是当地部落中的杰出的人物,推行和白人定居者和解的路线,并和David Swinson "Doc" Maynard建立起亲密的私人关系。他的关于对自然环境生态的责任和对美国土著部落的尊重的演讲有着广泛的影响。

Union Station

In some places, the Pioneer Square-Skid Road Historic District extends beyond these borders. It includes Union Station east of 4th Avenue S., and several city blocks south of S. King Street .King Street Station is a train station in Seattle. Built from 1904 to 1906, it served the Great Northern Railway and Northern Pacific Railway from its grand opening on May 10, 1906. The station was designed by the St. Paul, Minnesota architectural firm of Charles A. Reed and Allen H. Stem. King Street Station was Seattle's primary train terminal until the construction of the adjacent Oregon & Washington Depot, later named Union Station, in 1911. King Street Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places. 

Streetscape of Yesler Way

Because Yesler Way marks the boundary between two different plats, the street grid north of Yesler does not line up with the neighborhood's other streets (nor with the compass), so the northern "border" of the district zigzags along numerous streets.

Boutique store in Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square marks Seattle's original downtown, dating back to 1852. It is a neighborhood in the southwest corner of Downtown Seattle. The district is characterized by late nineteenth century brick and stone buildings, and one of the nation's best surviving collections of Romanesque Revival style urban architecture.

Streetscape of City of Seattle

Streetscape of City of Seattle

Art gallery in Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square is on the southern end of the city center and has old town quaintness. Pioneer Square is a 30 block historic districts that has sidewalk cafes, art galleries, antique shops, boutiques, nightclubs, restaurants, internet companies, sports bars, bookstores, parks and the Seattle Underground Tour, and museums.

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market is the oldest continually operating farmers' market in the United States. Founded in 1907, Seattle's downtown public market offers fresh produce, unique foods and handmade arts and crafts, overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront.
Watch the market fishmongers toss around salmon, visit the first Starbucks Coffee Shop, enjoy the music and antics of talented street performers, and soak in the unique ambiance of Seattle's most popular attraction. This nine-acre historic district hosts over 10 million visitors each year.

Streetscape along the lake shore

Brick and stone building in Pioneer Square