Seattle from Space Needle - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
This panorama from the top of the Seattle Space Needle is used from Wikipedia under the GNU Free Documentation License. The original photographs used to make this panorama were taken by by S. Bach, stitched by A. Hornung using Hugin.
Seattle from Space Needle - FURTHER INFORMATION
Seattle from Space Needle - Seattle visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Seattle from Space Needle' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Washington.
The Sky Needle is a major tourist attraction in Seattle. It rises from the Seattle Center and the 'O' viewing platform at 160m above ground provides stunning panoramic views over much of the city and over the Puget Sound. To the north, as seen in this image, you will clearly see Lake Union, with Historic Boat Wharf at the southern end by Lake Union Park and Gas Works Park to the north.
Moving clockwise from here lies the Seattle central business district where skyscrapers like those in Union Square rise to the skies. Continue round for views from the Space Needle over Elliot Bay and the Puget Sound. See the various piers lining the harbour including Pier 66 and the grain unloading base at Pier 86. Nearby at the base of the Space Needle, lies the Olympic Sculpture Park.
The views from the Space Needle also show the geography around Seattle. Let your eyes rest on the various mountain ranges that surround Seattle with Mt. Rainier to the south and the Cascade Mountains to the east, the majestic Olympics to the west.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: 5th Avenue North