HP Walking Tours – Seattle, chief city of the state of Washington, U.S., seat (1853) of King county, the largest metropolis of the Pacific Northwest, and one of the largest and most affluent urban centres in the United States. A major port of entry and an air and sea gateway to Asia and Alaska, Seattle lies alongside Puget Sound, a deep inland arm of the northern Pacific Ocean, and is at the centre of a conurbation that is defined roughly by Everett to the north, Bellevue to the east, and Tacoma to the south.
Video Timeline: 0:00:00 INTRO 0:00:46 Seattle Waterfront 0:04:07 Seattle Aquarium 0:06:20 Miner’s Landing 0:07:51 Seattle Great Wheel 0:10:39 A view towards the city skyscrapers 0:12:25 About Seattle (Open CC) 0:21:45 Seattle Art Museum 0:27:16 The Gum Wall, Post Alley 0:29:30 Pike Place Market 0:30:50 Fish throwing tradition at Pike Place Market 0:39:03 The First Starbucks at Pike Place Market 0:42:57 Post Alley 0:55:25 Seattle Public Library 1:00:00 The Sanctuary Seattle 1:01:34 Sky View Observatory at Columbia Center
The city was settled on November 13, 1851, at what is now West Seattle. It was relocated the following year to a site across Elliott Bay near a Duwamish Indian village. It owes its name to the Native American leader Seattle, chief of the Duwamish, Suquamish, and other tribes of the Puget Sound area. Areas of great natural beauty, including the densely forested Olympic Peninsula and the Cascade Range, surround the city. Its urban centre, dominated by tall skyscrapers that overlook Elliott Bay and enhanced by the city’s abundant parks and neighbourhoods, also offers a handsome prospect.