Sam Fu’s Local Guide to Seattle
ksName: Sam Fu
Can you sum up Seattle? Seattle has a rich culture in the music industry. It’s home to a lot of famous musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Shabazz Palaces, Macklemore and various other artists. The seafood here is amazing. Pike Place Market is where you can get fresh seafood. And I’d say Seattle feels small only because the community here is so tight. Running into people you know happens often. Oh, and Starbucks originated here as well, so we’re also known for coffee.
Tell us about the photos you shot for this Visit Seattle Local Guide: Seattle is definitely known for its lush green trees. We have a lot of beautiful mountains and lakes. Some of the popular ones include Rattlesnake Lake (there are no rattlesnakes, don’t worry), Mt. Rainier and Lake Serene. The city itself contains hidden gems here and there: beautiful architecture and a mix of modern and old housing.
Where is the best place to watch a gorgeous sunset in Seattle? The first place that comes to mind is Kerry Park. It’s a well known touristy spot because of its view of the Seattle skyline. The park is small, simple and has a large art sculpture in front. It’s located in Queen Anne, which is the northern part of Seattle. Another beautiful location to watch the sunset is Elle Bailey Park –probably one of my favorite spots.
What is a perfect day in Seattle? For me, there are multiple ways to have a “perfect day” in Seattle. Here’s just one: A perfect day in Seattle would include 70-degree weather. I’d start my day with a solid workout in the morning followed by brunch at Oddfellows Cafe + Bar with some friends, a walk around Discovery Park followed by dinner at Tsukushinbo Japanese restaurant.
What do you love about Seattle? I love the community here in Seattle. I’m always running into friends when I’m in the city. I also love how we’re surrounded by mountains and forests. You don’t have to drive very far to escape the city. It’s really nice.
What would be surprising about Seattle to an outsider? Funny thing: I would say it doesn’t rain as much as everyone thinks. Most people think Seattle is known for how much it rains. When it does rain it’s usually light or average rain.
Can you give a couple tips to aspiring Instagram photographers? Having more content is better than not having enough. Always shoot a lot. Try different perspectives. And most of all shoot for you. Don’t shoot to impress others or for the “likes”.