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Seattleā€™s houseboats

Took a rowboat out across Seattle’s Lake Union to photograph its houseboats (in the US they call these structures floating homes). Verandahs, large windows, solar panels and bright colours are popular but generally there’s little homogeneity in their design. There are certainly some vivid imaginations at work, as in this home with its own totem pole and sculptures of geckos, horses and sea horses. Continue reading

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Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle

The Center for Wooden Boats is a great museum but it’s much more than that: how many museums encourage you to take out the exhibits and have fun with them? The CWB actually loan out their antique wooden boats for the public to enjoy… and encourage them to bump them about. The center also teaches maritime skills and even has a course for families to learn to build their own boat. Continue reading

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