The Blue Angels are in Seattle for Seafair celebration. Their practice sessions and performances are held over Lake Washington, which is far enough away that I do not see or hear them. However, today, I was working at home and I heard the roar, so I grabbed my camera and ran outside. It’s my first year in Seattle so I don’t know if this is typical, but they flew over downtown for a few minutes, then headed south, and then north, as if saying hello to many neighborhoods with their amazing skill in the sky. From where I was, it looked like the people in the Smith Tower in Pioneer Square got the show of their lives. The Blue Angels flew very close to their building, then circled around and came back to do a dive. Twice.
I didn’t have the best lens for the situation, but I worked with what I had. They are closer to the tower than they appear in the photo. (click to enlarge for a better view, if you like).
After their first pass above, they circled around, came back and did this amazing work . . . After several minutes of being out of sight and far away after the previous nose-dive performance, they came back and gave us this . . .
A lone Angel repositioning and giving the folks in the Columbia Center a front row seat.A pass over the Port of Seattle . . .
And over Puget Sound . . .
For people not attending the show, it was great to see a mini-performance. Thank you, Blue Angels!