Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 2014 | In Pictures


A Band-Aid-and-rope-restrained Boykitten performs for passerby attendees as part of an art exhibit at the 12th annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival Friday, May 30, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. The event, which continues through Sunday, promotes freedom of expression and fosters sex-positive culture through public celebration of the arts. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Carey. Yakima, Washington.


Stained glass filters light onto the stone arches within a church in May 2014, in Lisbon, Portugal. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


A woman in Aztec dress weeps following a May Day march to Westlake Park Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Danae Domoslai, 22, prepares her campground on the first of three days of the annual Sasquatch music festival Saturday, May 24, 2014, in George, Wash. The festivities continue through Sunday. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Self-proclaimed robed "followers" relax on the benches near the Jerónimos Monastery in May 2014, in Lisbon, Portugal. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


A pink-masked protester walks with a crowd of hundreds on a May Day anti-capitalist march Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


A ghoulish, robed figure greets tourists at the town's entrance in May 2014, in Obidos, Portugal. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Built with the bones of 5,000 dead, Capela dos Ossos, a chapel in the UNESCO world heritage site of Evora, is a major tourist attraction, photographed May 2014, in Portugal. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Encased in a zebra-print full body suit, a man known simply as "Leopold," left, finds himself entranced by the florescent lights outside of the bathrooms at the 12th annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival Friday, May 30, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. The event, which continues through Sunday, promotes freedom of expression and fosters sex-positive culture through public celebration of the arts. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Cage the Elephant performs on the first of three days of the annual Sasquatch music festival Saturday, May 24, 2014, in George, Wash. The festivities continue through Sunday. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Fans rock out to Cage the Elephant on the first of three days of the annual Sasquatch music festival Saturday, May 24, 2014, in George, Wash. The festivities continue through Sunday. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


A handler at the Lisbon Oceanarium, the third largest aquarium in the world, prepares to feed the sea otters in May 2014, in Lisbon, Portugal. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


U.S. Marine Corps veteran Sergeant Deano Miller is reunited with military working dog Thor, a yellow Labrador with whom Deano served with in Afghanistan Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. Thor was adopted by Cpl. Miller, ensuring his retirement in the U.S. and his reintegration into a home after a lifetime of service to his country. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Fans await Outkast on the first of three days of the annual Sasquatch music festival Saturday, May 24, 2014, in George, Wash. The festivities continue through Sunday. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Girls retreat to the campgrounds following a live set on the second of three days of the annual Sasquatch music festival Saturday, May 24, 2014, in George, Wash. The festivities continue through Sunday. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Protesters start a fire at Broadway and East Pine Street during a May Day anti-capitalist march Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. Marchers called for an end to capitalism and protested Seattle Police officers. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Before entering the festival grounds, attendees shotgun beers on the first of three days of the annual Sasquatch music festival Saturday, May 24, 2014, in George, Wash. The festivities continue through Sunday. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Smith Tower, Seattle, Wash.


Green-faced performers leer at passerby on the second of three days of the annual Sasquatch music festival Saturday, May 24, 2014, in George, Wash. The festivities continue through Sunday. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Firedancers from soul metal act, the Super Geek League, spin for an onlooking crowd on the third and final day of the annual Sasquatch music festival Sunday, May 25, 2014, in George, Wash. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Young fans enjoy Tyler The Creator's set on the second of three days of the annual Sasquatch music festival Saturday, May 24, 2014, in George, Wash. The festivities continue through Sunday. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Dancers sporting "twerk queen" necklaces back up Big Freedia on stage during the third and final day of the annual Sasquatch music festival Sunday, May 25, 2014, in George, Wash. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Young women primp and make phone calls from their campsite before entering the annual Sasquatch music festival Saturday, May 24, 2014, in George, Wash. The festivities continue through Sunday. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Peacocks strut about in the dirt of Evora, a UNESCO world heritage site, in May 2014, in Evora, Portugal. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


The lead singer of Cage the Elephant throws himself to the mercy of the crowd during a performance on the first of three days of the annual Sasquatch music festival Saturday, May 24, 2014, in George, Wash. The festivities continue through Sunday. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Ashley Prakash, 25, gets her hair braided before entering the first of three days of the annual Sasquatch music festival Saturday, May 24, 2014, in George, Wash. The festivities continue through Sunday. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Scenes from around the Old Fortson Mill, built in 1905 and photographed Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Fortson, Wash. The Old Fortson Mill is seven miles west of Darrington, a town near the site of the catastrophic mudslide that occurred in March 2014. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


A man dressed up in superhero garb is thrown to the ground by a protester in a tussle during a May Day anti-capitalist march Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. No arrests were made in regards to the fight. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington.


Fans enjoy the heights of Sparkles the Bus on the first of three days of the annual Sasquatch music festival Saturday, May 24, 2014, in George, Wash. The festivities continue through Sunday. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


A life-size model of a Tyrannosaurus sits on the waterfront, home of the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition, as seen in May 2014, in Lisbon, Portugal. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Bianca whips around to face the judges at the conclusion of her performance at the final audition for the 2014 Sea Gals squad Sunday, May 4, 2014, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. Final auditions included individual and group performances, along with a kick line section. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Interior views of the gigantic Jerónimos Monastery, photographed in May 2014, in Lisbon, Portugal. It was classified in 1983 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the nearby Tower of Belém. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Old advertisements on the the waterfront, home of the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition, as seen in May 2014, in Lisbon, Portugal. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


DeDjauna, right, reacts to being selected for the 2014 Sea Gals squad Sunday, May 4, 2014, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. Final auditions included individual and group performances, along with a kick line section. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Roman ruins stand high over the town of Evora, a UNESCO world heritage site, in May 2014, in Portugal. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Complete with a face on the back of his head, a man enjoys the visual arts at the 12th annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival Friday, May 30, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. The event, which continues through Sunday, promotes freedom of expression and fosters sex-positive culture through public celebration of the arts. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April 2014 | In Pictures


Originally from Taiwan, Buddhist nuns Sister Tám Ván, right, and Sister Dien Hoa, left, navigate their way through rows of colorful bulbs during the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Friday, April 11, 2014, between Mount Vernon and La Conner, Wash. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people come to the Skagit Valley in the spring to enjoy acres upon acres of nature's blossoming beauties. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Following nearly two decades of restoration, Barry Horner, right, joins volunteers and other Museum of Flight employees to help move a WWII-era FM-2 Wildcat fighter plane into its new permanent home Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Built under contract by General Motors for the U.S. Navy, the plane was delivered on December 27, 1944, serving aboard the escort carrier U.S.S. Petrof Bay during WWII. The Wildcat flew anti kamikaze patrols in the Pacific, and participated in the invasion of Okinawa near the end of the war. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


With his curled beard, Dale Boudreau, of Bellingham, Wash., poses for a portrait at the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Friday, April 11, 2014, between Mount Vernon and La Conner, Wash. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Julian. Seattle, Wash.


As part of the city's "4/20" celebrations, Snoop Dogg exhales lungfuls of blunt smoke on stage during “Snoop's Wellness Retreat” tour Saturday, April 19, 2014, at WaMu Theater in Seattle, Wash. Rapper Wiz Khalifa co-headlined the tour. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Views of the restored King Street Station photographed Thursday, April 17, 2014, in downtown Seattle, Wash. The station's retooled waiting area was originally unveiled to the public on April 24, 2013. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Master of ceremonies Yoshiomi Matsumoto poses for a portrait backstage during the annual Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival Friday, April 25, 2014, spread across the Seattle Center in Seattle, Wash. The festival was founded 39 years ago in appreciation of 1,000 cherry trees gifted to Seattle by Prime Minister Takeo Miki on behalf of the Japanese government in commemoration of the nation’s bicentennial. Events continue through Sunday. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Portland resident Kim Hoffman scrawls the quote, "who needs action when you have words?" in memory of Nirvana's lead singer, Kurt Cobain, on a bench near the home where he died on the 20th anniversary of his death Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Viretta Park in Seattle. On April 10, Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Stripes of color of the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival from above Friday, April 11, 2014, between Mount Vernon and La Conner, Wash. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people come to the Skagit Valley in the spring to enjoy acres upon acres of nature's blossoming beauties. Aerial access courtesy of HeliTours Seattle and Classic Helicopters. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Lucky women who made the cut for semi finals at an open audition for the Sea Gals squad rehearse the dance for the second round Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Wash. Tryouts are comprised of four competition rounds, with the final squad selections to be made May 4. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


People of all bed sizes took to friendly, feather-soft warfare at the annual International Pillow Fight Day event Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Westlake Park in Seattle. This year's fight was themed superheroes versus villains. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Liza Ogwel, 31, took to the sunny space outside to warm up with music before an open audition for the Sea Gals squad in preparation for the upcoming Seahawks' season Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Wash. Tryouts are comprised of four competition rounds, with the final squad selections to be made May 4. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Stripes of color of the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival from above Friday, April 11, 2014, between Mount Vernon and La Conner, Wash. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people come to the Skagit Valley in the spring to enjoy acres upon acres of nature's blossoming beauties. Aerial access courtesy of HeliTours Seattle and Classic Helicopters. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


A multi-colored bulb opens to sunlight during the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Friday, April 11, 2014, between Mount Vernon and La Conner, Wash. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people come to the Skagit Valley in the spring to enjoy acres upon acres of nature's blossoming beauties. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Colorfully-dressed performers of the Otokichi story play prepare for the stage in their dressing rooms during the annual Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival Friday, April 25, 2014, spread across the Seattle Center in Seattle, Wash. The festival was founded 39 years ago in appreciation of 1,000 cherry trees gifted to Seattle by Prime Minister Takeo Miki on behalf of the Japanese government in commemoration of the nation’s bicentennial. Events continue through Sunday. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Natalie. Ballard, Wash.


A lone, airborne split pillow stands out against an overcast sky during the annual International Pillow Fight Day event Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Westlake Park in Seattle. This year's fight was themed superheroes versus villains. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Participants complete their races at the fifth annual Seahawks 12K Run Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Renton, Wash. The event featured three races: a 12 kilometer, five kilometer and children's run. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Four Asian small-clawed otter pups, born in January, join their family to play, tumble and tussle at their public debut Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


The boys, and Chelsea. Seattle, Wash.


In celebration of “4/20 Eve,” guests take dab hits at the third annual DOPE Cup, which featured a host live music, table games and performers Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Magical Butter Studios in Seattle, Wash. Cannabis strains from across Washington were judged for awards in multiple categories. The winners will be featured on the May cover of DOPE Magazine. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


An large, inflatable version of the Vince Lombardi Trophy stands at the finish line of the fifth annual Seahawks 12K Run Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Renton, Wash. The event featured three races: a 12 kilometer, five kilometer and children's run. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Several hundred yards from the home where Nirvana's Kurt Cobain killed himself in 1994, background, fans of the late lead singer such as Beau Allen, 27, right, and his mother, Bobbi Binder, center right, visited a bench loaded with offerings of flowers, unopened beers and handwritten notes on the 20th anniversary of Cobain's death Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Viretta Park in Seattle. Allen also visited the site on the tenth anniversary of the singer's death, and has been a fan of Nirvana since age six.  On April 10, 2014, Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Four Asian small-clawed otter pups, born in January, join their family to play, tumble and tussle at their public debut Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Feathers explode out of a split pillow, mid-swing at the annual International Pillow Fight Day event Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Westlake Park in Seattle. This year's fight was themed superheroes versus villains. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Nearly 300 young women await the beginning of an open audition for the chance at making the Sea Gals squad in preparation for the upcoming Seahawks' season Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Wash. Tryouts are comprised of four competition rounds, with the final squad selections to be made May 4. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Mark. Queen Anne, Wash.