Monday, December 30, 2013

Preview of the “T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle” fireworks show


Crews from Pyro Spectaculars and the Space Needle work to install several thousand pyrotechnic shots used to create the upcoming “T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle” fireworks display Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at the top of the Space Needle in Seattle. The show lasts eight minutes in total and will be set to a musical score of contemporary pop, rock and hip hop. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Colorful bursts of fireworks explode along the 605-foot height of the Space Needle during the "T-Mobile New Year’s Eve at the Needle" event Wednesday, January 1, 2014, as seen from the Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum at the Seattle Center in Seattle. The show lasted eight minutes in total, and for the first time ever, was set to a musical score of contemporary pop, rock and hip hop instead of classical. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Seattle Seahawks (12-3) vs. St. Louis Rams (7-8)


The Seattle Seahawks take to the field for the final regular season game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seahawks led the Rams 13-0 at the half. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Fans offer balls and hats to Seahawks for autographing before the first half of the final regular season game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seahawks led the Rams 13-0 at the half. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Seahawk Zach Miller, left, is swarmed by Rams' defense during the first half of the final regular season game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seahawks led the Rams 13-0 at the half. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


In a whirl of blonde hair, the Sea Gals perform during the first half of the final regular season game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seahawks led the Rams 13-0 at the half. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Daren Bates, of the Rams dances alone in the center of the Seahawks' field during the first half of the final regular season game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seahawks led the Rams 13-0 at the half. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Seahawk Marshawn Lynch, center right, charges through Ram defense during the first half of the final regular season game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seahawks led the Rams 13-0 at the half. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Seahawks celebrate during the first half of the final regular season game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seahawks led the Rams 13-0 at the half. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Eastside Catholic High School students rally for Mike Zmuda


A tattered and rain-soaked tribute to Eastside Catholic’s Vice Principal Mike Zmuda hangs from a fence Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, outside of Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

Friday, December 27, 2013

Apodments in Seattle | for the High Country News


Andrew Girardeau-Dale, 24, is photographed in his estimated 8-foot by 16-foot "apodment," a studio-styled form of micro-housing, on Friday Dec. 27, 2013, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle, Wash. The small space - rented for less than 800 per month - comes with all utilities, internet access, a microwave, fridge and storage management options.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden


Over 500,000 lights transformed the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland of three dimensional flowers, shrubs, vines and animals at the annual Garden d’Lights Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, in Bellevue. Hundreds of volunteers worked year round to bring the visual feast to light. Open from 5 PM to 10 PM every evening for a fee of five dollars, the outdoor installation concludes on January 4, 2014. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wah Mee massacre site burns in Seattle's International District


An estimated 90 firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze that began around 4 PM Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at 669 South King Street in Seattle. The cause of the fire is still unknown and continues to be considered "out of control." Shortly after 8 PM, firefighters reduced it to a one alarm response, but officials stated personnel would be stationed throughout the night. The American Red Cross was called to assist at least 22 displaced residents. The building was the site of the 1983 Wah Mee massacre, in which 13 people were killed in a robbery at the Wah Mee gambling club. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Seattle Seahawks (12-2) vs. Arizona Cardinals (9-5)


Seattle Seahawk Doug Baldwin, bottom, fails to make a long-range catch after a blow from Arizona Cardinal Jerraud Powers, right, during the second half of a game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Cardinals beat the Seahawks 17-10. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka, right, appears to warm up alongside the Sea Gals before a game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Seahawks celebrate during the first half of a game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The score was 3-3 at the half. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Ricardo Lockette, left, signals to teammates during the first half of a game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The score was 3-3 at the half. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Snoqualmie Falls, freezing over


The cold wave in Western Washington reduced Snoqualmie Falls to some world-class icicles Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Snoqualmie. The cold temperatures are expected to moderate through the week. Officials at Puget Sound Energy say icy conditions such as these occur about once a year. The conditions have not stopped or hurt power production of the hydroelectric plant at the falls. Water has continued to flow. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Outdoor ice hockey... in Seattle?


Seattleites gear up to enjoy a rare day of ice hockey Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, on the frozen shores of Lake Washington in Seattle. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

Monday, December 2, 2013

New Orleans Saints (9-2) at Seattle Seahawks (10-1)


Off of an eight-yard pass from Russell Wilson, Seahawk Derrick Coleman, left, dives into the end zone to score a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of game Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the Saints 34-7. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker | Seattle, Wash.


Performers present a dress rehearsal of the upcoming 30th anniversary production of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s internationally acclaimed Nutcracker Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at McCaw Hall in Seattle. Thirty-one performances of the Nutcracker will run between November 30 through December 29 of this year. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Apple Cup 2013 | UW vs. WSU


Cougar fans rejoice following a touchdown by Rickey Galvin, top, in the second quarter of the 106th annual Apple Cup Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Husky Stadium in Seattle. The Huskies beat the Cougars 27-17. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Kevin Smith, center left, and other Huskies rejoice with the Apple Cup trophy after beating the WSU Cougars 27-17 at the 106th annual Apple Cup Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Husky Stadium in Seattle. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Michael Young, President of the University of Washington, shows off his purple shoes during the 106th annual Apple Cup Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Husky Stadium in Seattle. The Huskies beat the Cougars 27-17. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Boats cluster in the waters outside of Husky Stadium during the 106th annual Apple Cup Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Seattle. The Huskies beat the Cougars 27-17. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Members of the Husky Marching Band perform at halftime during the 106th annual Apple Cup Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Husky Stadium in Seattle. The Huskies beat the Cougars 27-17. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


UW's Jesse Callier, center, rejoices following the Huskies' 27-17 victory over the Cougars at the 106th annual Apple Cup Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Husky Stadium in Seattle. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

President Barack Obama touches down | SeaTac, Wash.


President Barack Obama arrives in Air Force One to attend two Seattle fundraisers Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Sea-Tac International Airport in SeaTac. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ed Murray Election Night Party 2013


Ed Murray, right, and husband Michael Shiosaki, center, wave at supporters from the stage at Murray's election night party Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Neumos in Seattle. State Sen. Ed Murray took a big lead of 56 percent to 43 percent over incumbent Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Supporters of State Sen. Ed Murray wait for the initial returns at the Ed Murray election night party Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Neumos in Seattle. State Sen. Ed Murray took a big lead of 56 percent to 43 percent over incumbent Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Ed Murray greets supporters on the way into his election night party Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Neumos in Seattle. State Sen. Ed Murray took a big lead of 56 percent to 43 percent over incumbent Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Ed Murray supporter Jennifer Estroff, center left, holds back tears during Murray's speech at his election night party Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Neumos in Seattle. State Sen. Ed Murray took a big lead of 56 percent to 43 percent over incumbent Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Ed Murray speaks to a packed house at his election night party Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Neumos in Seattle. State Sen. Ed Murray took a big lead of 56 percent to 43 percent over incumbent Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Seattle Seahawks vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Seattle, Wash.


Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka, center, is swarmed by teammates after kicking in the winning field goal against the Buccaneers in overtime Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the Buccaneers 27-24 in the biggest comeback in franchise history. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Seahawk Jeremy Lane, left, dives to recover a fumble following Buccaneer Skye Dawson's failed catch of a kicked ball Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the Buccaneers 27-24 during overtime in the biggest comeback in franchise history. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Seahawk Golden Tate watches from the sideline Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the Buccaneers 27-24 during overtime in the biggest comeback in franchise history. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Buccaneers' running back Brian Leonard, left, slips away from Seahawk Bobby Wagner, background, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the Buccaneers 27-24 during overtime in the biggest comeback in franchise history. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Seahawk Richard Sherman encourages the crowd to show their home team love Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the Buccaneers 27-24 during overtime in the biggest comeback in franchise history. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Refs attempt to hold back Seahawk Cliff Avril, center, and Buccaneer Demar Dotson, center right, while they scuffled after a tackle Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the Buccaneers 27-24 during overtime in the biggest comeback in franchise history. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka, right, turns to punter Jon Ryan, left, to celebrate Hauschka's winning field goal against the Buccaneers in overtime Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the Buccaneers 27-24 in the biggest comeback in franchise history. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Seahawk Golden Tate, center, is congratulated by teammates after making a 71-yard run against the Buccaneers Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the Buccaneers 27-24 during overtime in the biggest comeback in franchise history. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

Friday, November 1, 2013

UW World Series - MOMIX's Botanica


Dance-illusionists MOMIX perform a variety of pieces from "Botanica," a series celebrating the wonders of nature Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in the Meany Hall for the Performing Arts on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. The show, put on by the UW World Series, runs through Saturday. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)




Saturday, October 26, 2013

Dia De Los Muertos - The Day of the Dead | Seattle, Wash.


A sprawling memorial complete with crosses and other offerings sits on display during the Dia De Los Muertos "A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed" event Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in The Armory in the Seattle Center in Seattle. The festival honors the lives of loved ones who have passed with homage from community altars, sugar skulls, special food, candles, music and dance. The event continues Sunday. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Angel Gonzales, center, and Samuel Becerra, right, both of the "South in the North Project" prepare backstage before their performance during the Dia De Los Muertos "A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed" event Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in The Armory in the Seattle Center in Seattle. The festival honors the lives of loved ones who have passed with homage from community altars, sugar skulls, special food, candles, music and dance. The event continues Sunday. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Vendors load in headdresses and other garb during the Dia De Los Muertos "A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed" event Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in The Armory in the Seattle Center in Seattle. The festival honors the lives of loved ones who have passed with homage from community altars, sugar skulls, special food, candles, music and dance. The event continues Sunday. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Young men in traditional sugar skull makeup check out their faces in a mirror during the Dia De Los Muertos "A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed" event Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in The Armory in the Seattle Center in Seattle. The festival honors the lives of loved ones who have passed with homage from community altars, sugar skulls, special food, candles, music and dance. The event continues Sunday. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)