PHOTOS: Seattle sparkles on water
Seattle is a city that lives on water. We forget that sometimes.
As a teenager in Seattle, I housesat for my English teacher, Ann Schuh, on her houseboat. Those were magical days of staring out at Portage Bay, dipping into her kayak and paddling about, and feeling as though I'd been dropped into a secret back channel unknown to people on land.
I asked photographer Genna Martin to capture the joys and essence of Seattle on water, and as you'll see below, she delivered. Her photo of the Muckleshoot tribal fisheries speaks to our history, her photos of boaters and rowers to our need to push through water; the photos of sunsets to our communal pride.
—Isolde Raftery, KUOW online managing editor