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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden

View from the Ballard Locks
The Great American Railway Bridge sits to the east of the Ballard Locks, here in the up position to let boats pass through below.

I picked the Ballard Locks for the best early-morning photo opportunity for Seattle Before8 because it is such a cool opportunity to see ships up close and personal as they travel through the locks. And even though they are heavily visited, arriving at 7 AM when they open will give you ample photograph opportunities without having to fight for elbow room with tourists.
3015 NW 54th St, Seattle, WA 98107, USA
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