West Seattle Christmas 2013: From beginning to end

December 25, 2013 at 10:56 pm | In Seen around town, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

A last look at Christmas Day 2013, beginning to end, in community-contributed photos. Above, our friend Rebecca Nelson from Ravenna Blog photographed West Seattle while passing on a Bremerton-bound ferry around 8:30 am.

Less than eight hours later, an anonymous reader captured the setting sun’s golden gleam on downtown high-rises, looking east from Seacrest:

Shortly thereafter, Annie Wynn tweeted the next image, observing, “Because when the sunset is this gorgeous in West Seattle, all you can do is stand and watch

Thank you to the photographers – and thank YOU for your collaboration and support. Since WSB was launched (originally with a very different mission) on December 24, 2005, we are beginning Year 9, and expecting this to be the liveliest yet.


  1. Happy Anniversary! And thank you for everything you do!

    Comment by Chris W — 11:13 pm December 25, 2013 #

  2. what Chris W said. You’ve become a part of our everyday lives. And yay for evolving. I suppose you could have been a gossip column – um…that would be hard to imagine…I think that what you’ve become is great…and I’m betting you will grow, and change and evolve even more. Thanks :)

    Comment by JanS — 11:39 pm December 25, 2013 #

  3. Agreed!

    Comment by Agreed — 12:16 am December 26, 2013 #

  4. Great pics, (as are all of the ones of West Seattle Scenes that WSB publishes of their own, or contributors!)


    Wow! 8 years! Congrats, Happy Anniversary, and thanks for all you do!



    Comment by miws — 6:01 am December 26, 2013 #

  5. Here’s what appears to be the first post on WSB:



    And, the entire first page:




    Comment by miws — 7:35 am December 26, 2013 #

  6. ha- thanks for that link Mike! the first page is pretty good, and I like the tongue-in – cheek character of some of the first few stories. I wonder if the editors can find a chocolate fountain on sale this year!

    this one was one of my favorites since I was hoping to still see some lights this year yet. we saw the Helmstettler lights, Menashe and a couple other locations here and there. we usually drive around to look on Christmas eve, but this year we had a party to go to! and other nights this year just seemed busier somehow! hopefully i’ll be able to see some more in the next couple days.

    (we leave our tree up til Jan 6, you know, the 12 days of Christmas and all!)

    Merry Christmas


    Comment by sam-c — 11:15 am December 26, 2013 #

  7. Awww, thanks for including my photo, TR. We make this early Christmas morning trek to my mom’s house in Bremerton every year. Sometimes there’s an amazing sunrise with all the colors in the crayon box. And other times the land around us is just sleepily tucked into cloud blankets, like this year.

    This also happens to be the first official picture with our new zoom lens, paid for in part by revenue from my neighborhood news site, which has received no end of help and encouragement from you and your co-publisher. A hearty THANK YOU for that, and a warning to brace yourselves for many more questions in 2014. :)

    Comment by Rebecca Nelson — 9:33 am December 30, 2013 #

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