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PHOTO: Another amazing sunset as seen from above Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTO: Another amazing sunset as seen from above Burien’s Three Tree Point

BTB Reader Elston Hill shares this photo, taken from 32nd Ave SW above Three Tree Point on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 (click image to see larger version): “I believe this is a vehicle hauling ship,”... [Read more]

READER PHOTOS: More stunning summer sunsets as seen from Burien

READER PHOTOS: More stunning summer sunsets as seen from Burien

BTB Reader Elston Hill sent us these photo of sunsets taken over the last two nights (click images to see larger versions): Elston took these from a viewpoint on 32nd Ave SW, above Three Tree Point. If... [Read more]

PHOTO: If you thought Sunday’s sunset pic was amazing, wait ’til you see this…

PHOTO: If you thought Sunday’s sunset pic was amazing, wait ’til you see this…

Burien resident Ethan Janson created this amazing animated gif of ‘fire in the sky’ – aka lightning – over Vashon Island Sunday night (July 13), from his Three Tree Point viewpoint (click... [Read more]

PHOTO: Amazing Sunday night sunset from Burien

PHOTO: Amazing Sunday night sunset from Burien

BTB Reader Jim Branson submitted this amazing photo of Sunday night’s sunset, taken from Burien. As for the incredible colors in the pic, Jim tells us “that’s with no adjustments other... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Panoramic shot of Three Tree Point & other low tide pics

PHOTOS: Panoramic shot of Three Tree Point & other low tide pics

BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer – a huge fan of really low tides – ventured out to the very tip of Burien’s Three Tree Point beach during Saturday’s -2.9 low tide, then turned his... [Read more]

PHOTO: Group of locals holds vigil against military action in Syria

PHOTO: Group of locals holds vigil against military action in Syria

A group of approximately 20 people from Burien and neighboring communities held a vigil Monday evening (Sept. 9) on the corner of 1st Ave South and SW 148th to speak out against a military strike against... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Amazing pics of Friday night’s lightning storm off Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Amazing pics of Friday night’s lightning storm off Three Tree Point

BTB Reader Randy Schmidt took these amazing photos of Friday night’s lightning storm around 1 a.m. off Burien’s Three Tree Point (click image to see larger version): And here’s... [Read more]

PHOTO: Bug bats eyelashes at B-Town Beat Thursday night

PHOTO: Bug bats eyelashes at B-Town Beat Thursday night

From BTB Reader Sara Chapman comes this photo, taken at Thursday night’s B-Town Beat Art & Music Walk: “Eyelashes decorate a red VW beetle at a Burien WA artwalk.” If you’ve... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Did you see the intense – and rare – ‘Sundog’ Saturday?

PHOTOS: Did you see the intense – and rare – ‘Sundog’ Saturday?

It’s either a sure sign of the apocalypse or that sunlight is simply refracting through ice crystals in high clouds – either way ol’ Sol put on quite a show with a ‘Sundog’ (or... [Read more]

Burien Council Censures Jack Block Jr. for Facebook Photo Posting

Burien Council Censures Jack Block Jr. for Facebook Photo Posting

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Councilmembers voted to censure Councilman Jack Block Jr. at Monday night’s meeting (March 18). Mayor Brian Bennett and Councilmembers Rose Clark, Joan McGilton and Gerald... [Read more]

LETTER/PIC: Burglars Damage House in Burien’s Shorewood Neighborhood

LETTER/PIC: Burglars Damage House in Burien’s Shorewood Neighborhood

Click image to see larger version. Above is a photo of the damage burglars caused to the inside of our bathroom after breaking into our house in the Shorewood neighborhood of Burien, a few blocks north... [Read more]

PHOTO: What the Sylvester Road Bridge Looked Like a Year Ago

PHOTO: What the Sylvester Road Bridge Looked Like a Year Ago

BTB Contributor Brett Fish shared this photo and note about the Sylvester Road Bridge: “It’s hard to believe that just one year ago Friday (Feb. 22) what we now take for granted looked like... [Read more]

‘Largest Private Pipe Organ West of the Mississippi’ Being Restored in Burien

‘Largest Private Pipe Organ West of the Mississippi’ Being Restored in Burien

Resident John White sent us this pic – showing  Chelsea Thompson and Tom Britanyak working on restoring the ‘largest private pipe organ west of the Mississippi’ – at the historic Forest... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Collage of a Local Coyote Pup

PHOTOS: Collage of a Local Coyote Pup

BTB Contributor Brett Fish sent us this great collage of a Coyote he spotted recently, obviously from a very close distance: “This coyote pup is a regular visitor doing the daily maintenance of... [Read more]

PHOTO: Enjoy a Beautiful 180-Degree View from Burien by Maureen Hoffmann

PHOTO: Enjoy a Beautiful 180-Degree View from Burien by Maureen Hoffmann

Sometimes you just need a pleasant image to absorb and enjoy. Recent studies even suggest that: people live longer if their homes are near a park or open green space students do better on cognitive tests... [Read more]

PHOTO: ‘Helios Pavilion’ Sculpture at Burien Town Square Park

PHOTO: ‘Helios Pavilion’ Sculpture at Burien Town Square Park

BTB Reader Sara Chapman sent us this photo, of which she says: This neat sculpture in the town plaza in downtown Burien, Washington sure looked good in the late day light the other day. I don’t know... [Read more]

READER PHOTOS: Car Goes Into Ditch on 1st Ave South & SW 119th Wednesday

READER PHOTOS: Car Goes Into Ditch on 1st Ave South & SW 119th Wednesday

BTB Reader Xanna Don’t (yes, that’s the name she goes by) sent us the following pics and news about a car that went into a ditch on First Ave South and SW 119th Street in Burien Wednesday afternoon... [Read more]

PHOTO: Panorama Pic of Carnival Days, Which Opens Thursday at 3pm!

PHOTO: Panorama Pic of Carnival Days, Which Opens Thursday at 3pm!

Discover Burien’s annual Fall Carnival Days opens at 3 p.m. at Town Square Park tomorrow – Thursday, Sept. 27 – and runs through Saturday, Sept. 30. BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer dropped... [Read more]

PHOTO: Unusual Creature Spotted Near Burien CARES Rummage Sale Saturday

PHOTO: Unusual Creature Spotted Near Burien CARES Rummage Sale Saturday

BTB Reader Jonica Combs sent us this rather unusual photo, which she took Saturday in Olde Burien (click image to see larger version): Jonica explains it: I was having my usual Saturday brunch at the... [Read more]

PHOTO FRIDAY: ‘What Does This Mean?’ Double Rainbow Spotted Off Burien

PHOTO FRIDAY: ‘What Does This Mean?’ Double Rainbow Spotted Off Burien

Burien-based Artist Maureen Hoffmann certainly has a keen eye for beauty, and while we’re not sure she ended up crying ‘What does it mean???‘ and sobbing like she was an overly-emotional... [Read more]

PHOTO OF THE NIGHT: Animated Candle at Tin Theater Friday night

PHOTO OF THE NIGHT: Animated Candle at Tin Theater Friday night

The photo above is a test of some new animated gif technology, taken of a candle burning on a table at the Tin Theater Friday night (April 6) by Scott Schaefer with his iPhone. We’re looking to... [Read more]

UPDATE: American Red Cross Helps Burien House Fire Victims Tuesday Night

UPDATE: American Red Cross Helps Burien House Fire Victims Tuesday Night

Just before 4 p.m. Tuesday (April 3), we received the above cell phone pic from BTB Reader Sara Girard, who adds: “We were just at Fred Meyer and saw plumes of smoke from across the freeway…

PHOTOS: King Tide Visits Burien’s Seahurst Park

PHOTOS: King Tide Visits Burien’s Seahurst Park

This weekend marks the return of unusually high tides to the Washington coastline, including Burien’s own Seahurst Park. These tides are called “king tides” and they happen during the winter... [Read more]

PHOTO: Another Amazing Burien Sunset, This Time With Paddleboarders!

PHOTO: Another Amazing Burien Sunset, This Time With Paddleboarders!

BTB Reader Susan Plecko sent us this amazing photo, taken during Friday night’s (Jan. 13) sunset, and showing two hardy souls – paddle boarders out on Puget Sound during winter! Click image to... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG: Local Sailors Race To Duwamish Head From Des Moines

WATERLAND BLOG: Local Sailors Race To Duwamish Head From Des Moines

If you were anywhere near the water this morning, you couldn’t help but notice the large fleet of colorful sailboats just offshore. The occasion was the Duwamish Head Race hosted by the Three Tree... [Read more]

PHOTO FRIDAY: Kicking Off A New Year Of Sunsets At Seahurst Park

PHOTO FRIDAY: Kicking Off A New Year Of Sunsets At Seahurst Park

What’s a photographer to do with a day of expected good weather? Get out and shoot photos of course! And that’s exactly what BTB photog Michael Brunk did on Thursday evening. Taking advantage... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Locals Celebrate The New Year By Flirting With Hypothermia

PHOTOS: Locals Celebrate The New Year By Flirting With Hypothermia

It’s the first of January and you know what that means… the annual Polar Bear Plunge at Three Tree Point! This year's trophy winner, Isaac Chrisman Once again the weather cooperated and... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Welcome To 2012

PHOTOS: Welcome To 2012

Welcome to a bold, new year… if you’re reading this you successfully made the transition with the rest of us. Hope the hangover isn’t too bad! The biggest celebration in town happens... [Read more]