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PHOTOS: Large container ships cruise past the shores of Burien

PHOTOS: Large container ships cruise past the shores of Burien

Resident Elston Hill recently photographed two large container ships cruising past the shores of Burien, which he shared with us (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): OOCL Seoul built in 2010... [Read more]

PHOTO: Smoke from Washington forest fires nearly obscures the sun

PHOTO: Smoke from Washington forest fires nearly obscures the sun

Reader Elston Hill is sharing another great photo of a near-sunset taken from Burien, of which he says: On Saturday, UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass wrote that the air in Portland, OR was more polluted than... [Read more]

PHOTO: Morning sun illuminates Mt. Rainier for start of another beautiful day

PHOTO: Morning sun illuminates Mt. Rainier for start of another beautiful day

Reader Ray Hamlyn sent us this great photo of Mt. Rainier, taken from Burien’s Three Tree Point at around 6 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7. “The morning sun begins illuminating Mt Rainier, signaling... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Amazing red sunsets continue due to forest fires

PHOTOS: Amazing red sunsets continue due to forest fires

Resident Elston Hill took these great sunset photos from Burien on both Saturday (Aug. 1) and Sunday night (Aug. 2). The red sky is caused from a fire on the west side of the Olympic mountains (click... [Read more]

PHOTO: Canadian Coast Guard Ship W. E. Ricker cruises past Three Tree Point

PHOTO: Canadian Coast Guard Ship W. E. Ricker cruises past Three Tree Point

It’s not every day that you see the Canadian Coast Guard cruising off the coast of Burien, but around 8 a.m. Thursday morning (July 9) BTB Contributor Elston Hill captured this image of the ship... [Read more]

PHOTO: 102-year old schooner ‘Adventuress’ sails past Three Tree Point

PHOTO: 102-year old schooner ‘Adventuress’ sails past Three Tree Point

Dory Hamlyn sent us this photo, showing the 102-year old schooner ‘Adventuress’ as she rounded Three Tree Point and headed south on Friday, April 24: Here’s more info about this schooner,... [Read more]

PHOTO: Amazing red Sunset – due to Siberian forest fires – as seen from Burien

PHOTO: Amazing red Sunset – due to Siberian forest fires – as seen from Burien

On Saturday night (April 18), BTB Contributor Elston Hill took this amazing photo of the sunset (click image to see larger version): “I could not figure out why the sun was so red,” he said.... [Read more]

PHOTO: Travel to the top of Mt. Rainier through photo from Burien Town Square

PHOTO: Travel to the top of Mt. Rainier through photo from Burien Town Square

BTB Contributor Guy Harper sent us this great photo of Mt. Rainier, taken during sunset Saturday night, March 7, of which he said: “I’ve never been to the top of Mt Rainier, but now I feel as... [Read more]

Burien Police Department seeking public’s help identifying theft suspects

Burien Police Department seeking public’s help identifying theft suspects

The Burien Police Department on Wednesday (Jan. 21) released the following photo, asking for the public’s help identifying these two theft suspects (click image to see larger version): “Can... [Read more]

PHOTO: A Thanksgiving rainbow

PHOTO: A Thanksgiving rainbow

BTB Reader Chris Rimple sent us this great photo, taken Thanksgiving morning from Burien of a rainbow passing by Blake Island (click image to see larger version):  Read More →

PHOTO: Fishing Boats off Vashon Island

PHOTO: Fishing Boats off Vashon Island

BTB Reader Elston Hill sent us this nice telephoto pic taken from Burien Tuesday morning (Nov. 11), of which he says: “This morning there are three fishing boats off Vashon Island across from Three... [Read more]

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]