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Touring Seattle from Underground. | Captain and Clark photo source. Not many people know that the city of Seattle is actually built upon… an old city of Seattle.  Sure, you’ve heard about the Great Chicago fire but did you know that Seattle also experienced a fire that brought down 30 city blocks?  The 1889 fire rendered old Seattle city what it is today- ...
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Touring Seattle from Underground.

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Not many people know that the city of Seattle is actually built upon… an old city of Seattle.  Sure, you’ve heard about the Great Chicago fire but did you know that Seattle also experienced a fire that brought down 30 city blocks?  The 1889 fire rendered old Seattle city what it is today- buried underneath the soil of the emerald city.  We’ve known about the Underground Seattle tour for a while now, but it wasn’t until last week that we were able to see it for ourselves.  Check out the video below to learn all about the Seattle that once was, complete with corruption, sex, deceit… and plumbing problems.

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  1. mark
    January 10, 2012 at 7:42 am - Reply

    Really good piece I have been in Washington since 1996 and have never seen the underground Seattle, Have to go there sometime in the future.

  2. Dayna
    January 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    I have to say I am SO PLEASED with all the incredible posts coming out about Seattle this week! I’m not definitively ‘from’ anywhere, but I spent a good portion of my life there, and the Underground is an awesome thing to do. Even though it’s touristy, I feel like it’s so worth it… my friends and I went for fun a few times. Great video with tons of history, thanks for sharing!

    • Captain & Clark
      January 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm - Reply

      We’re glad you liked it! It is one of the most touristy things we’ve ever done but we really enjoyed it and learned so much! Seattle truly is a beautiful city. When will you visit the Emerald City again?

  3. Glenn Dixon
    January 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    So basically I love your video. It’s pretty much how I wanted my blog to be, lots of posts with video interspersed. It’s not though. So I kinda hate you. LOL

    Seriously, well done video there! We loved the underground when we were there in September.

    • Captain & Clark
      January 10, 2012 at 9:04 pm - Reply

      Awww thanks for the compliment, I think. 🙂 It’s not too late to incorporate video into your site! Glad you liked the video and sad we missed you guys when you were here! Let us know the next time you’re in Seattle.

  4. Gerard ~ GQ trippin
    January 11, 2012 at 1:03 am - Reply

    Superb work you guys. My hands would be way too shaky for any decent quality video! Hopefully we’ll get some videos going along the trip. Bandwidth is hard to come by on the road.

    • Captain & Clark
      January 11, 2012 at 10:48 am - Reply

      Thanks G! It was a fun video to make. We’d love to see video from your big trip. You two have done and experienced so much already!

  5. Mike's Road Trip
    January 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    I have wanted to do that damn tour so many times I can’t even count now. For some reason it just hasn’t happened. Great vid…as usual! I did put one together on the Pike Place… http://www.MikesRoadTrip.com/pike-place


  6. cailin
    January 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    I am in LOVE with that first shot that goes from street level into underground! So awesome!
    You guys are wicked 🙂

    • Captain & Clark
      January 14, 2012 at 7:40 pm - Reply

      You have no idea how happy we are that you noticed that! We were so excited when we put it together but didn’t think anyone would even give it a second look. Thank God for film producing friends! 🙂

  7. Mike's Road Trip
    January 14, 2012 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    I agree with Cailin…I too loved that shot and actually meant to make mention of it and forgot. I also liked the grainy or old film filter look when you do that pan of the building…it goes from new to old for a second. That was really cool too. Very nice work!

    • Captain & Clark
      January 14, 2012 at 8:59 pm - Reply

      Thanks Mike! We’ve been working on making our shots more interesting. It’s always great to hear feedback from fellow travel videographers that we look up to! We’d love to meet up whenever you get back to the Seattle area!

  8. Mike's Road Trip
    January 15, 2012 at 6:23 am - Reply

    Would love to meet up next time I’m in Seattle. My Dad has a condo on Alki Beach that is rarely used, so that’s where I’m hanging out when I’m up in the area. I also have a cousin in Renton. What part are you guys in? I’m hoping to meet Steve Miller, aka QI Ranger up there in July for a collaborative video project. Will you two be at TBEX this year in Colorado?

    • Captain & Clark
      January 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm - Reply

      Awesome! We’re currently in Bremerton but also have family in Tacoma, Spokane and the Tri-Cities. We love to have a meet up with you and Steve. We’re still debating on whether we’ll be in the country for TBEX but if we are, we’d really like to go.

  9. Michelle
    January 15, 2012 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Wow that was absolutely fascinating. I knew about the underground part but that’s about it, have never seen any of that and we’re the neighbors to the north in Vancouver 🙂 Will have to consider checking it out next time we’re down south which is often. Thanks for sharing came by the stumble upon hop and have stumbled and +1 🙂

  10. Christine
    January 21, 2012 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    What an amazing blog you have! I am really impressed! I would love to see more about the underground old Seattle–how cool! Thanks for linking up at the Super Sunday Stumble last week. I’ve +1-ed and stumbled your post! Hope to see you at the hop again this week! -Christine

  11. Ania
    January 22, 2012 at 11:04 am - Reply

    I found your blog through almostfearless.com. Really great stories, photos, and videos!

    • Captain & Clark
      January 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! We were thrilled to have made the Almost Fearless list. We hope you keep coming back. We’ve got some big things planned 🙂

  12. Matthew Hutchins
    June 22, 2012 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Quite interesting, though I didn’t like the video automatically starting, tad annoying.

    • Captain & Clark
      June 22, 2012 at 6:40 pm - Reply

      Ah yes, we agree with you. We don’t know why the video automatically starts but we’re looking into fixing it now. Thanks for the heads up.

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