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Seattle Mon Amour

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"I liked absolutely everything about Seattle," wrote Bernard-Henri Levi as he traversed the United States for The Atlantic in 2005. "I loved that feeling of wide-openness on the Sound, the current of brisk air that touches you despite the summer heat. I loved Seattle's delicate, sun-speckled docks. I loved the air of freedom, of nonconformism."

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