A Seattle native comes home to find a city that’s changed

Jen Swanson left Seattle in 2006, looking for excitement. She returned last year to find a city transformed by change. Here, she enjoys the view from the new Pike Place MarketFront. (Courtney Pedroza/The Seattle Times)
Jen Swanson left Seattle in 2006, looking for excitement. She returned last year to find a city transformed by change. Here, she enjoys the view from the new Pike Place MarketFront. (Courtney Pedroza/The Seattle Times)

Jen Swanson left Seattle in 2006, looking for excitement. After living in New York City, Mumbai and Shanghai, she returned to find a city that is very different.