WARNING: PHOTO-HEAVY POST!!
These are all pics from our visit to the Seattle Space Needle and the Seattle Center.
The Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum (that oddly-shaped building in front of us) stands a few feet away from the Space Needle.
A little history: The Seattle Space Needle was designed by artist Edward E. Carlson in 1959, and built as the dominant central structure for the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962. It stands 605-ft. tall and cost $4.5 million to build.
According to our elevator guide (I’m not kidding), it takes 41 seconds to reach the top of the needle, at a speed of 10mph.
The Sky City Restaurant atop the Space Needle offers panoramic views of Seattle, the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, and Elliott Bay.
The rectangular-domed structure at the bottom left of this picture is the Key Arena, where the Sonics used to play before moving to Oklahoma City.
I love that you can see the mountains in the back of this pic.
This is probably my favorite.
Fanless got artsy with my camera.
The restaurant’s drink menu featured locally brewed beers and wines from Washington vineyards only. It was a pretty extensive list!
Here, Fanless samples one of the local beers.
Downtown Seattle (not all that different from downtown Miami, actually).
After lunch, we went up one level to the observation deck. Don’t let the smiles fool you; it was “f-word-ing” COLD up there!!
When in Rome…
We left the Space Needle and went across the street to the Seattle Center, where they had a large-size Christmas village on display.
“The Boy and the Plastic Bubble” (See the face? That’s the “Oh God, more pictures??” face.)
I took this one as we were leaving the Seattle Center.
Tomorrow will be the last Washington post.
Peace out, yo!!