Friday, June 21, 2013

day 4: goodbye seattle

Goodbye to the pink elephant car wash sign, our "turn here" indicator to find the hotel

and the space needle that served as true North for our walking compass and Tilikam Place and Just Crepes.

We're ready to begin the next chapter.

Off to Alaska!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

day 3: outside emp

could have been fabric

Unfortunately, I was not able to find the attribution for this site specific sculpture.  Does anyone know the artist? 

Monday, June 17, 2013

day 3: on the wall

We stopped for sandwiches at Cherry Street Coffee House (at 5th and Denny). I noticed the zipped opening first (I've been zipper focused for some time now) exposing a beautiful landscape spilling out and onto the floor.  As I got closer, the contemporary interpretation and use of traditional "U" and "S" shapes thrilled me.  

Saturday, June 15, 2013

day 3: inside emp

Icons of Science Fiction; Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses; Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic; Can't Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film; and Hear My Train a Commin': Hendrix Hits London.  Wow.

my favorite

Sunday, June 9, 2013

day 3: emp

Seattle's EMP Museum is dedicated to the history and exploration of popular music, science fiction and pop culture. It was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2000. The 140,000 square foot building was designed by Frank O. Gehry.  More sculpture than architecture, to my eyes, every few steps presented a new view.  I photographed this building again and again.

day 2: tourists

A monorail ride and short walk (down, down, down) brought us to Pikes Market, a multi block, multi level shopping area.  From flying fish to fresh flowers, we shopped our way to the lowest level to street again to find more stairways (down, down) to the riverfront.

sunny day in Seattle for exploring 

Beautiful Seattle skyline on a sunny day, crab pot lunch, antiques, aquarium and more shopping.