Sunday, 3 February 2013

Train Trip 2013 - Seattle

Highlights of our time in Seattle . . . walking, walking, walking! Along the waterfront; visiting the Sculpture Park and the Experience Music Project; wine & cheese tasting at DeLaurenti; Patagonia, Mountain Hardware and North Face stores!

Eye sculptures at the Sculpture Park (bench seating on the opposite side of each eye)
Any guesses why we didn't go up the Space Needle?
One of the most interesting things about the Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum is the building itself. Designed by the famous architect Frank O. Gehry, "EMP's exterior conveys all the energy and fluidity of music. Three-thousand panels, made up of 21 thousand individually cut and shaped stainless steel and painted aluminum shingles, encase the outside of the building. Their individual finishes respond to different light conditions and appear to change when viewed from different angles, reminding audiences that music and culture is constantly evolving."
A close-up shot of the exterior of the EMP building.
Here's some better photos of the building from Andrew.

While in Seattle we stayed at the Inn at the Market. Finally! A hotel that got it right with the reading-in-bed lights!

This bag is from one of the fruit stands at Pike Place Market. Funny!

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