When I first flew into Seattle…
it was a beautiful sunny day. I just arrived as the sun was setting over the Cascade Mountains, illuminating the sky in warm, comforting color. With prayers the next day would be radiant and rain free, to my delight the day had cheerfully warm weather, perfect for a tourist to see the city. This is a city you come to regardless of the weather because it really is one not to miss.
Of course, one place I wanted to see was what every tourist to Seattle sees – The Seattle Center. It is 74 acres of visual overload, wild color, exceptionally odd art and noteworthy architecture like nowhere else.
The Space Needle sees to that! A marvelously tall feat of engineering, it is one of the best places to have an overview of the city. Each image needs a view in the galleries, all worth the click to see slide-show style. We got to Seattle Center by taking the futuristic monorail’s one mile long ride.
Although I did not tour the many museums being on limited time before travel to Maui, they really were beckoning me into their dazzling interiors, especially the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum. I did not pay to get into the Chihuly Museum complex, so all the images are from outside the museum unfortunately, but they still are beautiful in my opinion. I am sure I would have had a more complete view of the art and structure. If we would have visited at night when they light it up, that would have been spectacular.
The other building I wanted to see was the Frank Gehry EMP Museum celebrating music from the area. The building sits prominently in Seattle Center like a giant reflective metal sculpture. Like all Gehry buildings, it really calls attention to itself in such an architecturally flamboyant way. I will let you marvel at the beauty here as you take your time clicking through the galleries.
Do you too want to visit Seattle now? About that rain…after my city trip… it rained and rained, and we then flew off to sunny Maui. On Nature and Wildlife Pics, the bird count gone awry.