Archive for September 5th, 2006

Another Great Day in Seattle

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

Typepad has just turned me in to a cussin’ Grandma. i was almost finished with my post with lots of photos and it stopped working and I lost the whole dang thing. Anyway, as I was saying, Seattle was full of visual treats for me and my camera. I love the architecture and the juxtaposition of stuff that I saw. We parked our car when we arrive and didn’t see it again until we left on Monday, so we did a lot of walking.

We started the morning at the Lola Cafe, in the hotel where I had my favorite breakfast – granola, Greek yogurt and fresh berries:

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I loved the light fixtures:

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Our first destination was the Seattle Center. once the location of a World’s Fair and the home of the Space Needle, our destination. On the way, we saw this building with a glass-like exterior. I loved how the older building across the street and the space needle were reflected on its exterior.

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Once at the Seattle Center we were met with a huge line of people. We realized that this was for Bumbershoot, Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival. The line for the Space Needle was much shorter. It was fun to take the glass elevator to the top.

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After our Space Needle adventure, we headed for the waterfront where we saw more interesting sights. Oh, there is the space needle again!

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Our next destination was Pioneer Square where we saw more great architecture.

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And this mural:

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We walked back to the hotel and stopped and did some shopping along the way.

My feet were really hurting and I was very thirsty so I sat in my comfy bed, drank water and worked on my quilt:

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The concierge made reservations for us at Maximilien’s at the Market, a romantic French restaurant. We sat on the deck with beautiful views of the bay and watched the sun set. We shared a fabulous flourless chocolate cake with homemade ice cream.

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It was a great day. On the way out of town on Monday morning, I got this shot of another building, reflecting another:

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On the way home, we stopped at the Glass Museum in Tacoma. What a visual treat. Pictures tomorrow. (I am crossing my fingers and saving this.)