Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

SEATTLE

Seattle.  What an attractive and beautiful city.  It was lovely and sunny.  I was staying in the Queen Anne district which is northwest of the city and only about a block from the Space Needle.  The Queen Anne district was very pleasant area to stay in and explore. Lots of good things about this city – aesthetically pleasing to the eye, great attractions to see, free wi-fi in public places etc.  The area around the Space Needle has plenty to offer and I went to the Experience Music Project on the first day.  However, I was a little underwhelmed by the music museum.  It was one of the main reasons I went to Seattle.  I think I just wanted it to be bigger and more of it.  What they had there was good but I went through it and wondered if there was any more to see.  Today the Experience Music Project is called the Museum of Pop Culture.  The name change occurred in 2016.  They have had dozens of exhibitions, 17 of which have toured internationally.  I did love the guitar sculpture which dominates the foyer.  The distinctive building was created by famous architect Frank Gehry.

The Pop Culture Museum
The Pop Culture Museum. Architecture by Frank Gehry. 

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I love Seattle!

Seattle at night
Seattle at night

What an attractive and beautiful city.  It was lovely and sunny.  I was staying inthe Queen Anne district which is on the north side of the city and only about a block from the Space Needle.  Lots of good things about this city – aesthetically pleasing to the eye, great attractions to see, free wi-fi in public places

Pike Place Market, Seattle
Pike Place Market, Seattle

etc.  The area around near the Space Needle has plenty to offer and I went to the Experience Music Project on the first day.  However, I was a little underwhelmed by the music museum.  It was one of the main reasons I went to Seattle.  I think I just wanted it to be bigger and more of it.  What they had there was good but I went through it and wondered if there was any more to see.

One of the highlights of my stay in Seattle was dinner at the top of the Space Needle.  I was able to walk there and home again in the evening without feeling any danger.  The view from the top at night was spectacular.  One of the best views I have ever seen.  The restaurant revolves and takes about an hour to do a full revolution.

Fish sellers, Pike Place Market, Seattle
Fish sellers, Pike Place Market, Seattle

Another gem of Seattle is Pike Place Market – you can spend quite a few hours there.  It is down beside the water and a really pleasant way to spend a few hours.  Oh by the way the first Starbucks is here.  I took a tour of Seattle to get a feel for the place and this was really good too.  I got to see the Troll under the bridge, Frasiers apartment building from the show, great views of the city skyline and a place where fish go through a lock.  Also worth doing was the ferry ride over to one of the islands.  I only had to pay one way and I think it was around $5-6.

The first Starbucks was in Seattle
The first Starbucks was in Seattle
Fresh vegetables at Pike Place Market
Fresh vegetables at Pike Place Market