Sightseeing in Seattle

Date: 16/06
City: Seattle, USA
Kilometres ridden: 0
Cumulative kilometre: 46709
Street: City roads
Weather: Sunny, warm

Today we went sightseeing with Tad and Gaila. First we had a look at the buzzing Pike Place Market, is one of the oldest continually operated public farmers’ markets in the United States.

There we could see the guys throwing fish, which is quite unique. If somebody purchases a fish from the outside of the stall, a guy throws the fish to the cashier who wraps it up. If you look hard, there is a big fish mid-air in this picture:

On our way back we saw the first Starbucks shop, but the queues were too long so we gave that a miss.

We saw an artist who was playing a guitar and balancing another guitar on his chin. To top it up, he was twirling a hula hoop at the same time. How is that for coordination?

On our way to the space needle we found some water features. Sigrid and Gaila couldn’t resist.

Well at least at this water feature, the next one was different kettle of fish. We decided that the day was not hot enough and we didn’t have our bathers with us, so we posed instead.

Next stop was the Space Needle

We took an elevator to the visitor deck and took some pictures from there. The day was a bit cloudy but the view was still great.

Right beside the Space Needle was a Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition. Mackenzie and Adam – another motorcycle couple from Tasmania – were raving about this exhibition, so we decided to have a look at it. Below are some pictures from this incredible exhibition – all the items made out of glass.

Below are some pictures of a ceiling.

And then there is the glass house

and the outside garden with glass sculptures and flowers.

Next we met with Tad and Gaila in the EMP building (in this case, EMP stands for Experience Music Project 😀). The form inside and outside was so unique that I wondered how somebody can come up with something like it. It turned out, that the architect designed the building by slicing electric guitars and using them as building blocks.

From here we went to the IMAX cinema to watch Superman in 3D. The seats are so big that you feel really small.

Everybody got some of these glasses to protect your eyes from debris flying around in the 3D movie 😉

The movie was nice, we got lots more information why Krypton exploded and why superman lost his parents.. you see, cinema has educational value 😀.
On our way back we passed the Space Needle again, this time at night.

What an amazing day.

1 comment

  1. Gratuliere! Ihr habt den nördlichsten Punkt erreicht. Und seid jetzt schon wieder auf dem Weg in den Süden. Da ist das Wetter sicher auch angenehmer als in Prudhoe Bay. Liebe Grüße von ria

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