Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Rotating High Above The Emerald City

Yesterday, Ed and I spent the day in Seattle and we went to the Space Needle for the first time.  We've both been to Seattle before - I even worked there one summer in the mid-nineties! - but neither of us had ever been up to the top of the Space Needle.  

We can now cross that off our list of things to do.  

The Space Needle was built for the 1962 World's Fair - The Century 21 Exposition.  The theme of the fair that year was "The Age of Space".  At 605 feet tall, it's not the tallest building in the city but it is the most iconic.  It's one of the most photographed structures in the world.  
From the top, you have a 360-degree view of the city and surrounding area.  In the photo below you can see the city to the south and Mount Rainier in the distance.  There's even a glass rotating floor that you can look through to see the area directly beneath the tower.
We had beautiful weather and enjoyed our short visit to this beautiful city.  Looking forward to the next time!

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2020: Sorry, no post for this day.
2019: Sorry, no post for this day.
2018: It's A Slow Day, Norm
2017: Pizza On The Q
2016: DQ Cat 
2013: Stop. Look. Read.
2012: You Won’t Miss Me Coming On This Bike
2007: Lure Me In
2005: U-Ta-Dah!!