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Pioneer Square

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  • Day82


    June 25, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Dit is al de laatste plaats die ik samen met Douwe bezoek, voordat hij naar huis gaat 😞 We hebben een toptijd gehad de afgelopen weken!

    Pike place market in Seattle was erg leuk om te zien. En ontzettend toeristisch 😄 Dat is waar de visboeren de vis over de toonbanken gooien en ook waar de 1e Starbucks zit. Hoewel ze (volgens mij) geen andere dingen verkopen dan het filiaal om de hoek, stond er toch een megalange rij voor 'the original'.

    We hebben ook genoten van live muziek in een pub, van snuffelen in een antiekzaak en van het uitzicht vanuit het hoogste gebouw. En toevallig was er weer gay parade, die we een paar dagen terug ook al in Portland hebben gezien. Toch maar weer even kijken--vooral naar alle kleurrijke outfits die voorbij komen 😎🌈
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  • Day1

    Storyville Coffee

    December 15, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

    1001 1st Ave Seattle, WA 98104

    Pit stop for some hot tea! This was not a planned destination, but we were happy with the service and selection.

    Must try: Apparently they have fresh fruit we missed out on!

    Price: $
    Food Quality: 4.5 Stars
    Service Quality: 4 Stars
    Dog Friendly: 0

  • Day212

    Underground tour in Seattle

    February 7, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    This is a really summarised history:

    So apparently back in the olden days, the city was built on lower ground, and a lot of bad things happened (raw sewerage washing back up with the tide, people literally sinking and disappearing/drowning in the muddy streets for example), and one day some guy was boiling glue, which at the time was made from animal fat etc and it caught fire so he tried to put it out with a bucket of water, and these days we all know that's a big no-no for grease fires, and I forget the order but I think the business upstairs stored paint and the place next door on one side had barrels of whiskey while the other side had cases of TNT, and all the buildings were made of wood... you can see where this is going.

    Anyhow the whole city burnt down and there was explosions and all sorts of catastrophe (later a lynch mob went after the guy but he fled to New York) - but no one died!

    So when they decided to rebuild, they figured the should raise the street level to solve the sewerage-backwash and people-drowning-in-the-muddy-streets issues etc, and decree that all new buildings were to be made of brick and/or stone. Which was a good idea except that it was going to take years, and local businesses couldn't wait that long, so they started building buildings anyway, and even made the second story so that it would later be converted to street level once all the streets were raised (with retaining walls, backfilled with dirt from the surrounding hills).

    And while that was going on, in order for people to cross the street, you had to climb a ladder up to the street, cross the street, then climb a ladder back down to the original street level. I don't know how they put up with it for so long, but lots of people and animals and carts fell off the edge and got hurt and died etc. It was the worst.

    Eventually they paved over the original street level to make a new street level, and continued to use the new underground parts for various things: alternate entrances to businesses, storage, illicit activities, even a 24-hour gold deposit vault (because of the gold rush times), until it was all condemned because of the plague, and then all of the above again after it was un-condemned when the plague when away...

    And thus, we have the underground, which is not really underground because it's not *actually* under the ground, but you get what I mean.

    These days, some modern places still use their underground e.g. the toy store uses it as an entrance and also where the skylights are (glass blocks in the footpath to let in light) is where their games and puzzle area is, other places converted theirs to hipster bars etc, while others just use it as storage, or just ignore it completely - it's actually up to the owners of the buildings what they want to do with that space.

    Really cool huh.
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  • Day1

    Seattle 19-29august.

    August 30, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 63 °F

    We went to Seattle for five days, stayed at the vintage park hotel in a lovely quiet room on the tenth floor.we had fun exploring Seattle on the Sunday, tasting some hideous breakfast that got sent back at the space pinnacle, and wandering down to near pike market for a much better version of events at a little French place that did a fab brunch. Then supper at macmillans.
    On Monday paul was working and after watching the underwhelming eclipse he went to the conference and I met up with Carole's friend Patty, who took me to show me the Seattle skyline, the docks and her house plus a little Swedish dock area where I bought a board for cooking fish.
    On Tuesday we had a wander around again and paul had to work in the afternoon and I did a bit of light shopping.
    Wednesday we had a cruise around Seattle harbour and later ate in the Brooklyn.
    We had another wander round pike market and enjoyed a local brewery.
    On Thursday picked up our car and headed off to port Townsend.
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  • Day1

    Pioneer Sq, Seattle, WA

    July 23, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    This area of Seattle is beautiful with an old world charm. It doesn't feel like you are right by the stadiums. Street parking is at a premium but there are many parking lots. We had a great lunch at Delicatus "A Seattle Delicatessen". We had the BLT which was awesome and cup of oyster chowder which was good but I still prefer calm chowder.Read more

  • Day10

    Back to Seattle, WA

    June 22, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    The cruise ship returned to Seattle very early in the morning. We hired an Uber driver to take us around town. We went to Snoqualmie Falls, Olympic Sculpture Park, and Urban Legends. The day ended meeting one of Lee’s high school friends at a restaurant at Pikes Place.

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