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Seattle Central Library

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  • Day17

    Seattle,WA

    July 1, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    After a great nights sleep in Seattle (no not the movie) we decided that driving into downtown was our best option and parking there for the day. We concentrated on the pier area as there is always something happening there. The famous Pike Street markets were brilliant with the guys at the fish market throwing fish to each other. There was arts and crafts, fruit and veg and any matter of things. It is a must do in Seattle.

    Given that the hop on hop off bus was so good in San Francisco 4 years ago was so good we all decided that the 40 bucks for a 24 hour pass for a similar bus here would be a good idea. We were sadly let down and the tour was probably the worst that we had seen. Completely un informative and a total waste of money. Trip advisor will get to hear of that one.
    A quick pizza at Subway, yes Subway, before we boarded the ferry to Bainbridge Island. The 30 to 40-minute trip was fantastic, and Bainbridge itself is full of boutique shops and restaurants. The shore line littered with drift wood and beautiful houses. We could have spent a day there and our 2 or 3 hours there passed quickly. Drama struck for me on the return trip. All good after a good night’s sleep but I did not remember much about the afternoon.
    We would love to return and explore the islands and maybe do a tour into Canada. Due to our early arrival in Seattle we made the decision to make the Monday a leisurely day and take the coast road 101 to Astoria, so that is the plan for tomorrow.
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  • Day16

    Seattle, muzeum pop kultury

    August 2, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Gdzie mozna obok siebie zobaczyc kurtke terminatora, siekiere z Lsnienia, kolekcje broni z Man in Black, peleryne Harry Pottera i kadzie wypelnione odcietymi glowami z The Walking Dead? W muzeum pop kultury spedzilismy trzy godziny! Ekspozycje sa tu ulozone tematycznie: sci-fi, horror czy fantasy. Mozna obejrzec wystawe poswiecona grom komputerowym. Hitem sa motywy muzyczne: Nirvana, Jimy Hendrix czy najlepszy Pearl Jam na ktory niestety zabraklo nam juz czasu. Najwieksza frajde daly nam zabawy prawdziwymi instrumentami w kabinach studyjnych.

    . Tematycznie podzielone sale wypelnione byly rekwizytami z roznyc filmow: kurtka terminatora, siekiera z Lsnienia, bronie z Man in Black czy kadzie wypelnione glowami z The Walking Dead. Ekspozycje "horror:,
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  • Day490

    Zurück in die USA

    June 10, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Von Vancouver machen wir uns auf den Weg zurück in die Staaten, Seattle heisst das Ziel. Dieses Mal ist der Grenzbeamte misstrauischer und wirft sicherheitshalber noch einen Blick in den Kühlschrank. Jedoch findet er nichts verdächtiges und wir dürfen passieren... Irgendwie schade, denn hätten die Grenzbeamten das Auto auseinander genommen, hätten sie vielleicht auch Mausis Kollegen entdeckt.😂 Nach einer Nacht auf einer ruhigen Raststätte, mussten wir morgens erst Mal einkaufen gehen. Danach kontaktierten wir die Camper Vermietung wegen diversen Problemen. Nachdem wir nämlich bei der Camperübernahme mehrere Stunden gewartet haben, da die Reifen nicht gut waren, haben sie bei diesem Auto jetzt auch kein Profil mehr.🙈 Naja jedenfalls dürfen wir jetzt zur Werkstatt gehen. Am Nachmittag besuchen wir das Boeingwerk in Everett. Hier steht das volumenmässig grösste Gebäude der Welt. Dort drin werden die Flugzeuge produziert oder besser gesagt zusammengesetzt. Denn die einzelnen Teile kommen aus aller Welt. Wir besichtigen die Produktionsstätte, welche durch die Grösse sehr imposant erscheint (leider durfte man keine Fotos machen). Am nächsten Morgen geht es dann weiter nach Seattle - die Geburtststadt von Starbucks. Wir schauen uns zuerst einmal die Aussicht auf die Stadt von oben an, bevor wir in sie eintauchen. Dann geht es aber gleich zur besagten Kaffeekette, die hier entstanden ist. Unten am Pier steht noch die zweite Filiale, die eröffnet wurde. Wir müssen sie nicht lange suchen, denn es ist einfach dort, wo sich eine riesige Schlange bildet.😄 Naja wir stellen uns auf jeden Fall nicht an (obwohl wir zugeben müssen, dass wir seit wir in den USA sind, noch keine Filiale besucht haben🤭). Auf dem Markt gibt es noch mehr zu entdecken. Hier findet man von Gemüse, über Blumen bis zum frischen Fisch alles. Vor dem Fischstand bleiben wir dann auch stehen, denn jedes Mal, wenn ein Lachs verkauft wird, fliegt dieser zuerst einmal über den Stand und die Männer singen etwas dazu.
    Eine Strasse weiter unten gibt es eine Sehenswürdigkeit der etwas anderen Art. Sie nennt sich Gum Wall und besteht aus tausenden von Kaugummis (natürlich bereits gebrauchte). Etwas ecklig aber durchaus auch irgendwie interessant.
    Vom Markt geht es hinauf in die Stadt, von wo aus wir mit der Monorail Richtung Downtown fahren. Dort gäbe es noch die Nadel, das Wahrzeichen Seattles zu besichtigen. Sie ist jedoch heute bereits um 15.00 Uhr wegen eines Anlasses geschlossen. Also machen wir uns auf den Weg zu unserem Übernachtungsplatz.
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  • Day2

    Seattle [Samstag, 30.07, Tag 1]

    July 31, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    Gestern Abend sind wir noch in Seattle gewesen. Beim Parken kamen uns viele Menschen mit Campingstühlen entgegen. Also haben wir kurzerhand beschlossen, unsere gerade gekauften Campingstühle ebenfalls mitzunehmen. Eine gute Entscheidung! Die ganze Stadt war voller Menschen, die mit ihrem halben Haushalt an der Straße saßen. Wir haben uns dann einfach dazu gestetzt. Dort haben wir erfahren, dass gestern die Torchlight Parade war, bei der alle möglichen Vereine und Unternehmen aus Seattle in bunten, ausgefallenen Kostümen mit lauter Musik durch die Straßen marschiert sind. Es war ein tolles Spektakel!Read more

  • Day32

    Sleepy in Seattle

    July 30, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    After a much needed lie in (no one will ever accuse me of being Sleepless in Seattle) Kate and I ventured to Kerry Park for an elevated city skyline view. Sadly it was slightly obscured by cranes. I would later discover that due to Seattle's rapid development there are at least 17 cranes currently in use across the city. Kate had also hoped that Mt Rainier would be visible but sadly she was hiding. All in all it wasn't quite the view we had hoped for but onwards and upwards. I was on a separate mission from Kerry Park to look for a very special house. Back to my slightly sad film and TV location hunting ways I hiked up the hill in search of Meredith Grey's house. Yes another Grey's Anatomy reference I'm afraid. After finding it and taking lots of sneaky pictures whilst trying to blend in with the neighbourhood I mooched back down the hill to find Lake Union.

    I arrived at Lake Union much earlier than my planned boat tour which would take me past Tom Hank's infamous house boat - my final Ephron stop of the trip. I sat in the park and watched the seaplanes land and take off from Kenmore Air. The more I watched, the more I wanted to play so needless to say I went to enquire. Astounded by the comparable cheapness to the recent helicopter ride I took over the Canyon I bit the girls hand off and looked forward to my seaplane tour around Seattle tomorrow morning. You can take the girl away from flying for 7 weeks but you can't take flying away from the girl!

    Feeling very in the moment I took things a step further that afternoon and opted for a Six Gill Shark Bite cocktail on the boat which contained gin, triple sec, ginger ale and pineapple juice. I don't usually drink in the afternoon so needless to say I was rather tipsy by the time I got off the boat. I'd just had a message from Kate saying she'd found another large soft toy she could not separate from. I told her she could have it so long as I could take home the lamppost I was currently hugging in the Argosy Cruises car park. After convincing her I didn't need rescuing we reunited at the market in search of dinner. We settled for fish and chips at the pier which was an excellent choice.

    From there we took the monorail to the Space Needle. The monorail is a slightly bizarre construct in Seattle. It is a very small stretch running between downtown to the Space Needle and was originally constructed as part of the 1962 World Fair which as it happens was also when the Space Needle opened. It is worth bearing in mind that this coincided with Disney's original presentation of EPCOT which was presented at the very same fair - Disney also being a massive fan of the monorail.

    We learnt from our experience at the Empire State and deliberately booked a a lot on the Space Needle that got us up there just before sunset so we could appreciate the views by day and night. We had free green screen shots taken and giggled at the badly done composite - check out our green hair! You could choose your backdrop so naturally I chose the ferry boat. Sadly it would appear that despite my love of these ferries I would not get to ride on one as quite frankly there weren't going anywhere I had time to go!

    After persuading ourselves that we did not need matching Space Needle hats we ventured back to the piers to admire all the neon signs in the dark - this was Kate's geek time as Seattle by night was the backdrop for her favourite video game. We also browsed in a couple of souvenir shops where Kate had to stop me from buying my own set of Grey's Anatomy scrubs.

    We got back to the house late despairing at the early start we had tomorrow.
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  • Day55

    Seattle public library

    November 7, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    If you ever go to Seattle, stop at the public library!

    You can visit the building, read, use the internet, drink coffee, take pictures, watch people,go to the bathrooms (there is one special one - find out by yourself) and strolling around ... great place and open for everyone !
    That makes It even more special because the homeless are also there, for reading, charging and warming.
    Education for everyone!!! ✌🏻
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  • Day4

    28.06.16: Seattle

    June 29, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Get up and had a delicious breakfast. After we Drove to tmobile Shop and bought a prepaid card. Next stop was the Music Museum where we just went ahead to space needle (seattle center) . On the top of we had a specially view over seattle with the mt. Reneir in the back. Then we jumped into the Monorail to westsidecenter. We went to Pike Market. This was so cool to see all the fresh fishes, vegetables and other food. We bought a few german saugeses for our bbq in the evening. AT least we visited the pier with the big wheel.
    In the night we went out to kerry Park to see the sunset over the skyline of seattle. The view was so awesome.
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  • Day41

    Seattle, Washington

    May 20, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Wir sind gut in Seattle, Washington gelandet. Nun gehts mit dem neuen Camper in Richtung Norden nach Alaska, uns erwarten sicher super Tage. Die Landschaft allein um Seattle herum ist schon toll, am Campground angekommen erwartet uns gleich ein regenwaldähnlicher Wald, welch Unterschied zum Osten der USA. Wir sind gespannt was noch kommen wird.Read more

  • Day8

    Reis missions

    August 30, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Lang dag. Mens moet glo vroeër in-check by die lughawe as wat mens jou bagasie ingee hier. Wat ek nie geweet het nie. Ons is toe letterlik 6 min laat daarvoor omdat ons die huurkar moes teruggee en nie die plek kon kry nie en moet toe ons vlug skuif. Daar is toe net plek vir 1 op die volgende vlug na Victoria. Ons vlieg toe Vancouver toe, net om uit te vind die ferries na Seattle (vanwaar ons vlieg na Alaska) werk nie vandag nie. Ons kry toe gelukkig 'n vlug van Victoria na Seattle, maar arme Betsie het al ons goed by die huis gelaai en ons opgetel by die Vancouver ferry en direk lughawe toe gevat, waar ons vinnig ons goed moes oorpak en in-check. Ons het met 'n klein vliegtuigie gevlieg Seattle toe, maar dis baie oulik en ek hou meer van dit. Van Seattle af het ons toe gevlieg na Anchorage waar ons 'n regte geel taxi gery het tot by ons verblyf. Ek sit 'n paar bonus foto's op van Banff, want vandag was net reis.Read more

  • Day99

    Seattle, Washington

    September 2, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    We got to Seattle and found a friend! We picked Sarah up from the airport on the 31st, and she was able to stay with us until the 10th! I'm already bad at remembering to take pictures, and I'm sorry to say that I slacked off even more in the presence of an actual photographer. So, some of these pictures were stolen from Sarah!

    We really made our time in Seattle count! Along with doing a bunch of work, we did an underground tour, the EMP museum, a harbour tour, the aquarium, a Pikes Market food tour, the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, and the Space Needle. They were all great, but the standout was definitely the Pikes Market Food Tour. If you go to Seattle, you've just got to do that tour. The food was incredible, the tour guides are hilarious and informative, and you got to see the market in a cool way. Plus, getting food immediately while others are waiting in line for hours? That's not a bad gig!
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