FC: Seattle, Washington | March 11-14, 2011
1: Me with the Fremont Troll.
2: The first night I was there, I went to the Space Needle and tried to watch the sunset (it was too cloudy to see the actual sunset, but still gorgeous)
3: Before the concert Saturday, I went to Pike Place Market. | I got some delicious snacks and accidentally dyed my shoes blue!
4: I also ran into the St. Patrick's Day parade (almost literally!) It was really fun with bagpipes, about 20 Deloreans, bands, Irish dancers, etc. Then I ran into some bagpipers getting Starbucks after the parade!
5: Saturday night was the actual concert, of which I took some really terrible photos!
6: Sunday I went to Fremont, which is known as the artsy, funky neighborhood of the Seattle area. | A sculpture the neighborhood likes to dress up. | "Center of the Universe" directional marker. | Gate to sculpture museum and History House. | It did not disappoint. I did my best souvenir shopping at the Fremont Sunday Market.
10: Monday started with the Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum. The building was designed by Frank Gehry, and was the most amazing building I've ever seen. My pictures don't nearly do it justice.
12: Huge guitar cyclone!
13: There was a great display showing the development of guitars, specifically of the electric variety.
14: The Jimi Hendrix: An Evolution of Sound exhibit was a great peek into his development as an artist. | A picture he drew of Elvis as a child. | Some of the pedals he used when playing. | A learning station, showing how his recordings were mixed. | Guitars he smashed during shows.
15: A learning station about pedals, how and why to use them. Pretty fun. | A more in-depth lesson on mixing. | I learned how to scratch! | The red dress from Battlestar Galactica.
16: Next up was the Pacific Science Center. It's very kid-oriented, but I saw a 3-D Imax film about waves and Tahiti, and the tropical butterfly house was beautiful!
17: Dinosaur sculptures! | Blurry Axolotl!
19: The Seattle Aquarium was neat. Much smaller than the one in Atlanta, but with a decidedly local theme (it's located on a pier and has an underwater dome!)
21: The octopus would not come out to say hi to me. They even fed it, but it stayed hidden. | The underwater dome. It was closed off, bust was still inside the fishes' natural habitat. Very cool.
22: Zig Zag Cafe is THE place to get a drink in Seattle, or anywhere else for that matter. | Iowa on the fire hydrant?! | Views from the Light Link train between the airport and Seattle itself. Upper is Mt. Ranier, lower is my first sight of downtown | The "first" Starbucks. Not really, but they closed the first one when they opened this one. This is where it all started.