After going through my photos, I realized that I forgot to talk about one of the most famous landmarks in Washington…the Space Needle! My sister and I decided not to go up this time around but if you are visiting, make sure you buy tickets to go up to the observation deck. From above, you will have a 360 degree view of Seattle! The observation floor contains interactive learning where you can learn about the history of Seattle.[Side note: In Dallas, there is also a similar building called the Reunion Tower where you will also be given a 360 degree view, while enjoying a nice dinner!].
The Chihuly Glass and Sculpture exhibit is also currently being displayed at the Seattle Center. When I was in college, I volunteered for this exhibit in Dallas a couple of times and I did not realize I only saw a portion of Mr. Chihuly’s creations. Since Mr. Chihuly is from Seattle, the exhibit here was more abundant than the one I saw in Dallas. My favorite has always been the boat but after seeing all his other exhibits, I just fell in love with it all! The Persian Ceiling caught my attention especially. After walking through darker rooms, you encounter this hallway that has so many colors radiating off the walls. Then you look up and all you see is colorful glass on the ceiling! If you are interested in checking out what this exhibit has to offer, just click the link that I have provided!
A hidden gem that most people might not know about when they go to Seattle is the Fremont Troll that is hiding under the George Washing Memorial Bridge. This sculpture was made in reference to tale of the Three Billy Goats Gruff and is a quirky place to visit. The first time I drove past this area to get coffee, I did not realize the troll was right up the hill. When I actually went to look for this troll, it surprised me that it was literally right by the coffee shop I stopped at. If you want information regarding this quirky landmark, check out the link I have provided above!
Tune in next time for my kooky exploration through Snoqualmie Falls and Olympic National Park!