Weekend in Seattle

The other day I flew out to Seattle for some meetings at Amazon and managed to tack on a day after the meetings to explore the town.  I hadn’t been to Seattle since I was in high school, and I’d forgotten what a cool place it is.  The first day, when I was in meetings, was gorgeous — sunny and warm — and the next day, when I was wandering around, was typically cold and rainy.  But I embraced the weather with what I assumed to be Northwestern equanimity and had a great time.
The view from my hotel room
At the top of the hill, in Volunteer Park
The very cool Seattle Public Library
(designed by Koolhaas)
The Seattle waterfront
Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park
Space Needle
Brunch at Tilikum Place Cafe
(brioche French toast with plum compote and sorghum whipped cream,
with a side of bacon and fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice)
The Chihuly glass museum
boats with blown-glass balls
this sea-themed tower of blown-glass was probably 20 feet tall
The Frank Gehry-designed EMI Museum
(in which is also housed the Sci-Fi Museum)
“As you wish!”
The Princess Bride’s wedding dress
and Westley’s Dread Pirate Roberts costume
A dalek from the original Doctor Who series
Seattle’s monorail connects the Space Needle complex to downtown;
a convenient way to get back to the hotel.

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