Monday, September 24, 2012

Seattle Centre

Went to Seattle Centre today, just a ten minute drive away.  The site of the 1962 World's Fair, it now houses a lovely collection of museums, theatres, etc.  We parked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Centre and walked through the sidewalk art displays.  After a visit to the REM (?) which contains a science centre, Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix displays, we walked over to the Space Needle for the obligatory visit.  At 550 feet, it offers sweeping views of the city and Puget Sound.    Too hazy to see the mountains today.  The rotating restaurant still requires reservations though, even for lunch.   From there we strolled to the King Tut display of fabulous Egyptian artifacts (no golden mask, alas) and on to one of two IMAX Theatres to see a wonderful film about Egypt.  IMAX do love their 30-inch woofers!

Space Needle

Guitar tree homage to Jimi Hendrix

Egyptian alabaster sculpture

Hyper-modern Science Centre

By sea to Victoria tomorrow.

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