The weekend after Ali and I got married, we went to Seattle. We were headed to TBEX, but spent a few days in Seattle before and after the conference. Ali has a friend that lives there and it was tons cheaper than flying direct to Vancouver. I really liked Seattle. I think if we ever headed back to the US, we would look there first. I love finding little odd things in cities while I travel. This city definitely didn’t let me down. Here is a selection.
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January 5, 2012 @ 6:00 am
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December 24, 2011 @ 8:44 am
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November 30, 2011 @ 11:41 pm
This post made my heart go *thump* *thump*
I lived in Seattle for almost five years and really loved it. If I ever return to the States, that’s where I’d go. 😀 Did you manage to meet the giant troll under the Aurora Bridge?
December 1, 2011 @ 11:14 pm
Yeah, I think Seattle would be our first look too if we had to. Nope, I saw no trolls. I did hear about him though. I have another pile of Pike’s Market pictures to put up in a few weeks.
November 16, 2011 @ 2:09 am
Great post! Seattle is one of my favorite cities in the US. I was just there in September and really enjoyed exploring some of the lesser known areas with my relatives there!
November 15, 2011 @ 10:34 pm
Yay, glad you enjoyed my hometown!
I always thought that the Hammering Man statue was unique to Seattle until I saw one in Frankfurt last month — apparently, they’re all over the place: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammering_Man
I saw the Döner Kebab place last time I was home for a visit in March, when it was still brand new and causing a bit of a stir. I guess Seattleites weren’t too sure what to make of a restaurant named after Berlin with Turkish street food, and owned by a Vietnamese American. Still, I’m glad to see it’s still alive and kicking!
November 16, 2011 @ 12:30 am
Yeah, Seattle was pretty cool.
Ah the Doner place is owned by a vietnamese american guy? Coolio, I so want to try it more now. I too am glad it is still there. Hope he does well.
November 15, 2011 @ 4:12 pm
Theresa already said it but the the music thing is the Experience Music Project and the shot you took of Seattle was from the hill atop Queen Anne. It’s a great city! I just experienced a COMPLETELY different side of it a week ago when I was there at the University of Washington. Like you, I spent a few days in Seattle but it’s a city that you can continue to explore.
November 15, 2011 @ 8:46 pm
One of Ali’s best friends lives there, so we got a custom driving tour through town including the hill. Even the left town sign was us trying to find a way OFF the hill. I like the oddities, but it was a neat city even away from them. Where is the UW?
November 15, 2011 @ 1:32 am
How fun! Seattle is one of the places in the US I’d love to visit before (if and when) we leave. And it even has a German Doener shop? Now I MUST go 🙂 Since it’s so far north I think probably summer would be better. Is that true?
November 15, 2011 @ 8:44 pm
Yes, definitely go up there. It is definitely American in feel, but has some European elements. Like walkable areas and I saw a few little parks with people outside.
I don’t know what the weather is like. I imagine if it can be cool and windy in the summer it can be cold and blustery in the winter. But then it is on the water, so maybe that helps so. I liked visiting it in June. That was great.
November 14, 2011 @ 9:20 pm
The hammering man statue is outside the Seattle Art Museum. The only day that it doesn’t work (hammer) is on Labor Day. And the curvy museum is the Experience Music Project. I’m glad you enjoyed Seattle. It’s a great city with a lot more odd/interesting stuff to experience if you ever return (such as the Fremont Troll and the downtown public library).
Also, hooray for doner kebabs. One of my all-time favorite foods.
November 15, 2011 @ 8:42 pm
That is cool about the hammer being shut down on labor day. Even the statues take a rest. We were not there long enough to do anything in the way of museums. Really just walk around and take pictures. I would love to go back at some point for more time.