Since we flew into Seattle for the AVA Walking Convention we decided to spend one day at the Seattle Center visiting the Space Needle and the Chihuly Museum. But first we visited Kerry Park which is a nice overlook of the city.
A 15-foot geometric sculpture titled “Changing Form”
Posing with the Space Needle
Looking toward Alki Beach.
We arrived early and walked around admiring the area.
Experience Music Project in front of the Space Needle.
Seattle’s Space Needle was built to be the landmark feature of the 1962 “Century 21” World’s Fair in Seattle, which had a science and space theme.
Chihuly glass tower.
Solar-powered flowers that absorb light during the day and glow at night.
Originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair by Minoru Yamasaki as the US Science Pavilion, this building now houses the Pacific Science Center.
Venetian glass mosaic in Seattle Center.
Two concrete heads that look like they could be on a totem pole or a Tiki. There are four of them spread out in a semi-circle around a small plaza in the Seattle Center.
Greenhouse housing Chihuly Art.
We went up in the Space Needle.
Scenic view of Seattle from on top the Tower.
We toured the Chihuly Museum.
Glass Forest by Chihuly
Sealife Room centerpiece.
Small section of the Persian Ceiling.
Ikeban and Float Boats
One of the Chandeliers.
Outside the glass house.
This labyrinth is located in front of the entrance to the Experience Music Project at the Seattle Center.
From a distance it looks like a wall of bamboo.
We went on over to Fremont to check out the Troll and the Lenin Statue.
The Fremont Troll is a piece of public art that lies in wait under the northern end of the Aurora Bridge.
He is crushing a real VW Bug.
A 16-foot statue of Lenin that originated in Poprad, Slovakia. It is now a permanent fixture in Fremont.
We went to Golden Gardens, which isn’t a garden at all. It is a marina and beach.
Shilshole Marina near Golden Gardens Park.
Leif Ericson statue at Shilshole Marina.