Monday, May 15, 2006

SEATTLE

MUCH MORE THAN BOEING, JIMMY HENDRIX, MICROSOFT,
AND STARBUCKS... - AUGUST 2002




"CRUISING - There is no better way to see Seattle than from the water. One of the possibilities is to take the cruise that connects Puget Sound with Lake Union via the Hiram Chittenden Locks. the return is made by coach"




"FREMONT - Sometimes referred to as "The People's Republic of Fremont," and at one time a center of the counterculture, Fremont was renowned as Seattle’s most artistically eccentric community. It is the home to a statue of Lenin salvaged from Slovakia by a local art lover, to the Fremont Troll, an 18-foot tall concrete sculpture of a troll crushing a Volkswagen Beetle in its right hand, as well as to signs proclaiming conflicting messages such as «Set your watch ahead five minutes», «Set your watch back five minutes» and «Throw your watch away»! Since the late 90s, residents refer to Fremont as «The Center of the Universe!»"


"SPACE NEEDLE TOWER - Built for the 1962 World's Fair, the tower is the Pacific Northwest's most recognizable landmark and a the symbol of Seattle"


"MOUNT RAINIER - «Look, the mountain is out!» Mount Rainier is a stratovolcano located 87 km southeast of Seattle, and is the highest peak in the Cascade Range - 4,392 m. The mountain is mostly covered by snow, but heat from the volcano keeps parts of its summit free of ice"

4 comments:

Di said...

Enfim, não se pode dizer que seja um sítio muito apetecível para passar o mês de Agosto, mas pelo menos é bonito!

Trotter said...

Com sol, é magnifico!

Ron said...

Wonderful! Always wanted to visit here, but just haven't made it yet.

Trotter said...

Ron,
You'll surely make it! Plenty of time ahead!!
It's a gorgeous city (when the sun is shinning)... ;))