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My Thursday In Seattle: A Photo Essay

December 12, 2014

As you know, I am in Seattle on business. Thursday night was my only night to enjoy downtown, since I arrived Thursday morning and leave Friday night. I’ve never really gotten a chance to explore downtown Seattle, aside from the Capital Hill district, and still feel like there is so much to see.

I was blown away by the neon lights of the downtown area – I’ve gotten used to Anchorage’s (lack of) lights, so I really enjoyed seeing all of the colors.

I couldn’t help but take photos of what I found beautiful. I’ve included a few words about it, but mostly I just enjoyed a solo night on the town.

The Public Market: I had dinner in this area with my co-workers at a neatly decorated Mexican restaurant

The Public Market: I had dinner in this area with my co-workers at a neatly decorated Mexican restaurant

 

The gym wall is a world renowned wall covered with peoples used chewing gum. While it grosses me out, it was easy to see the beauty in the colors.

The gym wall is a world-renowned wall covered with people’s used chewing gum. While it grosses me out, it was easy to see the beauty in the colors.

 

I wanted to ride this ferris wheel - the second tallest on the West Coast - so badly. Unfortunately, 65 MPH winds kept me grounded.

I wanted to ride this ferris wheel – the second tallest on the West Coast – so badly. Unfortunately, 65 MPH winds kept me grounded.

 

So instead, I decided to take the monorail to the Space Needle

So instead, I decided to take the monorail to the Space Needle

 

The monorail was built in 1962 as a way to transport people during the World Fair. It can go from Westfield Center to Seattle Center in under two minutes.

The monorail was built in 1962 as a way to transport people during the World Fair. It can go from Westfield Center to Seattle Center in under two minutes.

 

The Space Needle was a sight to behold, built in 1962 for a space-themed world fair, the structure features a restaurant and amazing 360 degree views of the city.

The Space Needle was a sight to behold, built in 1962 for a space-themed world fair, the structure features a restaurant and amazing 360 degree views of the city.

 

I told you the view was beautiful.

I told you the view was beautiful. Due to the high winds, no one was allowed on the outside observation deck.

So I decided to drink a craft beer and enjoy the gentle swaying from the top of the needle.

So I decided to drink a craft beer and enjoy the gentle swaying from the top of the needle.

 

It was a cold and windy night, preventing me from doing and seeing everything I wanted to explore. But it did remind me how much I enjoy the occasional solo trip, and got me so excited to come back with Matt and be tourists in a new city! I’m hoping I get a chance tomorrow to go to the original Starbucks, but if not I’d be OK. I always need an excuse to come back ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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