thebiggertrip

The National Park tour

Seattle

Today we decided to travel into the city and look at some of the attractions. It is a pleasant city situated on the water, with a number of lakes in the hinterland. We had seen the King Tut exhibition advertised at the Pacific Science Center and as Graham had not seen it and I was very happy to see it a second time headed there first thing. The Science Center is similar to Questacon, except it also has a natural history section which includes insect displays, a tropical butterfly house and a colony of naked mole rats.

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Leaving the exhibition we discovered a music festival was beginning, it was relatively quiet but was very busy by the end of the day. We observed and accessory that every festival goer needs.

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A ready made back rest and friend.

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Next stop was Chihuly Garden & Glass, a new gallery and garden displaying the glass work of Dale Chihuly. What an amazing exhibition. Huge installations arranged by theme and displayed inside and in a garden. It was amazing to think they were all created in glass.

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There were a lot of mounted police in the area, all riding very large horses that appeared to have some draught or shire in them and riding in western saddles.

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Then it was on to the EMP Museum which covers popular culture, music and scifi. At present they have exhibitions on Nirvana, AC/DC and horror movies, as well as a dalek and items from Star Wars and Men in Black. However the highlight would have to be the Jimi Hendrix display (another Seattle boy) which included the guitar he used at Woodstock when he played “Star Spangled Banner”.

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