48 Hours in Seattle

Inspired by the New York Times’ 36 Hours In… series, Wen and I recently ducked down to Seattle.

I love visiting Seattle because it’s a city that is absolutely unlike Vancouver despite the proximity; going there truly feels like a different world.

It was a great weekend: lots of walking, eating, taking photos, exploring and drinking coffee.

Here are some photo highlights.

Spring was in bloom

Petals on Ground

Blossoming Tree

Blossoming Tree

Public Art Abounds

Street Art

Richard Serra sculptures

A few Richard Serra’s at the sculpture park…

Street Art

The most dynamic art is graffiti on building scaffolding

Lots of Modern Architecture

Seattle City Hall

City Hall

Hyatt Windows

The Hyatt
Inside library

The library

You Have To Visit The Market

Seattle Public Market

Jars at Seattle Public Market

Signs at Seattle Public Market

And a couple of random closing shots:

Over Lyre by Dan Senn (at Conservatory)

This is an acoustic sculpture at the conservatory. A speak is suspended against taught wires; inaudible music plays and vibrates the string – which in turn trigger instruments. A unique symphony ensues.

Elliott Bay Bookstore

Elliott Bay Books is a must-visit for any reader. One of the best book stores I’ve ever been to.

City seen through sculpture

A view of the city from the sculpture park.

And one more interesting thing. We drove back along the coast rather than the interstate. This takes you from Edison on up to Bellingham. This route is highly recommended (and most Vancouverites don’t know about it).

Edison is a really pretty town with a harbour walk around it; the road between in and Bellingham hugs the coast with mountains on one side, cliffs on the other and forests everywhere. There are also lots of restaurants perched on those cliffs where you can grab a quick meal.