Archive for the ‘Seattle’ Category

The Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum in Seattle is a weird vanity project by Paul Allen (one of the co-founders of a little company you may have heard of). The building was designed by Frank Gehry, and is pretty enough, if you like curvy things that result in strange interior spaces that must […]

Space Needle


So, the first thing you need to know about the Seattle Space Needle is that it’s completely pointless. Built for the 1962 World Fair, it was supposed to symbolise what architecture would look like in the “future.” Apparently, in the future buildings that are 142m high only have three usable floors. Ignoring the lack of […]

Just cruisin’


On what was apparently the only non-rainy day Seattle had experienced in millenia I went for a cruise* around Elliott Bay, the city’s frankly stunning harbour, and it was lovely. The city and the Space Needle were in sparkling form: Lots of big ships, hanging out in front of big mountains: Seals! More big things […]

I realise that I’m in a very small minority who notices/cares about these things, but this sign I saw in Seattle drives me so crazy I have to share. ┬áSo: Dear Seattle Center, The Americans with Disabilities Act does not come to visit your admittedly lovely venue. People with disabilities do. You provide access to […]



Hey Seattle, you look pretty darn attractive from the top of the Space Needle.