Aaron and I spent a couple of days being total tourists exploring Seattle. Parking the truck is impossible, so we didn’t get to see everything that I wanted to (cough-the gum wall-cough), but it was still a full experience.
Seattle Public Library-Central Library
I remember using the Seattle Public Library as a case study in college, so I thought it would be cool to go and see it in person. That’s how we decided to start our tour of the city and I’m really glad we did. The building is definitely as cool as I expected it to be.
The exterior is really difficult to take pictures of, but I thought that the interior was better anyway.
Olympic Sculpture Park
Our next stop was the sculpture park.
Was it the best idea to go to an outdoor sculpture park in the freezing cold wind and rain? Nope. But I make a lot of bad choices so it was very on trend.
Next Stop? The Space Needle obviously!
What kind of tourists would we be if we hadn’t gone to the Space Needle?
I didn’t really want to go up to the top, I’m not a huge fan of heights. But once we were up there, it wasn’t really all that high. Long story short, I lived and everything was fine. But, hear me out:
We (Americans) built the Space Needle as a temporary structure for The Worlds Fair. Just like Paris built The Eiffel Tower for a different Worlds Fair. So I’m thinking, if it was supposed to be temporary and it’s still just standing there, with thousands of people that visit it everyday… that shit just makes me nervous, I think that’s fair. Stop judging me.
Last but definitely not least! We saved the most interesting thing for its very own day. I was so excited to find out about this museum, and then even more excited when I found out that Aaron was willing to go with me.
Experience Music Project Museum
The architecture of the building (designed by Frank Gehry), the exhibits, the music playing, the entire thing was amazing. I loved every second of it. The bar wasn’t bad either. 😉
There was an interesting thing that happened at the EMP museum. They actually had a Star Trek exhibit going on while we were there, which prompted my inner nerd to completely come out and go crazy. We spent a lot of time in that area of the museum and I had a great time. The pictures pretty much prove it…
Besides Star Trek, the museum also had a Horror Movie exhibit going on. I would have to say that Aaron and I got really lucky. Everything was so cool and totally something worth taking the time to see. Well worth spending the price of admission.
What’s your favorite thing to do in Seattle?