This gorgeous fountain is in Seattle Center, the site of the 1963 World's Fair and now a pleasure park filled with theaters, museums, shops and restaurants. Seattle Center also includes the Space Needle. A view of Seattle from the top: Tomorrow: Northwest Trek, weather permitting. Also everyone's stamina.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Touring Seattle -- Day 2
More pretending to be a tourist in a city I actually live in. Sunday we took our visitors on another exhausting round of sight-seeing. By the end of the day, my legs hurt from walking. First, the aquarium. It has no dolphins or whales, but there are elaborate environments for fish, crustaceans, marine plants, seals, sea and river otters. Here is tide pool that is part of the Petting Zoo -- pet an anemone! (They feel rubbery.)This is the fish dome, an amazing structure filled with all sorts of fish around and above the viewer:This is an extremely depressed fish: down-turned mouth, motionless as I watched it, floating in existential despair. This fish needs Prozac: