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:
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.


bluesman miike Lindner said...

Nancy, what you call a depressed fish is actually an advance guard.

The aqua-beings of Breston Catalogue 4332 came our way and liked what they saw.

A planet 3/4's liquid water? It will be ours! Air-breathers? Yeah, well, they gotta go. They have command of monstrous energies, and they might cramp our style.

bluesman miike Lindner said...

The air-breathers of Sokol gave us problems. They launched a fleet against us! Thank the Water there was a trillion-weight asteroid to smash them.

And pity the air-breathers of Earth.

They will never swim in the Infinite Sea.

Nancy Kress said...

Mike -- You have been reading too much Heinlein.