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I'm sorry to say this, but really, Sleepless in Seattle seemed like the most interesting thing about Seattle. During my stay, the weather was pretty much rainy/cloudy the whole time (early September of 2015), lots of construction in and around downtown area, parking impossible to find, and not too many things to do. It's definitely not worth stoping here, maybe passing through to see the Chihuly museum but more than that, I don't know. I wouldn't advise spending time & money there on a cross country road trip.
Stop # 17: Seattle
Chihuly Garden & Glass Museum
Located in the heart of Seattle, Chihuly Garden and Glass provides a look at the inspiration and influences that inform the career of artist Dale Chihuly. Through the exhibition’s eight interior galleries, lush outdoor garden and centerpiece Glasshouse visitors will experience a comprehensive look at Chihuly's most significant series of work.
Chihuly Garden and Glass, a long-term exhibition, opened at Seattle Center in 2012. The centerpiece of Chihuly Garden and Glass is the Glasshouse. A 40-foot tall, glass and steel structure covering 4,500 square feet of light-filled space, the Glasshouse is the result of Chihuly’s lifelong appreciation for conservatories. The installation in the Glasshouse is an expansive 100-foot long sculpture in a color palette of reds, oranges, yellows and amber. Made of many individual elements, it is one of Chihuly’s largest suspended sculptures. The perception of the artwork varies greatly with natural light and as the day fades into night.
Anchored by four monumental sculptures, the exhibition Garden provides an opportunity for discovery and surprise. A rich backdrop for the art, it features paths lined with trees, plants and flowers. Crimson camellias, scarlet daylilies, dogwoods, hardy fuchsias and handkerchief trees provide the setting for theCrystal and Icicle Towers and an installation of Reeds on Logs
EMP: The Museum Of Music, Science Fiction & Pop Culture
This museum is every child's dream. After I finished visiting the EMP, I remember thinking my potentials as a kid would have been that much more fulfilled and who knows what I would have grown up to be. The EMP houses a verity of pop and cultural interactive installations, studios and educational sights. It's a must visit tourist attraction for families and adults who are into pop and culture.
Glo's Breakfast Cafe
If you are ever in Seattle, you must stop at Glo's for either breakfast or brunch. It's a tiny little place, usually with a line up outside but definitely worth the wait. I had the California egg e with side of hash brown. The crushed avocado was so fresh and flavourful, I dream about it! and the hash brown, perfect crispiness and taste, a must have!
Downtown Seattle Farmers Market
An iconic site on the water front in Seattle. There is a beautiful section on fresh produce. Lots of fresh fish. Lots of interesting local crafts. Friendly people!
Coming up next! I crossed into Canada and had a nice long break in Vancouver, can't wait to share my adventures of the great BC!