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Going to Seattle

Postby Dan O. » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:35 am

Will be vacationing in Seattle for a few days next month, would love to hear suggestions on points of interest...architectural, shopping, eats and otherwise.

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Postby scowsa » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:52 pm

In Seattle, IMHO must-sees are their new main library by Rem Koolhaas

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/pacificnw/2004/0425/cover.html

and the new outdoor sculpture garden on the waterfront

http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/OSP/AboutOSP/default.asp

Also we found some good vintage stores in Belltown on 1st and 2nd Aves and in Capitol Hill on Pike.
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Postby sky » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:55 am

This looks like a very reasonably priced place to stay in Pioneer Square:
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Don't miss the Science Fiction Museum:
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The SFM is part of Gehry's Experience Music Project building which has a larger music museum ... also worth spending some time there.

Architecturally, I think there's some kind of tower in the city. The Spacely Space Sprocket building, I think. (Here's a tip for that - have lunch in the restaurant there and avoid lines just to go to the observation deck.)

And finally, don't miss this one:
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Postby Slim and Gabby » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:49 am

Not only is the building super cool:

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but the entire Worlds Fair Grounds is the most-ut! We spent a day there, but I could easily have spent two or more just looking at all the details, super keen-o! Take lots of pictures, you might get some kind of inspiration for your home; I know I did.
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