After playing tourist last weekend, I wanted to get off the beaten path and do as the locals do.
Naturally, I wound up at the foot of the Space Needle.
Click through for a photo tour of my busy day.
Not going to lie: The top edges of the sign at the bottom of this image bother me. That’s the only thing I don’t like about this photo.
I’ve long been fascinated by the Space Needle. I’ve wanted to visit pretty much every time I’ve been in Seattle for years now, and I gawk whenever I’m in its presence. Some have said the views aren’t worth the arm-and-leg admission, but I would disagree. I could have spent all day up there.
The EMP Museum was next! I took a few photos before going in; I think I might contact Microsoft and see if they might be interested in this shot for a future Windows desktop photo possibility. I feel like this is a pretty original shot.
Honestly, I wanted to like the museum more than I did. Some exhibits were fascinating in their depth, and others were frustrating in their brevity. The Sky Church video screen is gorgeous. Overall, I guess I just wanted more on the history of pop/rock music.
I ended the day at the Pacific Science Center, where I caught “The Dark Knight Rises” on the museum’s GIANT FREAKING IMAX SCREEN™. (I’m pretty sure that’s the official name, by the way.) Believe me, you haven’t seen “The Dark Knight Rises” until you’ve seen it on a GIANT FREAKING IMAX SCREEN™. (I see you, Cinetopia, and you’re a pretender to the throne, as far as I’m concerned.) Just jaw-dropping. Spectacular. Gorgeous. Engrossing. And so on.
So I might have just lied: I actually ended the day back at the Space Needle — thanks, City Pass! — where I took in the city all alight. No photos, though; I didn’t want to use flash, and my camera didn’t play nice. It was a stunning bookend to a memorable day.