Ok, so Seattle is not usually associated with sunsets but read on! I visited Seattle on a long weekend from Vancouver with some pals in tow. I went away thinking that it was less beautiful than Van City but what it more than made up for that in culture! Overall, a West Coast city with a bit more grit and a bit more going on than Vancouver!
First stop, breakfast at The 5 Point Cafe , an all American 24 hour joint complete with refillable coffee and topless polaroids above the counter. We just stumbled here off the street but it proved to be a real hit!
Next stop was the Museum of Pop Culture aka the Experience Music Project founded by Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen. This was really great and covered some of Seattle's music legends! Of note was the Jimi Hendrix exhibition which included copies of his Journal Entries and revealed that he held a soft spot for the late Linda McCartney! His journal entries depicted a very laid back groovy vibe! There was also a Nirvana exhibition. Although not really my cup of tea, I did enjoy the shout out to Factory Records hidden within the exhibits! Lastly, there was a World of Wearable Art featuring some of the fashion entries to this creative fashion competition which I first became aware of in Wellington, New Zealand.
And then on we strolled towards Pike Place Market in the dusky light! We saw the obligatory throwing fish performance at the market and gave the original Starbucks a miss on account of the massive queue. Off we headed to dinner at The Crab Pot on the waterfront where we hammered our crabs (which was very satisfying) and wore a large bib before heading for some beverages in one of the burbs, Ballard. Overall, a top day with top people!