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Thursday, November 6, 2014

North America - Washington - A Day in Seattle

We started at  Lake Washington Ship Canal/The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, located in Ballard.

Built-in 1911, it is nicknamed the Ballard Locks.

It provides a link for boats between the saltwater of Puget Sound and the fresh water of the Ship Canal, which connects Lake Union and Lake Washington.

The Fish Ladder was built to allow salmon to pass between fresh and saltwater and to navigate the locks. The glass panels below the waterline make it possible to watch the fish as they swim through the ladder.

 Pike Place Market is Seattle's first farmers market overlooking Elliott Bay.
Founded in 1907

The Market's year-round farm tables feature seasonal Washington-grown fresh fruits, berries, nuts, vegetables, herbs, flowers, and honey.

Honey Jars

Fresh Fish

Cabbage Roses

The Pig
 The Olympic Sculpture Park is a public park that opened in January 2007. The park consists of a 9-acres of outdoor sculptures, a museum, and a beach.

Typewriter Eraser, scale X

The Eagle

The Place to Regard Beauty – Aluminum Bench added in 2014

A Seattle icon, the Space Needle
Views of the City from the Observation Deck, 520 Feet above the ground

Chihuly/Garden and Glass Exhibition
Dale Chihuly is an American glass sculptor and entrepreneur. Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington. He was introduced to glass while studying interior design at the University of Washington and currently lives in Seattle.
This exhibition includes both indoor and outdoor spaces and a new Glass House.
What was intersecting about this exhibit is you are allowed to take pictures.  Here are a few. 
The exhibit is simply beautiful.
Persian Ceiling

 Glass Forest
Ikebana and Float Boat
Glass House
We really enjoyed visiting Seattle. There is so much to see!

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