Monday, October 7, 2013

Seattle Space Needle

Recently we took some visiting family members to the Space Needle in Seattle. I tried to take some photos that were not just "family photos" because the architecture was so interesting, not to mention the view.

The main floor (under the needle) is a large gift shop.  The observation deck is approximately 520 feet off the ground.  There is a fancy restaurant one floor under the deck that revolves slowly while you eat.  Of course, reservations required!! The needle was built for the 1962 World's Fair and there are other exhibits still on the grounds,  one of which I will share at the end of this post.

So on with the show!

Drop off and pick up from street level parking lot

 No, I don't know what that odd shaped box level is, the elevator doesn't stop there!

Looking up!

Looking straight up from one of the "legs"

City view
 Now for the grounds.  These other exhibits, we did not have time or energy for, but I snapped a few shots of the glass gardens just to wet your appetite a bit!

Building with glass "flowers"

Closer view

Outdoor '"flowers" taller than 20 feet!

When you are in the Pacific Northwest, make plans to visit the Space Needle and you will not be disappointed!


Kathleen said...

What fun! I was there in 1962, but I don't remember the glass gardens - those are gorgeous!

pasqueflower said...

I've never been to the Northwest, but I have a Pike Place Market poster in my kitchen (gift from son Tim).
LOVE that last shot of the Space Needle!!

Duni said...

Amazing! I wish I could go up there some day! The flowers are gorgeous!

AntiquityTravelers said...

this brings back so many memories! I remember going to the top and having a soda with my mom while we watched the scenery turn (ever so slowly). Thanks for a lovely memory :)

Rose Clearfield said...

I love the Space Needle! You got some great angles of it.

storybeader said...

that looks like Chihuly's glass flowers. What fun! Must be an expensive restaurant, but it sounds like a lot of fun, if you don't get sick when it's spinning! {:-D

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

I was in Seattle before we went on our Alaskan cruise, and it was a great city! We didn't stop at the Space Needle, though, so that's on our list for when we go back.

Memories for Life said...

Very cool! It would be neat to eat at the restaurant and have that amazing view!

Splendid Little Stars said...

How cool!
The glass is Chihuly or Chihuly-like. very pretty!
I've been to Seattle but not the Space Needle.