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After spending some time in the Seattle Center park around the base of the Space Needle it was time to go up & enjoy the view from this 605 ft (184 m) tower built in 1962 for the World Trade Fair. On a clear day you can get a tremendous view of Mount Rainier just 54 miles (87 km) south-southeast of Seattle. Unfortunately due to a quite thick layer of haze I didn’t have the luck needed to experience this to the full but otherwise the view over the city and its port are well worth the visit. After leaving the Space Needle I made my way up to Kerry Park, a residential area up on a hill overlooking the town presenting one with a splendid view of the Space Needle & if you are lucky of Mount Rainier in the background by sunset. Well, I didn’t get Mount Rainier in but the sunset wasn’t too bad I think.

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”

― Chief Seattle, Dkhw’Duw’Absh  Indian chief

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Did You Know?

In 1981 the Wave, a ubiquitous sight at many a sporting event worldwide was initiated by a cheerleader from the Washington University in a football game against rival University Stanford at the Husky Stadium. Who went out as winner of the game? The Huskies of course with 42 points to 31 ;-)

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