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.