After racing through Silver Platters for Record Store Day we went to Wayward Vegan Cafe for some food.
While at Wayward Eric found out that it was only $1 to go to the top of the Space Needle today! It's usually $19, but today was some sort of special day and they were apparently feeling generous. We ALSO saw today that they repainted the Space Needle to the original colors from the 1962 World's Fair! This is incredibly awesome! But sadly it's going to stay the original colors for six months. How weird. I love the "galaxy gold" Space Needle!
I found what appeared to be some yarn bombing near the Space Needle. Eric thought it was some sort of permanent installation though.
Today was a lovely Seattle spring day!
Eric took a few photos of the fountain near the Needle with his Holga camera.
Here's part of the new permanent Dale Chihuly glass museum right beside the Needle. I like the glass, but I'm not really a huge Dale Chihuly fan.
I love the Needle!
More glass. You can't really tell from this photo, but the purple glass on the left looked like raw gemstones. It was quite lovely!
The Monorail goes through the Frank Gehry building on the other side of the Space Needle.
Parts of the Frank Gehry building are very unattractive, but this part is gorgeous. Most of this other buildings have these same metallic waves.
And the Monorail comes out of the other side of the Frank Gehry building.
There's the monorail!
We sadly didn't go to the top of the Needle today. There was at least a two hour wait. The whole area around the Needle was packed today because of festivities for the 50th anniversary of the World's Fair. There were plenty of food trucks there including Mighty O Donuts! Vegan fun!
I tried to take our photo with the Space Needle. Eric tried to steal my donut.
We drove to a park in Queen Anne that overlooks the city. This was our first time at this park and the view is incredible! Note AWESOME Mt. Rainier in the background?
This is looking south at Alki Beach.
I love our city! And our orange Space Needle.
The Fremont Bridge was up on our way back through town.
Record Store Day finds! Foster the People and Grouplove! And Juniper!
Awesome clear yellow vinyl.
Of Monsters and Men AND Fun.!
Fun. had some fun glittery gold shaped vinyl!
Today was a fantastic day in the city! Eric wrote about his Record Store Day experience too!…click here to read it!