I was running late for a meeting downtown and had to park near the Seattle library. With no time left to search for parking, I turned into a downtown parking garage; thought the parking would be similar to that for Pacific Place a few blocks away – $6 for 1½ hrs. But no-o-o : 1½ hrs cost 17 big bucks. Ouch – and oh well. (Yes, I saw the rates on the board going in, but I couldn’t back out!).