Sunday/ the tree is up, on the Needle

It rained most of the day, but it cleared up as night fell.
I made a run down to the Space Needle to take a few pictures of the ‘Christmas tree’ on it.
I went up Queen Anne hill for a few pictures, as well.

Here’s the monorail train at 5th Ave and John St, streaking towards Westlake Center. This is one of its last runs for the day. It stops running at 9 pm, I believe.
The ‘Christmas Tree’ with its red aviation beacon is up on the Needle.
A look from from below through the bare trees (grabbing at it with long bony fingers?) at Seattle Center. The golden elevator cage is all the way up, at the top.
The arches at Pacific Science Center, nicely lit up in white.
The trees on Thomas Street alongside Climate Pledge Arena are nicely dressed up in holiday lights. Many inside Seattle Center have been decorated as well.
Climate Pledge Arena, of course. That radio tower in the distance with the colored lights and beacon on, is on Queen Anne hill. ‘Well, I will have to go and take a closer look at it’, I thought, and I did. (Picture is below).
Making my way back to where I had parked my car. This 24-hour McDonalds is right by the Space Needle.
Posters on the fence by the McDonalds. A blue gloved hand is about to grab the mortified monkey. National Primate Research Centers are a network of seven research programs in the United States funded by the National Institutes of Health to conduct biomedical research on primates. One of them is affiliated with the University of Washington here in Seattle.
So should humans torture monkeys in the name of research? No, we should not, but we do. We should also not make weapons to kill each other with. We should also not destroy Earth.
All right. Now I have navigated up Queen Anne hill, to the KING-TV Tower (decorated with its Christmas lights) that I had seen from Seattle Center. The first television broadcast in Pacific Northwest history was transmitted from this location on Nov. 25, 1948 as Channel 5 KRSC-TV (becoming KING-TV 8 months later). The station went on the air with a live high school football game on Thanksgiving Day between West Seattle High and Wenatchee at Memorial Stadium.
This tower was constructed a few years later, in 1952, and stands 570 ft (174m) tall. The site itself is 430 ft (131 m) above sea level.
My final stop was at Kerry Park in Queen Anne, a popular view point for taking in vistas of downtown Seattle and the ferries that come in from across the Sound. The green roof of Climate Pledge Arena is new, of course, and to its right is half of the Ferris wheel at the waterfront with the pink of T-Mobile Park, home of the Seattle Mariners baseball team. I’m using my Canon EOS 7D Mk II digital camera and zoom lens, and it’s doing OK. I would love a medium format DSLR to catch just a little more detail !

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