Sunday/ Seattle’s Central Waterfront

It is a long weekend here in the USA with Memorial Day on Monday .. so I could relax and not start preparing for my weekly trip to Denver.  We spent time on the Seattle Waterfront today, even though there was a steady drizzle all afternoon.

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This is Pier 62/63, former site of the annual Summer Nights concerts at the waterfront, is now empty and lets visitors stroll out and look out over the water of Elliot Bay, or back at the Seattle skyline.   The Norwegian Cruise Line cruise ship in the background was just setting sail for Alaska as we walked by there.


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This ‘octopus’ bike rack is outside the Seattle Aquarium.
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This is Echo (a giant 46-ft tall sculpture created in 2011 by Jaume Plensa), and newly moved from New York City to Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture park.  In Greek mythology, Echo offended the goddess Hera by keeping her engaged in conversation, thus preventing her from spying on one of Zeus’s lovers.  As punishment, Echo was deprived of speech, except for the ability to repeat the last words of another person.
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The Seattle Great Wheel is a giant Ferris wheel at Pier 57, height 175′ (53 m). It’s been in operation since June 2012.
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Here we are inside and in the air and .. thinking deep thoughts?  From left to right Gary, Bryan, Ken, Steve and Tony.
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And here is the bicycle parking ‘Squid’, by local artist Susan Robb. (Bicycles can be parked and locked on any of the tentacles).

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