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"Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright." - Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

36 Hours in the Emerald City, part 2

 

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Check out the jaunty minotaur! This hipster-y restaurant also had plastic chicken carcasses hanging in the window, which of course I found far less amusing.

 

After landing in Seattle I grabbed a falafel sandwich and headed to the Chihuly Exhibition, which Cyndy Aleo recommended. It’s quite pricey at $25, but it’s such a unique and wonderful place that I still have to talk it up.

 

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There is a very similar tall green glass spiky thing in the courtyard at the MFA, and now I know who made it!

 

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Awesome bottle-opener collection at the fancy restaurant at the Chihuly Exhibition. (I did not eat there.)

 

After the Chihuly I decided to hop on an uptown bus to my AirBnB, shower and rest for a bit before heading out to dinner at the Wayward Vegan Café (see previous post). The neighborhood is so charming, it was a treat just walking around taking photos of the flowers in people’s front yards.

 

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The next morning I took a leisurely walk around Green Lake. The circuit is 2.8 miles long.

 

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Green Lake. A second after taking this photo a jogger came up and asked me to take a pic of him with this background. I apologized for my lack of fluency with whatever special app he was using on his iPhone—”I don’t have a smartphone”—and he said, “That is an awesome thing about you.” Perfect stranger refers to the existence of many more awesome things there just isn’t time to hear about. I am not entirely sure a sweet little interaction like this would have happened on the East Coast.

 

 

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No photos I took in the neighborhood around Green Lake could possibly capture the charm.

 

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…except for this one!

 

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Such a lovely evening. Photos thanks to Kristin Foster.

 

1 Comment to 36 Hours in the Emerald City, part 2

  1. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    June 24, 2015 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Love the Minotaur and the bottle opener with the large open mouth!

    That last picture of you really captures who you are 🙂

    I need to go!

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