Thursday, November 13, 2008

My day in Seattle...

Was surprisingly pleasant for a change. Just when I hit the bottom of my vortex of doom, a flicker of light shines at the tunnel's end. That light? The sun.

Our friend Darin is a pilot and had a lay over in Seattle for the day. We met at Pikes and had lunch at Serious Pie (know why it's called Serious Pie? because it is SERIOUSLY the best pizza on earth!) Then, we explored the city. All I can say is, this place looks and feels 100,000,000 times better in the sunshine.

Here's some video of a piano player on Pike Street and the incredible sky. It ended up clouding over at about 2, BUT it was nothing like the last 14 days. There was still a lot of brightness to the sky and the contrast was pretty amazing. I even got to see shadows again! The guy in the orange sweater and cap is Darin.



That dying mongoose you hear in the background is a violin player and I use the term "player" loosely. More like violin mutilator. I highly recommend that you remove all sharp objects from reach before listening to this next clip.




And some photos - click to enlarge.

Crazy balloon man (aka my future BFF, he just doesn't know it yet)

Check out the lovers in the bottom right of this pic. I wanted to yell "GET A ROOM!" but somehow controlled the urge to do so.


Some more amazing sky pics...






While walking over to Nordstrom we almost got kicked in the face by some nutjob doing cartwheels on the sidewalk. Best part about this, nutjob was wearing a business suit! I bet that's what Tom does to blow off steam during the day. Seems like an effective stress reliever. Next time I see him I may have to join in on the fun. Synhronized cartwheeling has definite Olympic potential. Just you watch.

6 comments:

Lizy said...

I'm sorry, but Seattle looks very pretty!!! Looks very North-European, including the sky's!! ;)

Great to hear you had a good time!

Smileygirl said...

Today's sky was soooo amazing. If it was like this everyday I could totally handle living here. It's a very charming city indeed, full of culture/history and the surrounding bodies of water and mountains are a breathtaking backdrop. If the weather was better then it would probably be the most populated city in the US. The gray days and rain keep a lot of people out so at least the traffic is nothing compared to LA!

karengberger said...

You were right by one of my favorite restaurants: Cafe Campagne. It's in one of your photos. Have you ever eaten there? Awesome. So glad that you had a fun day! Hugs to all 4 of you.

Smileygirl said...

Eaten there twice and they have an amazing happy hour menu! I think it's now becoming my favorite restaurant too.

Anonymous said...

The sky looks a bit like when the alien space ship hovers over the cities in Independence Day, as it's a solid block of cloud.

Kate said...

Looks like a fun day! Yeah the street musicians around the market are crazy. I was laughing out loud about the guy doing carwheels...seriously? My first thought was maybe he was just fired and he hated his job so was happy? Or maybe he quit?

Glad it was a good day, despite the cloudiness in the afternoon!