Tuesday, November 10, 2009

And finally... Seattle!

Today at work I had that "it's as if I never had a holiday" feeling. Definitely time to pick out a sample of the over 300 (!) photos I managed to take in Seattle to share with you and remind myself how fun it was. Oh it was such fun, such a great trip all round.We got the train from Portland up to Seattle, fabulously comfy knitting opportunity ahoy.
We stayed right by Pike Place Market which is a maze of little shops and stalls, quite focused on the tourists but fun nonetheless.
The views from the roof of our hotel out over Puget Sound were wonderful.
I may have become a little obsessed with the view across to the port and the cranes which look to me like some sort of prehistoric monsters standing waiting to feed on the container ships.I think I could stare at this view forever and never tire of it as it changes so much.We did our normal walking, walking, walking around. Loved the sculpture park.
Had to visit perhaps the most famous public library in the knitting world.
Took a ferry out to Bainbridge Island. Great views of the Seattle skyline on the return leg.
We ate pizza at Delancey.
I'm sorry it was too dark and I was too shy for better photos! It was the place to eat in Seattle for sure, we read up and knew to get there at opening time to get a table. By 5.30pm there was a queue and by 6pm it was a BIG queue. It's only a wee place, 10/12 tables, very simply and stylishly decorated though to me it felt a little bare and cold until it was full when the guests create the colour and warmth. The food was of course great: simple salad/antipasti to start, charred, chewy flavoursome pizza and a delicious chocolate chip cookie to finish. It's a real shame you can't see the kitchen from the dining area, but they're hampered by the space which is two smaller shops put together I think. The bar/kitchen/gathering place for the mighty queue is one half and the dining room through a doorway is the other. Molly wasn't there when we were which at least saved me the dilemma of whether or not to tell her how much I love her book!
Ah it feels good to remember.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on stages one and two of the trip, hope you enjoy Seattle too. I need to hear your latest knitting news so I hope I'll be stoppping by and catching up with you all in the next few days and then I'll be back here to have a paw through my souvenirs.

18 comments:

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

What a great trip you're having! I love Seattle; looks like you do, too.

In the sculpture park, there's a giant typewriter eraser (you have a picture). Isn't it strange to think that kids will never know what that thing is supposed to be? ;-)

Geek Knitter said...

Seattle is such a beautiful city, I never get tired of it.

I remember the first time I visited the Space Needle, I got dizzy from looking up at it.

crazyknittinglady said...

What great photos! I've never been to Seattle before but it looks like such a wonderful time. Looks like you enjoyed every moment.

T. said...

Looks like an amazing time! Glad to hear you are back safe and sound.

Bells said...

Oh you're home and I haven't posted your prize! I thought I still had more time before you got back. Eek. How times flies when other people are having so much fun in the US. What a marvellous holiday you had. Gorgeous photos. Lovely to see them.

Rose Red said...

Great photos! Walking around really is such a great way to see unusual things and to get a feel for a place!

Can't wait to see the souvenirs!!

t does wool said...

what a fabulous trip[...and an equally fabulous remembrance!

Charity said...

Oooh, you *did* go to Delancey!! How amazing! Thanks for sharing the pictures, it looks like a lot of fun. :o)

Lynne said...

I'd say, "Welcome home" but it sounds like you'd rather be away! LOL

Thanks for sharing all those photos.

Clare said...

I totally recognised the library. Multiple knitter points for that I reckon. Looks like you had a wonderful time!

Petit Filoux said...

What's the most famous library for knitters? I don't know what you're talking about and feel a little left out!! ;-)

Caffeine Girl said...

What a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing some of the special moments and places with us.

Rachel said...

Looks like you finished your trip off with a bang! I knit Koolhaas for my brother's partner a couple Xmas's ago...while he really liked it, I think he was wondering about the design. About a year later I was in Seattle visiting the two of them and we drove past that library...I was able to point it out to Marc as the origin of his hat! He thought that was pretty cool!

Glad you made it home safe and sound even if it feels like you never left! :(

Linda said...

The sculpture park looked fab. Lovely picture of you two at the end too!

Anna said...

Thanks for sharing the photos - it's somewhere I've always wanted to visit. It looks like you had a really great time!

clarabelle said...

Great photos again, and glad you and the man made it home safely!

I have to say though that I didn't quite get 'the most famous public library in the knitting world' reference; I suppose I will be laughed at (hey ho!) but still: trying to think, Seattle:, knitting, library... hmm? Btw, I know I told you this before, but I definitely want your job. X

Olivia said...

I love your Seattle pictures and especially the port ones, I too find the cranes and ports totally fascinating whenever I visit a city with a nice big port. Maybe it's because I live inland.

Kyoko said...

What an amazing trip! Thank you for sharing so many great photo. Never knew Seattle looked lie that (although I have two good friends there!!). Looks like you had a super duper great time :D
x
Kyoko

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