Tuesday, 17 April 2012

April 24th-27th, 2010 pt.2

After lunch, Timmer took us to Kerry Park which had a nice view of Seattle’s skyline.  The steel sculpture is called Changing Form and was installed in 1971.

The Emerald City

Trying to find a place to park a car in Pike Place Market would’ve been difficult.  There’s always a nook or cranny to park a bike

Pike Place Market opened in 1907 and is one of the oldest continually operated public farmers’ market in the U.S.

It was quite busy

The market’s unofficial mascot, Rachel

The real attraction is at the fish market where fishmongers would toss and throw fish at great distances to process them for customers

The Space Needle up close and personal

Ha!  Finally caught a glimpse of Mt. Rainier.  I still find it puzzling how a mountain this prominent was nowhere to be seen when we were there.  Thanks for the pic Timmer.

Who’d have known that a troll lives under this bridge?

If you look hard enough, you just might find one called The Fremont Troll.

Definitely not to be missed if you’re riding in the area

Might be hard to make out, but there’s a Volkswagen Beetle in one of the troll’s hand

The piece was the winner of a competition sponsored by the Fremont Arts Council with the goal of cleaning up the area under the bridge which was becoming a dumping ground and haven for drug dealers.  Time to make like a banana and split!

We ended the tour by having dinner at Alki Beach

We managed to spot the ferry en route to Alaska and thought about how we’re going to be making the same trek not by sea, but by motorcycle.  We picked Timmer’s brain on the subject because he had been on a trip with a few of his friends riding Goldwings up the Stewart-Cassiar Highway to Hyder, Alaska.  We were mostly concerned about bears.  A natural concern especially if you’ve seen the documentary Grizzly Man.

The Seattle Urban Tour

The mountain revealed.

A monster under the bridge.

Alaska awaits.

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