Seattle is situated 113 miles south of the Canadian border in the state of Washington. Perhaps one of the most iconic images of Seattle is that of the Space Needle, a 605 ft high tower, with restaurant at the top and some shopping beneath. Other places of interest in Seattle include Pioneer Square, with its art galleries, restaurants and nightlife, Pike Place Market and the Seattle Art Museum. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is Seattle’s main airport. All of the major airlines operate out of Sea-Tac airport, including, American Airlines, US Airways and Delta Airlines. www.seattle.gov
Seattle is known as "the Emerald City", and just
like the home of the Wizard of Oz in the fairy tale, it is a
magical place. Rated as one of the world's most liveable cities,
after Melbourne and Montreal, it boasts among its citizens three
out of the world's ten richest men, including Bill Gates, head of
the mighty Microsoft empire. The city's emergence as a
trend-setting and fashionable metropolis with sky-high property
prices has occurred in less than 200 years, since it was founded in
The Space Needle Seattle
Anyone who has followed the Hollywood movies
will be familiar with Seattle's internationally recognised symbol,
the futuristic creative Space Needle building.
Experience Music Project Seattle
One of Seattle's most popular attractions is
the Experience Music Project, basically a rock 'n roll music museum
with a difference, housed in a huge, colourful psychedelic
building, designed by Frank Gehry at the base of the Space Needle.
Seattle Art Museum Seattle
Seattle's downtown Art Museum is landmarked
by the animated thudding massive steel sculpture by Jonathon
Borofsky called "Hammering Man" that stands outside.
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