Sunday, April 13, 2008

Playing Tourist

Saturday I played tourist in my own town.

I got up early on the sunniest day of the year, so far and headed to Pike Place Market. Just enjoying seeing so many people out soaking up the sunshine, walking their dogs and showing off their babies. I walked through Post Alley and appreciated the various graffiti and collages, enjoying how they play off eachother and contine to change with time.

Post Alley Graffiti


Then I walked North to the Olympic Sculpture Park. It was a little further away from downtown than I thought it would be, but worth every step. This view is from a pedestrian bridge on the way.

Ferries

I love how Mt. Ranier seems above it all, mightier than the largest stadium, more majestic than any shipping crane and more mysterious than the ferry boats.

Here's the waterfront portion of the park with the Olympic mountains in the background. It's still a new park, the grass is coming in and the whole place feels very manicured.

Seattle Waterfront

I saw two security guards on foot and one in a golf cart. Seemed like a lot of supervision for the laidback tourists. Certainly for one knitter.

Calder vs. Space Needle

This guy and I had the same idea for a shot. I imagine his is improved for my not being in it. ;)

Sailboat

I made a little progress on the sock I started. It's a very simple, just go round and round type of sock using some long ago purchased Koigu, colorway Thanksgiving I believe. Since this picture I've made it to the heel!

A sock as work of art

I finished off my downtown adventures at Anthropologie where I managed to find pants for $10! And a cute new robe, for considerably more. Not to mention that later that evening I went to my first Gay Bingo.

It was such a good day that I almost don't mind the wicked sunburn I have, in April.

3 comments:

manic hispanic said...

you forgot about gay bingo!

k a t said...

Not entirely, I just didn't think it was touristy (is it?) and I don't have any pictures of it. But I would love to see some.

Thanks again for the ticket, it was a lot of fun.

Jenna said...

Why should the tourists get all the fun? I think it's good to go to those places and remind yourself why they're popular in the first place.

I really like the Sculpture park. Such pretty views.

Gay bingo sounds like a blast - let me know next time that you're going.