Nivi's Adventures

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Sleepless in...

This latest report comes from the Emerald City, Seattle! I've been here for 3 days and it's definitely a cool city. It's a very beautiful, nestled between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, and a coffee drinkers haven! Seemingly millions of coffee shops! And the best thing is it hasn't rained once! :)

So some of the things I've done are: A visit to the Boeing factory where I learnt some interesting facts - the factory is the largest building in the world 1km by 0.5km and the paint on a 747 adds approx 300kg to the weight of the plane!

Me posing cheesily with part of the fuselage of the jet plane (Boeing 707) that made the first transatlantic flight - on October 26, 1958. This cut the flying time from NY to Paris from 14 hours down to 7!

Me with a Pratt Whitney engine - they look a lot smaller when they're attached to a Boeing 747 on the runway!

I also checked out EMP (Experience Music Project) which is basically a massive music museum, and posed with (a statue of) Jimi Hendrix, one of Seattles most well known sons.

Me and my mate Jimi

THE glove that Michael Jackson wore when he first did the "moonwalk" in May 1982

Today I had a coffee at the original Starbucks (established in 1971!), walked up a massive hill and took photos from the the place where apparently ALL photos of Seattle's skyline are taken (eg Frasier). In the afternoon I caught a ferry over to Bainbridge Island, which as far as I can tell is just a quaint little community that people chose to live in rather than the 'mainland'. Not a huge amount to see, but it was a nice relaxing ferry ride.

Me drinking coffee outside the first Starbucks

The Seattle Skyline. Not a beautiful sunny day, but I'll taken cloudy over rainy anyday!

Off to Bainbridge Island

Gotta run now, off to Vancouver tomorrow (thurs) morning and then off to Whistler for the weekend! Yay!


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