Monday, March 14, 2011

Space Needle, Seattle, Washington

Space Needle, Seattle Washington

Taken inside our car while our sunroof was open

Taken at the Observation Deck overlooking Seattle

Another view from the top

This was taken when we were heading to Space Needle, I was able to take a picture of the bird flying above us

Taken when we were in the elevator going down from the observatory deck, overlooking the Pacific Science Center

The base of the Space Needle Tower

Christmas Ball with Space Needle on the background


Space Needle is a landmark and symbol of Seattle, Washington. It is a tower with 605ft in height (184m). It has an observation deck at 520ft (160m) which is pretty much shorter compared to Tokyo Tower which has an observation deck at 820ft (250m) .... we've been there to 2 years ago. Actually Tokyo tower is 1091ft (332.5m) when measured from the base to its peak.

The pictures I've posted here were taken last December 2010, my first time to see Space Needle. It took me 3 months to post these hehehe. Well, as usual I've been busy lately.

It was a bit windy and cloudy that day, so we didn't have the chance to see the view of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker which they say we can view them from the deck.

It took us only 43 seconds to go to observation deck through the elevator, with the speed of 10mph.

Few years ago, I was so excited and curious to see Space Needle but since we've been to Tokyo Tower and Roppongi Hills Mori Tower (both in Tokyo, Japan) you won't get the feeling of excitement anymore, Space Needle is pretty much shorter compared to them. My first reaction when I stepped on the observation deck was, "that's it??" hehehe

By the way, I pray for the safety of all the people in Japan who are very much devastated by the disasters they had last March 10, the earthquake and tsunami plus the nuclear plant explosion. I felt sad and very much affected when I saw the news, Japan has been a part of our military life. I have a lot of friends back there in Misawa. I hope they are ok now. We feel lucky that we moved out early from Japan to Washington although sometimes I miss Japan (but not the every week earthquake hehehe).


eileeninmd said...

Wonderful views of Seattle. I would think on a clear day you could see for miles and miles. Beautiful photos.

Dennis Villegas said...

Pa seattle--seattle na lang ah, big time! musta na? grabe ang galing ng mga photos! anu bang camera mo ganda ng image quality!

Missy said...

Eileen- thanks for dropping by

Dennis- we just moved in Washington from Japan, the camera I'm using is the same model as yours ;-)

Lucia said...

Hi Missy, I followed you through Japan, and looked you up again after the terrible disasters there. I contacted you previously to say that I lived in Misawa ~30 years ago, and what a joy it was seeing new again through your eyes & camera.

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

I'm sure you still feel deeply sad about Japan (as all of us are) but we continue to pray that the country and its people will recover.

I've only been to Seattle once but I never went up the tower. Hope to visit the Northwest again.

Missy said...

Lucia-thanks for coming back here...we just moved here in Washington last October and we're not in Japan anymore when they had an earthquake

Nomadic- yes, I'm still sad and still praying for them, so jealous of travel a lot ;-)