Seattle – color and spirit!
Hi, everyone! I am happy to share with you few pics from my December trip to Seattle – I loved every bit of it and if you ever go there you should spend as much time as you can in the little boutique cafes or at the Piers where the restaurants offer fresh fish and amazing views. First, let me say I was blessed to stay at my friend`s house which is on the Magnolia Peninsula and it has a great view of Seattle. In the morning the crisp air and the sound of the arriving ships are refreshing and romantic. For the 5 days I was there I visited many local, boutique cafes and restaurant.
I did not know what to expect when told to visit the “Glass Museum” Well, I certainly am astonished by the art that ones were just a pile of sand. The Chihuly Garden and Glass is an amazing place filled with color and imagination. You can see reflections everywhere. Especially cute is the reflection of the iconic Space Needle in the glass bowls placed in the garden.
One of the places that really caught my heart – The Pike Place Market. The open-spaced market is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers` markets in the United States. Overlooking the Elliot Bay the place is home to many small farmers, craftspeople, and merchants. I had an amazing fresh salmon in one of the local restaurants with a view of the Pacific and of course, I witnessed how locals sell fish – by creating a show for tourists.
Downtown Seattle carries a young spirit and an elegant, modern look. Seattle is home to Facebook’s largest engineering office outside its Silicon Valley headquarters as well as Amazon`s office building which is 13.6 million square feet (13 times the s I was fortunate enough to get a tour of the Facebook building in Seattle – the 5 stories, 335,000 square-foot office space designs follow the latest trend of open space office buildings
There are no cubicles and no offices – everything is out there open and spacy. The interior designer Frank Gehry says he was inspired by Facebook`s philosophy:
“We’ve carefully tried to represent the philosophy of Mark Zuckerberg in the spaces that we’ve created. We have worked hard to create a working environment that is helpful to the mission of Facebook; one that is open and flexible to quick change as is required in a business that’s moving as fast as they are moving. We want the company to be in continuous compatibility with its environment.”
Of course, I took advantage and “posted” something on the white wall in the Facebook building. I hope that I will return to Seattle soon!
Take a look at some of the photos I took while in Seattle