Happy 50th Space Needle!

On April 21st, 1962 the Seattle World’s Fair and the Space Needle opened for the first time. So today marks the 50th anniversary and there are lots of celebrations going to be happening for the rest of the year as part of the “Next 50”. Back in 1962 the Space Needle was painted in a…

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival

April 15th, 2012 – Seattle Centre An annual event for the past 35 years this weekend was time for the Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival: A Next 50 Festál Celebration at the Seattle Centre. Taiko Drummers – this was fantastic, the beat of those drums was very impressive.  These little kids could really drum to the…

Snowmageddon hits Seattle!

January 18th, 2012 Snowmageddon!!! There has been extremely cold air coming down from the Canadian Arctic and apparently today Seattle got a years worth of snow in one day (it normally doesn’t snow much in Seattle)! It also snowed a few days ago (the first snow of the Winter), but nowhere near as much and most of it was…

Seattle Christmas lights are go!

November 25th, 2011 Seattle Center Christmas Lights How quickly a year goes by! There is only one month to go before Santa Claus pays a visit and tonight the Christmas lights started to go on in Seattle. I had planned to watch the tree and star lighting and fireworks downtown, but there were thousands of people there, and crowd movement…

Spooky light & fog over the Space Needle

August 28th, 2011 Seattle Centre Even though it ultimately was a warm and sunny day, a strange fog hung over parts of Queen Anne on this morning. As the sun was rising this created some rather spooky yet cool light effects through the fog and superstructure of the Space Needle which added an extra dimension to the…