Seattle Japanese Garden

A little piece of Japan that is a beautiful oasis within Seattle’s Washington Park Arboretum. The garden was completed in 1960 following the design of Juki Lida a  famous Japanese designer of more than 1,000 Japanese gardens across the world. The colours of the trees and plants, along with the garden design, ceremonial tea house, tortoises and colourful koi fish in the…

Scream for me Seattle!!! Iron Maiden’s Gonna Get You! \m/(>.<)\m/

I have loved the music of Iron Maiden since I was a teenager – soaring lyrics, powerful guitar riffs and beating drums are a call to arms for all Maiden fans. They led the charge of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM)  in the 1980’s and Iron Maiden are still going as strong as ever! I have seen…

Seafair Fleet Week 2012

Each summer Seattle holds the Seafair festival that culminates in a big air show and hyperboat races. Leading up to that final weekend they always hold Fleet Week and the Parade of Ships (starts August 1st). This year ships from the US Navy, US Coast Guard and Canadian Navy participated in Fleet Week (many of which you…

Problem Child – For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)!

It has been a while since I last saw  AC/DC tribute band Problem Child (click the link for some of their live video), so I was really looking forward to getting my “Acca Dacca” fix at the Tractor Tavern on saturday night. Problem Child pay tribute to both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras of AC/DC. Once again…

Moonrise over Seattle

The moonrise was particularly clear and spectacular over Elliot Bay and Seattle last night.

Boeing CH-47D Chinook

Boeing CH-47D Chinook @ American Heroes Air Show 2012 – Museum of Flight in Seattle.

The Seattle Great Wheel

A new addition to Seattle’s waterfront the Seattle Great Wheel! Located on Pier 57 it stands 53 metres /175 feet tall and has 42 gondolas that each hold 6 people. This is one of the largest Ferris Wheels in the USA and the largest on the West Coast.    

July 4th fireworks at Lake Union

July 4th, 2012 Independence Day brings a spectacular fireworks display to Seattle’s Lake Union. People surround the lake and take to boats on the water in huge numbers to see this great show.

NASA’s Super Guppy

NASA’s Super Guppy arrived in Seattle today to deliver the nose component of the Space Shuttle trainer that will be displayed at the Museum of Flight.

A Day of Grunge, Rock, Sci-Fi and Horror at the EMP!

June 23rd, 2012 The Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum (EMP) in Seattle has some great special exhibitions happening at the moment from tributes to some of the greatest bands in the world to classic Science Fiction and Horror movies. NIRVANA: TAKING PUNK TO THE MASSES A great exhibition with many personal items belonging…