The ultimate destination on Tuesday was the Seattle Space Needle.
Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, The Space Needle is 605 feet (184 m) high and 138 feet (42 m) wide at its widest point and weighs 9,550 tons. In other words it quite large. Not Eiffel Tower large, but large enough.
The building you see in the first picture is the Experience Music Project, a construct designed by Frank Gehry who is well known for such notable architectural marvels like the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.
Upon arrival we were ushered into an elevator and whisked to the observation deck. The weather is so good and the sky is so clear we had a great view of the surrounding area. Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier, the downtown cityscape was all in clear view.
We didn’t have much time on the observation deck before we were notified that our table was ready.
Moving into the dining room we were seated in short order and I just took in the view.
The restaurant revolves once every 47 minutes so during the course of the meal you get the full panorama plus a little extra.
Our reservation put us there in time to enjoy the single most spectacular sunset I have ever had the pleasure to witness.
Once the sun goes down the restaurant transforms into a very cool space
We all had a lovely dinner followed by the most interesting desert I have ever experienced, the World Famous Lunar Orbiter which is basically an ice cream sunday that spews smoke all over your table when it is served. It’s really quite fun and it even makes a 60’s sounding space noise that’s hard to describe. It’s been a Space Needle favorite since it opened.
After dinner we retired back to the observation deck and enjoyed the view
A spectacular evening reconnecting with old friends…