The hammering man in Seattle is located by the Seattle Art Museum (which has a fantastic gift shop!) and is 48 feet tall and 26,000 pounds of fabricated steel. The arm is mechanical and swings the hammer 4 times per minute 7a.m. to 10 p.m 7 days a week. We were surprised to learn that it is one of three hammering men statues, a smaller version (and first of the three) is in Frankfurt and the largest is in Seoul.
this famous fish stand (at the main entrance) gets massive amounts of customers..
maybe his charismatic greetings (;
It is a huge understatement to say we *love* Seattle, it is one of our very favorite places ever. (nothing tops Manhattan & it’s burrows for us but after that…) The city is beautiful, the mountains in the background every which way you look, the waterfront, the parks… everything. But one thing we really love, even though it’s very touristy, is the public market. It’s so alive with energy and is one of the most positive, life’s on the move, everybody’s doing their own dance kind of places. The people care about the products they’re selling and sharing and everything is so fresh. We had a latte every morning, watched the going-ons, the perfect way to start the day. Each day, although the same, is different. We love it! We would move here in a minute except for that one little thing called weather! It’s not sunny often, lots of clouds and more than their fair share of rain (although not downpours like people think). They have one of, if not the highest number of cloudy days in a year of any city in the U.S. and me and the husband are sunshine people. This and only this keeps us from plopping right down and never ever leaving.
this city has more spectacular city/water views of anywhere we’ve ever been..*love*
qwest & safeco fields
all along the piers are walking paths, benches, large sitting areas, restaurants, shops
and birds eye views of the ferries coming and going to the various islands..oh i love ferries.
olympic park, one of the prettiest views of the water and a good spot to walk/bike/people watch.