Seattle day 1

Olympic Sculpture Park
First day in Seattle started with visiting Olympic Sculpture Park. The thing about this park is that it looks much better on photos than in real life. It's a nice walk by the sea but you don't really miss much if you don't go there.

Pike Place Market
From there we continued to an iconic place - Pike Place Market. It's a little bit like a maze with several floors and lots of small shops and stalls. We also saw a fish throwing show which unfortunately ended with a fish on the floor...

Pike Place Market
It is worth going there and see fresh local produce and maybe get a chance to hear some music. If you expect low prices then you might get a little bit disappointed though...

Pike Place Market
We planned to meet some friends for lunch and still some time until then so we had a quick stroll on the piers...

Miners Landing
 ... and a stop at Seattle Central Library. The building has been promoted as something very special. It probably was during its creation but my expectations were much higher than what I actually saw. It is a nice place for a quick stop though.

Central Library
Plus there is a huge flower right next to the library!

Seattle seen from the top of an office building
After meeting the friends and seeing their office we headed to one of the Seattle's highlights - Chihuly Garden and Glass. It is located right next to the Space Needle and if you are even a little bit interested in art and (crazy) artists then this is the place to go.

Mandatory Space Needle photo

At Chihuly's garden there is an opposite effect - in reality it looks much more spectacular than on photos.

Chihuly Garden and Glass
Chihuly Garden and Glass

Make sure you also watch the documentary about Chihuly and the glass blowing demonstration.

Chihuly Garden and Glass
The day ended at Kerry Park - a small park from where the most famous Seattle skyline photos are taken. We walked up there and back down but this is not recommended if you are not in a good shape. It is quite a walk and quite an elevation gain!

View from Kerry Park

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