As the setting of one of my favourite movies, I thought it would be fun to introduce this wonderful city through the medium of verse, paying homage to the poem penned for the movie’s finale. Whilst no-where near a perfect example, it should give you a taste of what wonders await you if you can make time for a visit.
I LOVE the way you over-look
The waters of the Puget Sound
I LOVE the way Mount Rainier looms
For all to see from miles around.
I LOVE your retro Space Needle
And your awesome monorail.
I LOVE your bars like e-Smith Mercantile
I’ll miss your crafty ales.
I LOVE the way you love your food
I LOVE it at Pike Place
I LOVE Biscuit Bitch and Starbucks
Gobbled up without a trace.
I LOVED my trip to the Emerald City:
The seaplanes, the Seahawks and stacks of sockeye.
But mostly, Seattle, I LOVED your charm
And that I’ll miss, much more than a little bit: Time to say goodbye.
WHAT TO DO IN SEATTLE – A VISUAL TOUR
The Warwick Seattle
RECOMMENDED FOOD JOINTS
Biscuit Bitch 1909 1ST Avenue (closed Tuesdays)
Pike Place Market
Shiro’s Sushi 2401 2nd Avenue
Starbucks and Tasting Room 1124 Pike Street
Original Starbucks 1912 Pike Place
Rachel’s Gingerbeer 1610 12th Avenue
Molten Hot Cakes 5427 Ballard Avenue
E-Smith Mercantile 208 First Avenue South
Canon Whiskey and Bitters Emporium 982 12th Avenue
Radiator Whiskey 94 Pike Street
Museum of Flight
Visit REI’s flagship store
Kenmore Air Seaplane Trips
EMP and Monorail
Emerald City Trolley Tours
Century Link Field – Seahawks Football
Visit Kerry Park and Gaswork Park for skyline views
Gumwall, Pike Place
Seattle Public Library
Super Elephant Carwash
If you have the time, there are three National Parks within 3 hours of Seattle: Mount St. Helens, Snoqualmie Falls (Twin Peaks), Mount Rainier, North Cascades and the Olympic National Park (including Twilight country) (more on these in later posts!)