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The dinosaurs that escaped extinction

If you’re ever in Seattle’s Fremont neighbourhood, keep your eyes peeled for two dinosaurs who cheated death and went on to live long, happy lives along the banks of the ship canal. The mother and baby dinosaurs were part of an … Continue reading

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Bernini’s Little Elephant

You don’t have to look far to find Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s legacy in Rome. Evidence of his genius is everywhere, from the fountain at the base of the Spanish Steps to the sculptures in the Chigi chapel and the Ponte Sant’Angelo. … Continue reading

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La Bocca della Verità

At the foot of Rome‘s Aventine Hill, not far for the Tiber River, lies a medieval church by the name of Chiesa di Santa Maria in Cosmedin. It was built in the 8th century but revamped in the 12th century when … Continue reading

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Lenin versus Lennon

I’ve written before about Fremont, with its Troll and Billy Goats, and its homage to Casablanca, but there are many more landmarks in this Seattle neighbourhood.  One of the most unexpected is a giant statue of Vladimir Lenin, casting an … Continue reading

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Witness Trees

When the first US land surveys were underway in the 1800s and land was being parceled up and distributed amongst settlers, the corners of each section and quarter section were marked either by a post erected on prairie land; or … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Illuminated

After my twirl around Seattle’s giant, glowing, singing flowers, I am looking at a few other illuminated sights I’ve spotted on my travels. First up, the amazing illuminated Multiverse walkway at the National Gallery of Art in DC. Here’s a bike … Continue reading

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Sonic Bloom

There’s a fabulous new art exhibit at Seattle Center that I’m hoping is here to stay because it’s so much fun. Created by artist and sculptor Dan Corson, Sonic Bloom consists of five giant solar-powered flowers reaching up to 40 … Continue reading

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The Legend of Snoqual

I have travelled the stretch of I-90 that leads east from Seattle over Snoqualmie Pass so many times that I can close my eyes and see each twist and turn of that heavenly climb into the Cascade Mountains. I’ve also … Continue reading

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Trolls and Billy Goats

Trolls have a nasty habit of skulking around in dark places such as caves or the underbelly of bridges. Rumours of troll sightings have been floating around the Fremont neighbourhood of Seattle since the Aurora Bridge first went up in … Continue reading

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Seattle Central Library

If you’re looking for a free and exhilarating adventure in Seattle, go explore the avant-garde wonder that is Seattle Public Library’s Central Library. Located right in the heart of downtown, between Spring and Madison streets and Fourth and Fifth avenues, … Continue reading

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