Seattle highlights

My friend Christina and I met up in Seattle last weekend to attend TypeCon. My favorite session was the keynote speech by Lance Wyman, designer of the DC Metro map! In our downtime we got to visit some famous (and some not-so-famous) Seattle landmarks.

Lance Wyman at TypeCon 2016

Lance Wyman at TypeCon 2016

Seattle Central Library

Seattle Central Library

Space Needle, Seattle

View from Space Needle

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Fremont Troll, Seattle

Seattle Underground Tour

Rainier Tower, Seattle

Amazon.com building, Seattle

I booked a late flight back to Utah so I’d have extra time on Sunday to explore. I rode the Monorail over to the EMP Museum, a fantastic way to spend the afternoon. The building was designed by Frank Gehry and is just a cool space to be in. Lots of weird wall shapes and fun building materials.

View of EMP from Space Needle

EMP Museum, Seattle

EMP Museum, Seattle

EMP Museum, Seattle

EMP Museum, Seattle

And yes, we went to Pike Place Market, too!

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MIA is FUN

Minneapolis Institute of Art

The collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Art is so expansive and varied, we went back for a second visit. They had the big names—Seurat, Van Gogh, Goya, Close, O’Keeffe, Magritte—and tons of pieces by unnamed master artisans from ancient China, Japan, Burma, etc, etc, etc.

Tatra T87

Promenades of Euclid, by Magritte

A highlight was the period rooms, which were so well constructed you truly felt like you were in other buildings.

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Minneapolis Institute of Art

A note to my family: Another cool thing was that MIA offers is the book tour, where they take you around and discuss a small sample of pieces based on a book. Guess what the book for July is…MAISIE DOBBS. This portrait was selected to represent Celia (the focus of her first case). At each piece, our guide read us quotes from Maurice. I kid you not.

Minneapolis Institute of Art