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Seattle in May 2005

In May of 2005, I made a return trip to Seattle - the city I had loved so much when I'd visited it in 2003. I was there for business once again, for opted to stay for an entire week, giving me about three days to explore the city better. Although it was a little rainy on my first day there, the weather quickly improved and it ended up being lovely - blue skied and sunny - once again.

This trip was notable for the private tour of the Museum of Flight that I was given, as part of the conference I was attending. I liked the museum so much that I actually visited it again a few days later, although it wasn't quite the same when it was filled with tourists! In addition to that, I re-visited the Woodland Park zoo (one of my favourite places), the aquarium, the Pacific Science Centre, and international fountain, and went on a harbour cruise. It was another lovely trip.

The Space Needle, framed by trees, in the twilight.
The Space Needle, framed by trees, in the twilight.
A view of Seattle at night, from the top of the Space Needle.
A view of Seattle at night, from the top of the Space Needle.
The exterior of the Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, in the evening.
The exterior of the Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, in the evening.
Me inside the main display area in the Museum of Flight, Seattle.
Me inside the main display area in the Museum of Flight, Seattle.
Pier 62 and Pier 63 in Seattle, wet but shining in the sun.
Pier 62 and Pier 63 in Seattle, wet but shining in the sun.
A butterfly on a red flower, in the Pacific Science Center, Seattle
A butterfly on a red flower, in the Pacific Science Center, Seattle
The Medi Vitoria vessel, in Puget Sound, near Seattle.
The Medi Vitoria vessel, in Puget Sound, near Seattle.
The main display area in the Museum of Flight, Seattle.
The main display area in the Museum of Flight, Seattle.
Purple and orange starfish in the Seattle Aquarium.
Purple and orange starfish in the Seattle Aquarium.
One of the Westin Towers, next to the Seattle Center monorail.
One of the Westin Towers, next to the Seattle Center monorail.
Looking up at the Space Needle, illuminated at night.
Looking up at the Space Needle, illuminated at night.
Me next to an old plane, on a private tour of the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
Me next to an old plane, on a private tour of the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
An elephant in the Woodland Park zoo, Seattle.
An elephant in the Woodland Park zoo, Seattle.
An orange butterly on some pink flowers, in the Pacific Science Center, Seattle.
An orange butterly on some pink flowers, in the Pacific Science Center, Seattle.
Bears in their enclosure in Woodland Park zoo, Seattle.
Bears in their enclosure in Woodland Park zoo, Seattle.
A peacock displaying its feathers, in Woodland Park zoo, Seattle.
A peacock displaying its feathers, in Woodland Park zoo, Seattle.
Giraffes on a sunny day in the Woodland Park zoo, Seattle.
Giraffes on a sunny day in the Woodland Park zoo, Seattle.
A herd of Zebras, in the Woodland Park zoo, Seattle.
A herd of Zebras, in the Woodland Park zoo, Seattle.
Inside Pike Place market, in downtown Seattle.
Inside Pike Place market, in downtown Seattle.
The Space needle and a ferris wheel, against a dark blue sky. In Seattle.
The Space needle and a ferris wheel, against a dark blue sky. In Seattle.
The Space Needle behind some purple flowers, against a dark blue sky. Seattle.
The Space Needle behind some purple flowers, against a dark blue sky. Seattle.
Me standing in front of the International Fountain and Space Needle, in Seattle.
Me standing in front of the International Fountain and Space Needle, in Seattle.
The International Fountain, in the Seattle Center, Seattle.
The International Fountain, in the Seattle Center, Seattle.
Inside the Seattle Center, in downtown Seattle.
Inside the Seattle Center, in downtown Seattle.
The whole Seattle skyline, from Puget Sound.
The whole Seattle skyline, from Puget Sound.
Looking out over Puget Sound, from the top of the Space Needle in Seattle.
Looking out over Puget Sound, from the top of the Space Needle in Seattle.
The Space Needle, fountain spray, and sun. Bliss. In Seattle.
The Space Needle, fountain spray, and sun. Bliss. In Seattle.
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