52 Photos: Wide Open Spaces

Space Needle plus mountains

I loved it when they painted the Space Needle “galaxy gold” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair. This is the view I have one block from my apartment. And while I do enjoy a good glimpse of the Needle, it’s always the Olympic mountain range behind it that takes my breath away.

One summer day we overheard two bikers as they passed this view – on a day when the mountains were particularly stunning and the Needle was its usual white. One said to the other: “Wow! Look at the … Space Needle.” We’ve added that to our repertoire of inside jokes!


And a couple of other “wide open spaces”:

I’ve been thinking a lot about Thailand, because it’s been three years now since I visited. This picture was taken in Ayuttaya, out in the countryside:


And this is Mt. Blanc, taken in France:

Mt. Blanc

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8 thoughts on “52 Photos: Wide Open Spaces

  1. Cairn Rodrigues

    When I was in my very early teens, it was my turn to go on a big trip with my grandparents. This was not something I wanted or asked for, but it was my turn. Don’t get me wrong, I love traveling and visiting new places, just not with my grandmother. She and I never got on and the idea of being trapped in a truck with her for a month was not pleasant. We left Sacramento bound for Vancouver Island in Canada, with a few obligatory stops along the way. I was looking forward to seeing the view from the top of the Space Needle, but to this day I don’t even remember what I saw. Having blocked out most of that trip from my memory, perhaps I should retrace our steps someday, fill in the gaps and really see what’s along the way.

    1. slowbloom Post author

      I hope you will come back to Seattle! I find I love looking AT the Space Needle more than looking out from it. Would be more than happy to play tour guide for you, Cairn!

    1. slowbloom Post author

      Thanks so much, Rebecca! And I feel like this picture doesn’t even do the view justice. I hope you will come visit some day!

  2. Lou Knight

    I love that they painted it, looks so much better and wow at the mountain range. The landscape of Thailand looks stunning. I hope you find a way to return one day soon and take lots more amazing piccies!

    1. slowbloom Post author

      Lou, I loved the galaxy gold on the Space Needle. Was quite bummed when they repainted it back to white. Thanks for stopping by! I want to go back to SE Asia. I will find my way!

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