28 November 2009
My latest bag which is actually a pouch/case...great for holding your stuff in your purse like cosmetics or pencils and pens or anything else.
I was inspired by 'Charlie Brown Christmas' for the trees, and Lulu of course, for the dog. I used sequins and lace for snow, and buttons for tree ornaments. It is in my shop and I am also having a 'Holiday Sale'. My other shop 'talkofthetown' has a free shipping sale too.
I'll leave you with a funny Lulu photo. Those beagles...comical dogs!
21 November 2009
16 November 2009
And so ends the photos of Seattle...hope you enjoyed the show!
15 November 2009
14 November 2009
and here's a few more photos of downtown:
I was very interested to learn that Seattle was built up after a terrible fire back in the 1880s's. Much of the city was destroyed and they built the city up on top of the old city. There is an underground tour, that i would have like to have taken. Here is some info about it:
The Great Seattle Fire of 1889, a town founded on mostly soggy tide flats whose streets would, whenever the rains came, bloat deep enough with mud to consume dogs and small children.
After the fire, which destroyed some 25 square blocks of mostly wooden buildings in the heart of Seattle, it was unanimously decided that all new construction must be of stone or brick masonry. The city also decided to rise up from the muck in which its original streets lay.
It was this decision that created the Underground: The city built retaining walls, eight feet or higher, on either side of the old streets, filled in the space between the walls, and paved over the fill to effectively raise the streets, making them one story higher than the old sidewalks that still ran alongside them.
Building owners, eager to capitalize on an 1890s economic boom, quickly rebuilt on the old, low, muddy ground where they had been before, unmindful of the fact that their first floor display windows and lobbies soon would become basements. Eventually, sidewalks bridged the gap between the new streets and the second story of buildings, leaving hollow tunnels (as high as 35 feet in some places) between the old and new sidewalks, and creating the passageways of today’s Underground.Tomorrow's photos: Bainbridge Island. It was a 30 minute ferry from Seattle, a lovely island community.
13 November 2009
A few facts:
The Space Needle is a major landmark of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and a symbol of Seattle.
The Space Needle was built to withstand severe earthquakes by doubling the building code of 1962. But an earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter Scale jolted the Needle enough in 2001 for water to slosh out of the toilets in the restrooms. The Space Needle can escape serious structural damage during earthquakes of magnitudes below 9.
Here is a video i shot from the Observation Deck:
12 November 2009
Some of the coffee places are nameless, and i apologize since i forgot to get a card or remember the names of places.
This coffee shop had a french flair...oui oui! It had amazing sweet buns and every day they feature a bun of a certain flavour.
This is the original Starbucks coffee shop, started in 1971 i was told. They started out just selling just the beans back then. I went inside but didn't order anything, as i had just finished a mochachino at Stella's on 1st Ave.
Stella coffee house was my fave! It was on 1st Ave on the way to Pike Place Mk and it was the perfect coffee place...great music, nice baristas, and a cool vibe. Brick walls, hardwood floors, a fabulous chandelier, marble tables and red walls. Plus i got to chat with the owner, who witnessed me snapping photos and asked me if i was working for Starbucks..hehe.
barrista why there were so many coffee houses in Seattle. She said the rainy weather was a definite factor. We were lucky, since we had two full days of sun though, but our last day was rainy, blustery and destroyed my favorite umbrella.
Tomorrow's photos: The Space Needle!