Tuesday, September 2, 2008
SEATTLE and BELLEVUE!!!
So....I went to visit my sister in Bellevue, Washington in June, and I still haven't posted anything about it. tehe. I took the train. Not only was it a bargain, but I LOVED IT!!! It was so relaxing. I liked it so much, I would take a trip just for the train ride. Plus, all the train stations have these intricate architectural details. I love the charm of old architecture, and the train stations certainly don't disappoint.
This is where my sister, Nicole, works. It's like living in a magazine....it just gleams. She works in this huge design showcasing place, where tons of designers display their pieces ranging from light fixtures, to furniture, to fabric, carpet, rugs, everything you can think of...I think it's 5 stories high, and brimming with the most gorgeous things you could ever imagine.
So, Bellevue is Seattle's eastside neighbor. I know they call Seattle the Emerald City, but its more like Water World. Everywhere you turn there is water, whether it's fountains, bays, waterfalls, streams....it's ever-flowing and glistening. This is a picture taken from the road Nicole drives on everyday to get to work. Serene!
Here I am at the FIRST Starbucks ever!!! Although I don't drink coffee, and I'm sure there are plenty of bad things about Starbucks, I do appreciate how they brought the coffeeshop lifestyle to America. I love to sit in their modern cafes and read while drinking tea. They have really been able to make it popular in the US, and not just Europe.
What do you know, another fountain!
And another one
And another one....in Bellevue. This is among the most beautiful parks ever!!!
This fountain is close to the space needle, and music project. Surrounding it are all these really unique benches. We couldn't resist a photo shoot.
Snow-qual-me falls. I don't know how to spell it, but that's how it's pronounced.
What a fun time!!! I want to go back and visit! I love Bellevue! Thank you Choles!