Over the past hour (about 21:30 to 22:30 PDST) dozens and dozens of cyclist have gone back and forth past my place, in the dark, on our new bike/walk trail. I’ve never seen anything like it in my 10 years here. Splendid and quite joyous. :) I hope this becomes "a thing" here.
After a long delay when "Bertha" got stuck, things are moving along again. I can't wait for that ugly, unsafe, noisy viaduct to be gone. During a recent walk along the waterfront I could already see the transformation. As the seawall that keeps downtown from sliding into Elliott Bay is replaced parallel to the tunnel, the new waterfront is already emerging.
OK. I am now 99% sure that there is a “Pokestop” in front of my place. WAY too many people stopping and staring at their phones at all hours of the day and night for there not to be. Thankfully the new pedestrian/cycling path is separate from the car traffic. Good to see folks out and about here in suburban couch potato land. Still, I guess I’m just too old to get it. However, I may just try it to see what others are seeing out there.
A Quick Visit to the Restored Seattle King Street Station
From the grand old age of passenger rail travel. I'll do some better shots later. I just had a little time before an appointment. Compared to the previously "mod-ern-ized" mess I was almost lost. Most of the interior was covered for decades under false walls and suspended ceiling tiles. I'm so happy to see this grand old space returned to such splendor.
It is a shame that we are so quick to look the other way when historic buildings fall apart. Then what sucks is that the hipsters move in, fix stuff up, and people complain about the hipsters. Somebody had to fix these places up.
Glad to see the 737 redux. It is the workhorse of much of the industry and was well past needing a refresh. Also glad to see Canada's Bombardier stepping up as well. Not to bad for a "snow machine" company. Also, the Airbus A350 already looks like it's going to be a huge hit. It may make up for the giant fail of the A380. An amazing plane at the wrong time. When airports have to spend fortunes just to reconfigure or build to suite your plane, you've crossed an insurmountable line. Does anyone believe SEA (Boeing Town) would spend money to reconfigure even one gate for an A380?