Archive for the 'History' Category

US: Seattle, WA – Architecture in Seattle,WA

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Seattle’s history of architecture styles can sometimes be glimpsed all at once.

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US: Seattle, WA – Totem in Seattle

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

It’s important to be reminded every so often that we are living on land which belonged to someone else. This totem is down at the waterfront where the Free Seattle walking tours start. That’s the Olympic Mountains in the background.

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US: Seattle, WA – View of Seattle Skyline

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

On the Victoria Clipper in the Puget Sound, you catch the first exciting glimpse of Seattle’s skyline. Do you think Peter Puget who discovered it while on George Vancouver’s expedition, was as excited? Do you see the Space Needle?

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US: Seattle, WA – Is it Seattle or New Georgia?

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

On June 4, 1792 , British Captain George Vancouver ‘s expedition reached where the city of Everett now stands and Vancouver claimed the entire region for England, naming it New Georgia, after King George III.

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US: Seattle, WA – Explorer George Vancouver

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

While searching for the Northwest Passage, British Captain George Vancouver explored this northwest area. On May 19, 1792, Vancouver anchored off what is now Seattle. He sent Lieutenant Peter Puget south to explore what became the body of water named after him, Puget Sound.

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US: Seattle, WA – Hugging The Thing

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

How many times do you get to get a hug from The Thing? Stan got to snuggle up with him at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA

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US: Seattle, WA – Marvel Comics Exhibit

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

The special exhibit all about Marvel Comics was at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture. The museum has a Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

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US: Seattle, WA – Column of Guitars Sculpture: If VI was IX

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

What is pop culture without pop music? At MoPop in Seattle, this floor to ceiling column of guitars by Trimpin is called Roots and Branches and is made up of 700 instruments, 40 custom-made. It is computer controlled – self- playing Trimpin’s compositions.

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US: Seattle, WA – Cartoon Illustration by Hendrix

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

On the back of Jimi Hendrix’s “Love or Confusion” lyrics, this drawing from early 1967 is believed to be by Hendrix and his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham. It depicts his Dylan-esque hair, military jacket, Iron Cross necklace, heeled boots and towering Marshall amplifier stack. It also references his manager, band members, and other groups like the Who and the Beatles.

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US: Seattle, WA – Jimi Hendrix’s Outfit and Guitar

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Jimi Hendrix paraphernalia has a big part to play in the MoPop museum collection in Seattle, WA .

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