US: Seattle, WA – Ferry British Columbia to Seattle, Washington

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The Victoria Clipper is a speedy and fun way to zip across the water from Victoria, British Columbia in Canada to Seattle, Washington in the US. 

US: Seattle, WA – Seattle Mural

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This huge Seattle wall mural is made of colorful mosaic pieces.

US: Seattle, WA – Seattle Space Needle

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Here’s a moody shot of the iconic Space Needle in Seattle looking like something you could make with a giant erector set.

US: Seattle, WA – MoPop’s Space Needle

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No Frank Gehry did not salute the Seattle Space Needle by building it into his architectural plans of MoPop. That’s the actual Space Needle in this tromp l’oeil shot.

US: Seattle, WA – Views of Space Needle

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Seattle’s Space Needle is omnipresent all over the city.

US: Seattle, WA – Seattle Architecture

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Architecture doesn’t always spill out onto the roadway. Here’s a place in modernistic Seattle where it includes the road.

US: Seattle, WA – Rippling Sheet Metal at MoPop

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Architect Frank Gehry’s signature metallic swoops and swirls allow for great sculptural photographs of the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle.

 

US: Seattle, WA – Fantastical Museum in Seattle

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When architect Frank Gehry designs a building, it’s more than a building, it’s a sculpture. Here in Seattle, the Museum of Pop Culture certainly stands out in the city.

US: Seattle, WA – Architecture of Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture

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The fantastical sheet metal walls of MoPop were designed by Frank Gehry. It is often quoted as looking like a smashed electric guitar.¬†Gehry himself had made the comparison, “We started collecting pictures of Stratocasters, bringing in guitar bodies, drawing on those shapes in developing our ideas.”

Despite some critical reviews of the structure, the building has been called “a fitting backdrop for the world’s largest collection of Jimi Hendrix memorabilia.” The outside of the building which features a fusion of textures and colors, including gold, silver, deep red, blue and a “shimmering purple haze,” has been declared “an apt representation of the American rock experience.

 

US: Seattle, WA – Captain of the Star Trek Enterprise

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If you ever wanted to feel like Captain Kirk and sit in his command chair from Star Trek, you can try it out at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture.