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US: Seattle, WA – Hammering Man Statue in Seattle

About a dozen Hammering Man statues can be found around the world. This is the one we found in Seattle, WA. Jonathan Borofsky designed these huge kinetic sculptures as a silhouette a man who has a motorized arm and hammer. In each city they are different sizes but always painted black; They symbolize and celebrate workers all over the world.

US: Seattle, WA – Totem in Seattle

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.

US: Seattle, WA – An Eye on Seattle

I think the The London Eye was first. Set up as one of their Millennium Projects, the slow moving ferris wheel gives you a slow moving view of a city. Here we caught a glimpse of it in Seattle down by the waterfront.

US: Seattle, WA – Seattle Views

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With sea, mountains, greenery, and blue skies from so many vantage points, you can see why Seattle has become a place people want to live and visit.

US: Seattle, WA – Strawberry Snack Biringer Farm

Big smiles all around for the yummy layered strawberry shortcake cup from the Biringer Farm food truck in Seattle. Would be nice to see more of this around other cities.

US: Seattle, WA – Seattle Mural

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

US: Seattle, WA – Lovely Lilac Captain America?

This Captain America costume was worn by Rob Brown in 1979. The color was originally blue but has faded over time to this shade of lilac. Eww.

US: Seattle, WA – Spiderman and Stan

At Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA I learned that Spiderman was co-created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1961. Spiderman was an unusual super hero in a few ways. He proved that powers alone do not make a super hero. Also he was a teenager who was still in school. So this comic character was the perfect fantasy vehicle to illustrate the pain and confusion of adolescence. No wonder teenage boys went nuts over him.

US: Seattle, WA – Hugging The Thing

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

US: Seattle, WA – Marvel Comics Exhibit

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.