We’ve just done the canal boat tour. Some of the new buildings are stunning. This is the Opera House. Most of the old buildings are also stunning.
Just spent a few hours with my friends Heidi and John in a bar called the Pies & Pints in Seattle on 65th. Can highly recommend it. The chicken pie is really tasty. Not sure what they’re doing with the crust but it’s good…
Boing Boing: Capsule hotels in London’s airports. ‘Yotel has opened capsule hotels in London’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports; they’re modelled on the famous coffin hotels of Tokyo, but bigger and more luxurious, aimed at business-travellers in for a meeting who don’t want to haul ass all the way into London for their hotel. The cabins can be booked in 4h increments.’
For anyone travelling through…
I’m having a sort of “fantasy morning” in downtown Seattle.
It’s quite rare, when Shannon and I visit, that we actually have time at the weekend. Often we’re here Sunday night to Friday night, and making the time to battle our way through traffic on a weekday to spend time in the city is usually not appealing.
I’m here on my own, though, for a short trip and, unusually, I’m going home on a Saturday. I’m killing time before 4:30pm, when I need to be at the airport by visiting some of my favorite haunts, for this area anyway. Breakfast at Etta’s, where Shannon and I had our first date, and I had breakfast on the morning of my wedding with family from the UK. Now I’m taking advantage of free wireless at the Seattle Public Library, sitting comfortably on purple and gray foam chairs, high up in the Reading Room. Over in the corner where the guy in yellow is in this photo (taken last year):
This place is so stunning and inspiring. Over a year after its opening the huge open spaces are still respectfully quiet, and the changes in texture and shapes make each area feel private and small. I’m not sure how I follow this up, with 4 more hours still to kill.
I’ve finally found a cool replacement album template to show these shots of Kefalonia. It’s in Flash, unfortunately, so I can’t link to individual shots, but that’s the price you pay for cool simplicity.
Anyway, this was a week long vacation on the island that’s supposedly the home of Odysseus. It’s spelt many ways (for example, also known as Cephalonia). I seem to have spelt it wrong anyway in a few places.
Shannon and I went on a great hike yesterday, along the South Coast of Dorset, near Corfe Castle. Weather was kind, but the route was muddy. Fortunately we’d learnt from the last trip to be a little more prepared. It snowed and our feet got very wet and cold that time. This time we had good boots, and even gaiters, which I can highly recommend.
After the walk we stopped at a pub and sat outside for a pint (naturally). This cockerel was strutting around with his lady friends looking very proud and threatening. Respect.
If I can ever figure out how Amex books it’s seats in the first place, I can use SeatGuru.com to figure out where the best seats are on the flight to Seattle.