Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I took some time to visit Seattle, Washington. Needless to say, I left my heart there. Everything about Seattle I fell in love with – from the kind people, to the incredible beach front, city views, it truly took my breathe away.
As soon as I landed at SEA-TAC airport, I was immediately greeted by the cold air (31 degrees fahrenheit to be exact). I bundled up immediately, had a quick bite to eat & left for our place of stay. I must say, one of my favorite parts about this trip was falling asleep & waking up in the city. As soon as I got to the room, I opened up those blinds & they never went down.
Walking around, I really could visualize myself living in Seattle. So much so I started exploring the idea & looking for apartments & jobs! We did all of the “touristy” things of course, such as the Seattle Great Wheel, Seattle Aquarium, and Pikes Place Market but one thing I had not done before & found extremely interesting was their Underground Tour.
The Underground Tour was both incredible & informative. To my surprise, Seattle went through a lot when building itself as a city. Seattle was actually built at sea level which caused tremendous amount of problems when the tide was high. High tide wasn’t the only issue that posed a problem, a giant fire & sewage backup did as well! Photographed below are some of my magnificent findings from this underground world including Seattle’s olden day “crappers” (also known as ‘the toilet’).
Now if you know me, a huge thing on my list to check off was ‘Escala’, where Mr. Christian Grey resides in the infamous 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy. I was BEYOND excited that this building was two blocks away from where we were staying! Every time we passed it & the time I made for viewing this remarkable building, Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” was in my mind, on repeat.
The trip ended on a wonderful note with views from the highest point of Seattle, The Sky View Observatory. Being the tallest building in Seattle & the second tallest building on the west coast, the views were INCREDIBLE. Located at the Columbia tower, elevators took us right to the 73rd floor.