Sleeping in Seattle

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It was really hot summer weather in Seattle, which didn’t really help the sleepy mood I’ve had recently. Still it was great for exploring. I’m a fairly lazy traveller, I like to take my time in the morning (ahem, more like into the afternoon) before heading out. Doesn’t always fare well for me, since a lot of things close early. However I enjoyed my few days and managed to see a wee bit of Seattle – Pike Place Market with its gum wall and fish toss, Seattle Art Museum (free first Thursdays, yay!) and just walking about town enjoying not wearing my coat.

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The view from my hotel window

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Statues outside Whole Foods by Akiko Takamori
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Couldn’t resist these little treats & eats – intrigued by the Bread & Chocolate (oh and the Bixby bar was beautiful), plus Moomins merchandise is always a weakness.

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Lamplight new & used book store

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The famous (or should I say infamous?) gum wall

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The lobby of the Seattle Art Museum

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Leaves (2002) Gloria Tammerr Petyarr – one of my favourite pieces I saw on my visit
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Walu (2008) Tommy Mitchell – another favourite
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Walu (2008) Tommy Mitchell – closeup
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Old Woman Travels (1995) Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri
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The Fable (1977) Philip Guston
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Man and mouse (2011) Chiefgreyhair
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Sea Change (1947) Jackson Pollock
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Grandma Ruby’s Refrigerator (2007) Latoya Ruby Frazier

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The Thames at Lambeth (1914) Lucien Pissarro
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Takpekpe (2006) El Anatsui
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Caterpillar suit I (2007) & Caterpillar suit III (2008) Walter Oltmann

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Frankie to read on the plane to Reykjavik

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