This one is short, I need some time to crop pictures and get a couple big posts going, so only 2 photos here.
After the museum, we wanted lunch, so we headed to a place my cousin and her boyfriend knew, called the 5 Point Cafe. The place is best described as a dive, and sadly I didn’t think to take a photo of it. Food was good though, I finally tried a Woodchuck hard cider, which wasn’t bad at all.
Apparently the men’s bathroom has a “periscope” which isn’t exactly like it sounds. Rather, it’s a chimney of sorts that’s open at the top, with a piece of glass in the bottom. My cousin’s boyfriend said you can see a tree.
The women’s bathroom was full of interesting grafitti. I love bars and dives, and little holes in the wall, because the bathrooms always have the most interesting grafitti. It’s one thing I learned driving cross country. The other thing I learned is men make better bathroom grafitti than women.
Here’s the statue proper, which apparently weighs between 300 and 400 pounds, and it about 100 years old. He’s up on a big block of rock, I don’t know if it’s to elevate him, or just make it harder for vandals to get to him.
Around him is a pool, with 4 bear fountain heads. He ends up about 8 feet above the base of the pool, if you were crazy enough to wade into it. I wasn’t.
Here’s one of the bear fountain heads. Pet and I joked that it should be named Mozzie, in honour of our cat, who drools a steady stream if you’ll let him. No joke, my cat will drip from the top of his 4 foot tall cat perch, to the floor, in a steady stream. It’s both endearing, and really disgusting.
After lunch, my cousin and her boyfriend took off for a reddit meetup, and Pet and I went on the hunt for a glass blowing studio not far from the 5 Point Cafe. We ended up locating the Seattle Glass Blowing Studio.
I’ve never blown glass, but I want to. And having gone to that glass blowing studio, I REALLY want to learn. Pet and I must have spent a half hour there watching them blow glass. The back is set up with several workstations, and there were 3 or 4 people working glass. There’s a ropes off area that lets you observe, and it was fascinating to watch them work the glass.
They also have a shop, and Pet and I wandered it for a while. There was a beautiful glass gourd I wanted, but I was trying to watch both my money, and the amount of knock knacks I collect. Now that I’m home all the time, it’s too easy to acquire stuff you really don’t need.
After the glass blowing, Pet and I decided to head back to the Pacific Science Center, and see if we could get re entry to check out a couple things. Instead, we ended up in my favorite museum of the entire trip – Chihuly Garden and Glass.
But, that’s another post. Part 5 and 6, if I don’t miss my guess.