Put some Seattle on your desktop
We are getting an early start on summer in the Jet City, and there is nothing like Seattle when the weather is nice. I took this shot of the space needle last night as I was on my way to a theatre adventure. Click it to get the huge image for your desktop.
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Seattle in the far far future
What will Seattle look like if all of the ice sheets melt? Perhaps a silly question. Even if it is a remote possibility, it is so far off in the future that any number of other planet changing events may be even more profound. But just for kicks and giggles, let us put on our sci-fi caps and take a look at what the greater Seattle area would look like after the seas rise 240′. You can click this image for the big one, or head over to Spatialities for even more looks at this crazy world. They also have posters of the maps available.
I think the whole things sets up perfectly for a post-apocalyptic movie. What would the society that lasted through such drastic changes look like? Would Queen Anne and Capitol Island be warring factions? Would you have renegades that inhabit the towers rising up from the sea? How about secret underwater lairs hidden in the shells of the buildings lost to the rising waters? The possibilities are endless, and make the whole project a lot of fun.
A short and sweet Friday treat. Go to the Space Needle website, and scroll, scroll, scroll.
More fun with Google Maps
Yes, that is a charter bus hanging over Interstate 5 in Seattle. You can view the widescreen version of the scene if you click the picture. Or you can go to Google Maps and get the 360° view. It’s a crazy scene, that only gets crazier when you hear the whole story. The Seattle PI has the 2008 accident archived on their site. An iffy bus-route that takes a street that probably should have been closed given the conditions. Two buses that were minutes away from their destination after traveling 175 miles from Moses Lake. The second bus nearly pushed the first over the edge. Fortunately, there were only minor injuries.