The City of Rain

Yesterday I had the chance to see the city from the observation deck of the Seattle Needle, 500 feet above the ground. Fortunatelly the weather cleared just in time to have a good view over the entire city. However, the wind on the side with to the gulf is so strong, you can hardly breath.

Seattle downtown seen from the observation deck of the Space Needle

I also visited the SF Museum, that exibits manuscripts, books, comics, costumes, weapons or robots from movies. I have seen there the hand and skull of robot Terminator, from the movie Terminator 2, tricorder and phases from Star Trek, the tunic wore by William Shatner as the captain of the first Enterprise ship, his chair and the auto-destruction deck, the light sabers used by Mark Hamil as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: A New Hope and David Prowse as Darth Vader in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, or the loader machine used by Sigourney Weaver as Lt. Ripley in Aliens when fighting with the alien queen. It was very interesting to see all that stuff put altogether.

At the Science Museum I had the chance to meet scientists involved in a project of monitoring the ice at the Arctic. They presented the work they do there, asking people questions and showing the tools they use. That allowed me to get inside of one of the tents they used during one expedition.

As for yesterday evening I have successfully made contact with Siddhartha Rao and Guido Stercken, fellow MVPs from GodeGuru, and both from Germany. I’m looking forward to meeting all the others today.

Me, Sid and Guido having an Alaskian beer in the lobby of Westin

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