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The space needle was built for the 1962 world’s fair. when it opened for, the tower drew almost 20,000 visitors a day. there were over 2.3 million visitors over the duration of the fair. these days it receives more than a million visitors annually, and is the most popular tourist attraction in the northwest. πŸ“· by @r3z13 #seattle #seattlewa #seattlewashington #washingtonstate #pacificnorthwest #spaceneedle #spaceneedleseattle #spaceneedleview #downtownseattle

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If someone complains about the rain in seattle, surprise them with this interesting fact: seattle's annual rainfall is less than that of houston, chicago and new york city. πŸ“· by @siglivetoeat #seattle #seattlewa #seattlewashington #washingtonstate #downtownseattle #pacificnorthwest #seattlelove #seattlebound #rainyclouds #stormyskies #stormynight

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Seattle is a derivative of the indian name “sealth.” sealth was a chief of the suquamish tribe at the time the first white settlers arrived in 1851. πŸ“· by @instavisuals #seattle #seattlewa #seattlewashington #washingtonstate #downtownseattle #pacificnorthwest #seattlelove #seattlebound #electric_shotz

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Did you know...pike place market is home to nearly 500 residents who live in 8 different buildings throughout the market. most of these buildings have been low income housing in the past; however, some of them no longer are, such as the livingston baker apartments. the market is run by the quasi-government pike place market preservation and development authority (pda). πŸ“· by @jennahutson #pikeplacemarket #seattle #seattlewa #seattlewashington #cityofseattle #washingtonstate #pacificnorthwest #seattlesunset

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Today seattle has two downtown cruise terminals and is a major departure port for alaska and pacific northwest cruises. πŸ“· by @yeroview #seattle #seattlewa #seattlewashington #washingtonstate #seattle_instagram #seattlegram #pacificnorthwest #seattleskyline #cityofseattle

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I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. i make mistakes, i am out of control and at times hard to handle. but if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. - marilyn monroe πŸ“· by a m.aryam #seattle #seattlewashington #seattlewa #valentinesday #valentineday #loveislove #loveintheair #loveyouguys #pacificnorthwest #washingtonstate

comment 4 star 780 6 days ago

Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow, that i shall say good night till it be morrow. -william shakespeare πŸ“· by @heroclip #seattle #seattlewa #seattlewashington #washingtonstate #seattle_instagram #seattlegram #pacificnorthwest #seattleskyline #cityofseattle #shakespeare #shakespearequotes

comment 16 star 3,308 1 weeks ago

The seattle area developed into a technology center beginning in the 1980s, with companies like microsoft becoming established in the region. internet retailer amazon was founded in seattle in 1994. the stream of new software, biotechnology, and internet companies led to an economic revival, which increased the city's population by almost 50,000 between 1990 and 2000. πŸ“· by @p_a_r_l_i_e_r #cityofseattle #seattle #seattlewa #seattlewashington #washingtonstate #cityview #mtranier #spaceneedle #seattlelove #seattleliving

comment 40 star 7,301 2 weeks ago

Logging was seattle's first major industry, but by the late 19th century, the city had become a commercial and shipbuilding center as a gateway to alaska during the klondike gold rush. πŸ“· by @maxgon #seattlewa #seattle #seattlewashington #washingtonstate #pacificnorthwest #pacificnorthwestisbest #washingtonstate #sunsets #sunsetinseattle

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Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. - francis of assisi πŸ“· by @andvalan #seattle #seattlewa #seattlewashington #washingtonstate #seattle_instagram #seattlegram #pacificnorthwest #foggynight

comment 56 star 8,979 2 weeks ago

Seattle is the birthplace of rock musician jimi hendrix, as well as the bands nirvana, pearl jam, soundgarden, alice in chains, foo fighters and the alternative rock movement grunge. πŸ“· by @andvalan #seattle #seattletrip #seattlewa #seattlewashington #cityview #washingtonstate #grunge #jimihendrix #pearljam #foofighters

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Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. -marilyn monroe πŸ“· by @bokeh.rang #seattle #seattlewa #seattlelife #seattlewashington #downtownseattle #greatview #speechlesstravels #pacificnorthwest #washingtonstate

comment 87 star 8,027 2 weeks ago

"smarty pants" facts...a movement by women arose from seattle during the depression. fueled by eleanor roosevelt’s book it’s up to the women, women pushed for recognition, not just as housewives, but as the backbone to family. using newspapers and journals working woman and the woman today, women pushed to be seen as equal and receive some recognition. πŸ“· by @navidbaraty #seattle #seattlelife #seattlewa #seattlewashington #seattletrip #seattlebound #pacificnorthwest #pacificrim #washingtonstate #womenhistory #womenempowerment #seattlewomen

comment 8 star 2,780 2 weeks ago

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. - edmund hillary πŸ“· by @ryanjditch #seattle #seattlewa #seattlewashington #seattleskyline #mtranier #greatview #pacificnorthwest #washingtonstate

comment 33 star 6,077 2 weeks ago

Seattle was the host of the century 21 exposition, better known as the 1962 world's fair. the seattle space needle was constructed for the fair. πŸ“· by @nickleeartistry #seattle #seattlewa #seattlewashington #downtownseattle #seattlewinter #seattlelife #dtseattle #washingtonstate #pacificnorthwest

comment 29 star 5,620 3 weeks ago

Did you know...mount rainier became a national park in 1899 and is the united state's fifth national park. the mountain is 14,410 feet tall. mount rainier is an active volcano that last erupted about 1,000 years ago. πŸ“· by @alberthbyang #seattle #seattlewa #seattlewashington #downtownseattle #mtrainier #seattlescene #seattlelife #washingtonstate #didyouknow #glacier

comment 83 star 10,514 3 weeks ago

It's only when you're flying above it that you realize how incredible the earth really is. - philippe perrin πŸ“· by @jeneecurran #seattle #seattlewa #seattlewashington #dtseattle #downtownseattle #droneshots #aerialshot #pacificnorthwest #pacificnorthwestisbest

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A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams. - herb caen πŸ“· by @eschbacher_photography #seattle #seattlewa #seattlewashington #twilghtscapes #cityscape #downtownseattle #nightsky #pacificnorthwest #pacificnorthbest

comment 23 star 3,586 3 weeks ago