In the 3 year's since moving to Texas, Seattle
has opened Safeco Field, blown up the Kingdome, cleaned up that
mess, and has a new football stadium for the Seahawks almost
finished. The area around the old Kingdome has been totally altered
in the past 3 years. There is now a pedestrian bridge connection
taking you over the King Street Station train transit hub. This
leads to the International District, Seattle's name for its
In the photo above you see the Sounder, that's a
transit train that runs between Tacoma and Everett and is part of the
multi-billion mass transit project approved by voters a few year's ago.
Much of the transit project has been mired in typical Seattle fighting,
the end result of which is usually a vastly improved end product. Next
to the Sounder is the Talgo, a highspeed Amtrak train that runs between
Vancouver and Portland.
The new Seahawk Stadium with the Mariner Stadium, Safeco
Field peeking out on the left.
Another view of the two stadiums. The new football
stadium does not have a retractable roof. In this photo the roof of
Safeco Field is open.
Looking straight into the new football stadium rising
where the Kingdome used to stand with the roof of Safeco Field arching
in the background.
On the left you see part of the new football stadium,
but what we are really looking at here has nothing to do with dumb
jocks. We are standing outside Uijamaya looking at the headquarters of
Amazon.com. A totally Seattle scene, high tech, successful
Internet business located next to the offices of Paul Allen, another
high tech, successful Seattle business entity and one who is largely
to blame or to be praised for the destruction of the Kingdome and for
the vastly nicer new Seahawk stadium.
We mentioned Uijamaya a couple times.
Here is Wanda
picking through some produce in the
grocery store part of the Uijamaya
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