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Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:45 pm

Nrthwnd wrote:How long was the "round trip" on the Wheel?

Um...I honestly don't know. Sort of a standard amount of time for a normal Ferris Wheel? Like, 5 minutes, maybe? Nothing crazy.

I wish I had a better answer. But thank you for all your support!

Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:53 pm

^ That's cool. When you're enjoying yourself like that, time doesn't really matter. :wink:

Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:07 am

Bruce Lee and Brandon Lee are buried alongside each other in the Lake View Cemetery in Seattle, Washington, and the site has become a sort of mini tourist attraction in and of itself.

Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:55 pm

Luna Park Cafe

Designed by Charles Looff, Seattle's Luna Park operated from 1907 to 1913 on the site of what is now Anchor Park in West Seattle. About two miles away, in 1989, an existing West Seattle neighborhood tavern closed, rebranded, and reopened as a tribute to that bygone era.
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Having become a bit of a West Seattle institution, the Luna Park Cafe can attract quite a crowd.
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Luckily, there are photo opportunities. We couldn't quite figure this one out, though. Our best guess is that you're supposed to stand next to it...?
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Okay, so it's less "specifically Luna Park memorabilia" and more "kitschy crap on the wall," but still.
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I took this photo* of Luna Park.

*(of a photo on the wall)
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Allegedly the world's largest guitar. But even without Googling it, I have some doubt.
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The menu gives you some history of Luna Park, "the Coney Island of the West."
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I don't think even Elvis would've had a milkshake with his peanut butter, bacon, and banana waffle.

Elvis was a little bitch.
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It does like the authentic Batmobile...but I don't remember ever seeing Batman wear a red top hat....
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Down the road a bit stands Anchor Park. Luna Park was quite a bit larger and went out over the water more. They say that when the tide is low enough, you can see the old pilings--but, frankly, I'm just not that patient.

I mean, I'll wait a cycle to get a train in my shot, but that's some Gwazi-level shite right there.
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Was this update stupid? Yeah, probably. But, until a few months ago, I didn't even know that there had been a Luna Park in Seattle. So now you know, too!

Unless you already knew.

Crap, everyone knew that except me, didn't they?

The waffle was good.

Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:28 pm

But - wouldn't the world's largest guitar be at...Hollywood Studios? :mickey:

Great look at a really home-grown place to visit. Seattle has some awesome kitschy places to see.
Best Wishes w/ Happy Dishes!
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:26 am

I like that they threw some shade at Coney Island that it "burned down", yeah that had a lot to do with Luna Park in Seattle closing!!!

Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:23 pm

That's cool, I didn't know about this place. I think I'd like Seattle if I ever get to go there. You've been to some really interesting places that I think I'd enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:18 am

What a neat find! Thanks for sharing!

Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:42 pm

On the corner of 4th and Blanchard, in Downtown Seattle, there is a 17-foot tall statue of a Popsicle. And this is a photo of it.

Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:26 pm

Luna Park Cafe was okay. It was fun seeing all of the old park photos on the walls. I wish Seattle had home park to go to.
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