Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bucket List #37 | Seattle Public Library

Our Seattle bucket list is a list of adventures we're hoping to have while Landon studies at the University of Washington for the next several years. To view all of our bucket list posts, click here.

It's pretty. And big. And fully awesome.
My cousin being in town gave us a great excuse to cross something off our list. Chelsea is about 2/3 of the way done with her masters degree in library science, so a visit to the Seattle Public Library was a no-brainer.

The library is positioned pretty much right down town. For some reason, I didn't have huge expectations for this particular excursion. I thought it would be fun to see, but I guess I was expecting another old building that couldn't possibly be as awesome as the UW library.

But it's not at all the same. They don't really compare. The downtown library is a really modern structure with all the frills. And it's hugeness can't be overstated. I've been to the library of congress, and I still think this library belongs in the "big" category. Just sayin'.

Anyway, we rate this one a solid
It was a super fun experience. There is a neat children's area, a gorgeous view from the top, even a gift shop...and it's free! Seriously, I would recommend this as a tourist stop if you have the time. We only had around 45 minutes and wished we could stay longer. Next time we'll probably plan about 2 hours for this.

1 comment:

Catherine said...

ahhh this makes me want to come visit you so bad!!!! I'm going to go start making a plan right now.... ;)