Sunday, March 30, 2014

Seattle: The Republic of Fremont

One of the many fun things about Seattle is seeing all of the many neighborhoods in and around the city. I recently spent a day in Fremont. This area has a high opinion of itself; for one, it tried to secede from Seattle. If you want to experience a fun side to Seattle, this is the place for you.

On your trip, you will encounter a troll under a bridge, a statue Vladimir Lenin brought from Czechoslovakia, a sign post that points to the major points of interest in the neighborhood and the world, and a rocket from the Cold War. Each Sunday, the street market opens up. It has both an indoor and an outdoor shopping area. If you're looking for something old, unique, or both, you must visit the market. This one vendor I saw had photographs of people from the 1930s and 1940s. I couldn't help but think that buying a picture would be remembering the nameless faces for someone.

This area is artsy and eclectic. I enjoyed my day here. 

The Fremont Troll under the Aurora Bridge

Dinosaur topiaries!

Lenin's Statue (notice the flames around him; the statue was found after the 1989 Revolution)

Cold War rocket

Signpost of the Center of the Universe

Sunday Market

Unique finds at the market

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