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Moar postcards

Another two postcards arrived this week. Still waiting for the final one, but seeing as I don't know the person who sent it, there is no baited breath involved.

Thank you alexpgp! This made me feel better about our rush hours :). Luckily, I don't drive, so I only have to sometimes deal with the rush hour in the metro (it happens as well now, they say metro is working at 110% capacity). Gone are the days I still remember when I was little when you could go down into the underground in summer just to cool off. Now it's stuffy and full most of the time.

Thank you majesticarky! I have never been to Seattle, but the space needle looks like a place to visit. Do they have an observation area up there?


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Oct. 4th, 2015 08:18 pm (UTC)
They do. But the observation deck at the Columbia Tower (the tall black one right behind the Needle) is way cooler, as it's on the 73rd floor if I remember correctly.
Oct. 4th, 2015 08:30 pm (UTC)
A-ha. Thank you!
Oct. 4th, 2015 09:42 pm (UTC)
Oh cool you finally got mine. Takes forever, bad Russian post!

Yes, there's an observation tower at the top of the space needle. You can see a good view of the entire city from there, and guides will point out some places that were featured in movies or tv shows : ).
Oct. 6th, 2015 03:59 pm (UTC)
Sometimes it does, yes :/.

Is the guided tour included in the visit?
Oct. 6th, 2015 06:15 pm (UTC)
Not really, no, but there are guides and docents all around. You get a short lecture when you take the elevator up, and there are docents all around for any questions people may have. You can listen to them answer others' questions or ask them to point out things for you. I think you actually get to see/experience a lot for the price, so it definitely is something you should do if you come to Seattle.
Oct. 5th, 2015 06:38 pm (UTC)
The first one! So cheesy~~~
Oct. 6th, 2015 03:57 pm (UTC)
I think we have different definitions of cheesy :).

I would say the second was cheesier, because it looks like a standard view of the city.

For example, this picture of Moscow Kremlin look cheesy to me (there are thousands taken from this point of view, boring angle, boring composition, too-bright, too cheery colours, no image depth), while this one very much is not (even though it does not show as much of the Kremlin, haha).

So, could you please explain why you find the first image cheesy? (This is not idle interest, an LJ friend has recently posted a number of the 80s songs she finds cheesy and that spiked my interest in this word.)
Oct. 6th, 2015 06:18 pm (UTC)
LOL oh you and your continuing conundrum with "cheesy". My postcard was very standard, but something that basic isn't exactly cheesy. I dunno maybe just non-original or something XD. Actually I think that Moscow postcard is gorgeous. There are postcards like that and you get me a piece of wood?? LOL jk jk. I liked my postcard a lot, but I guess I like more of the typical kinds of "cheesy" postcards more? I'm very basic, I like pretty pictures : ).
Oct. 6th, 2015 10:52 pm (UTC)
You can get as many of those other postcards as you like, but that piece of wood you won't get anywhere else anymore :P
Oct. 6th, 2015 11:05 pm (UTC)
ah yes my special piece of wood that did look more beaver-like the more I looked at it : ).
Oct. 10th, 2015 05:43 pm (UTC)
Haha, interesting!

I guess what I meant is that the humour in the first one is really cheesy. Not necessarily the image itself. I agree that the second one is cheesy as well, but then we're talking about the aesthetic.

The second postcard and the first picture you're linking have the same kind of quality to them, but I'd describe them more as 80's/90's postcard quality than cheesy! Not sure why :D To me, "cheesy" relates more to humour than appearance.
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