- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
Visit Seattle, USA
Visit Pike Place Market, the oldest farmers market in the U.S. and site of the first Starbucks. Ask about tours with a Four Seasons chef to sample fresh produce and get tips on recognizing top quality. The market also sells antiques and goods from around the world.
Explore the huge, daring and diverse collection at the Seattle Art Museum. You’ll find displays of Native American and modern Pacific Northwest art, an outdoor sculpture park, and a separate museum devoted entirely to Asian art.
Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle has become Seattle’s most famous icon. Equivalent in height to a 60-storey building, the tower gives 360-degree views of skyscrapers, mountains and sea. For a different perspective, visit the Space Needle at night to enjoy a virtual galaxy of lights. Also a part of the city’s skyline is the Seattle Great Wheel. Situated on the waterfront, the 175-foot (53-metre) observation wheel allows you to see across Elliot Bay on one side and downtown Seattle on the other.
It’s easy to get in touch with the rustic charm of the Pacific Northwest. Just take the 35-minute ferry across Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island, with its earthy arts community, trendy cafés and hiking trails that weave through the Bloedel Reserve.
With imagination-stretching architecture by Frank O. Gehry, the EMP Museum showcases rare artefacts from pop music history and encourages visitors to create their own music with interactive displays such as Sound Lab and On Stage.