Rooftop Gardens! (Seattle Fun Fact #96)

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

If you ever thought the roof of a parking garage in the middle of the city was a strange place to grow veggies, think again! UpGarden P-Patch is the first rooftop community garden in the country, with 98 plots and 30,000 square feet of gardening on top of the Mercer Garage in lower Queen Anne! The garden opened this June and is already yielding crops! Photo: KCTS...

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Fremont Oktoberfest! (Seattle Fun Fact #95)

Posted by on Sep 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

It was Oktoberfest as only the Center of the Universe could do it this past weekend, with pumpkin carving, a street scramble, live music, Dogtoberfest and lots of steins! Check out photos from the festivities here: http://www.seattleweekly.com/slideshow/fremont-oktoberfest-2012-37869911/#1 Photo: Patrick Lennox Wright,...

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GREEK Festival! (Seattle Fun Fact #94)

Posted by on Sep 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

A Seattle tradition since 1960, the St. Demetrios Greek Festival was this weekend in Montlake, complete with authentic cuisine, dancing, a marketplace and wine tasting! Check out this slideshow from the festival, thanks to Seattle Weekly and Jim Bennett! Photo: Joe Mabel...

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Bridges! (Seattle Fun Fact #93)

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

As we are literally surrounded by water, it is no wonder that Seattle Department of Transportation operates over 149 bridges throughout the city. The Fremont Bridge, which opened in 1917, opens an average of 35 times a day! Have you ever been stuck there? It’s the busiest drawbridge in the country! Photo: Seattle Municipal...

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Seattle Music! (Seattle Fun Fact #92)

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

What do Elton John, BB King, Nirvana, Steve Miller Band, Johnny Cash and Bill Nye The Science Guy have in common? Besides being awesome, they all recorded music at Bad Animals recording studio right here in Seattle (and on the Duck tour!). You might be surprised to hear what music has been produced just right around the corner from us! Photo: Andy...

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The Elephant Car Wash (Seattle Fun Fact #91)

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

Sure we have the Space Needle, the EMP building, The Seattle Great Wheel, Pike Place Market, and a gorgeous waterfront, but did you know that the most photographed object in the city is actually the pink Elephant Car Wash sign in downtown Seattle? The first Elephant Car Wash opened in 1951 in Seattle and was the very first automated car wash in the country!  Photo:...

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