To cure a case of cabin fever we took our sons to the top of the Space Needle. They had never been and they have a fascination for architecture and the Space Needle in general. We figured the elevator ride alone would be fascinating. They ended up loving the view of the buildings below and didn't want to leave. My husband proposed to me up there ten years ago this month, so the Space Needle is special to us, too.
Since the proposal was the last time we'd visited, there was many positive changes. They now have the biggest touchscreen in the world you can play around on and other screens where you can see close-up views from the streets below. Also, before visitors enter the elevator to ride to the top, they get your photo taken. They are then handed a ticket they can scan from the observation deck and share the photo to their friends. They have at least ten of these kiosks where you can do this. I emailed my photo to myself but I never received it. Luckily, when I returned home I was able to go to their website for the photos, here. Then I entered the eighteen digit number on my ticket and not only accessed my photo but there were many different Seattle backgrounds to choose from. Plus I could download as many different ones as I wanted.
There were people everywhere because it is the holiday season and everyones out and about, but I loved the view of downtown from above. It's always nice to gain a different perspective from time to time and to enjoy the views in our own backyard.