Happy 50th birthday to the Seattle Space Needle, so much a part of our world here near Seattle, Washington.
For Teacup Thursday, Vintage Thingie Thursday and Share Your Cup Thursday (please see the links at the end of the post), I have a souvenir teacup of the Space Needle from the 1960s that was made in Japan.
I really love souvenir china for that snapshot of special times and places.
The Space Needle was designed as the futuristic icon of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. Although, as is often the case with far thinking, ahead of it's kind designs, the Space Needle was thought by many to have been a waste of money and a terrible design, it has etched it's way into everyone's view of what Seattle is.
An old postcard from the World's Fair site artist's drawing
The local favorite "Bubbleator" elevator...now a greenhouse in someone's back yard in Ballard, WA, I think...
The monorail that still moves between Seattle Center and the downtown hotel and shopping core. It's fun to ride!
Although the World's Fair is mostly forgotten, several things remain including the buildings that are now the aquarium, Pacific Science Center, the monorail and the area called Seattle Center that now houses the Chihuly Garden Of Glass.
The Chihuly exhibit even rated a shout out on Monday Night Football Seahawks game this week....cool!!!
Cake from Jacqui's Cakes
Interesting Space Needle and World's Fair websites:
Main Seattle World's Fair website: HERE
Happy 50th Birthday, Space Needle website: HERE
I am joining these great blogs:
Miss Spenser ~ http://missspensersblog.blogspot.com/
Coloradolady ~ http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Mrs. Olson ~ http://jannolson.blogspot.com/
Share Your Cup Thursday