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Seattle: An International Center of Culture

Seattle: An International Center of Culture


When  I was visiting Seattle over the weekend, I witnessed the Boise State Broncos play the University of Washington Huskies.  The two were playing in a much anticipated Week 1 game. When I was there, I discovered an underground music environment, delicious restaurants, and an amazing atmosphere of culture and down time.

The new Husky Stadium

The football game lived up to the hype of last season’s Maaco Bowl finale.  In last year’s bowl game, BSU beat the Huskies 28-26.  I was saddened by this.  This year the Huskies decided to play great football and smashed the Broncos 38-6.  The BSU offense couldn’t stand against the fast paced and physicality of the Huskie defense.  On offense, the Dawgs made every play work, from a deep pass to a routine inside run, they gained yards. In contrast to last year, I was quite excited by the outcome.  After the game I went around town and started looking for an atmosphere I had heard about.

Prior to the football game I had been in Seattle visiting colleges and grandparents.  I had quite a lot of down time to go explore this wonderful city.  While I was there, David Byrne, the lead singer of Talking Heads, performed with St. Vincent and an entire brass band.  This was a delightful experience that I will never forget.  David Byrne really burned the house down with his moves, his music, and his band.  The concert was held at an iconic winery by the name of Chateau St Michelle.  The venue is located amongst the plentiful vines of grapes.  It is also a tremendous outdoor venue with scenery that is pleasing to the eye. It was spectacular.

David Byrne, the lead singer of Talking Heads

After the concert I went to dinner with my grandparents.  They took me to Anthony’s Fish House, a wonderful restaurant with spectacular views.  The restaurant is a renowned regional fish house with the best salmon, fish and chips, and appetizers in the city.  I have grown up liking fish and seafood, so this restaurant was delicious and wonderful.  The view from the outside seating was of the distinct Washington State landmark, Mt. Rainer.  The afterglow of the sunset made the already magnificent sight view breath taking.  Along with great food, Seattle offers some of the best views in the United States.

The last thing I wanted to check out before I left was the local atmosphere. I was told that Mackelmore was born and raised in Seattle, which is a huge bonus for college bound students.  Another huge hit was Alki Beach.  With another Northwest favorite restaurant, Spud’s Fish and Chips, I had to check it out. Alki Beach is a great place for college students to hang out on the weekend, play volleyball, and hang out with friends.  The other spectrum of a down time atmosphere is to try out the Ferris Wheel.  This was a recent addition to the already thriving waterfront. It is a great place to see the Seattle skyline.


Seattle offers all ages’ fun and exciting things to do.  Just one of the many examples is the music, the breath taking views, wonderful restaurants, and a great college hangout.  Seattle is a beautiful city with bountiful opportunities.


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