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Free Seattle: Parades

13 Mar

Drums

Did you know parades were originally a chance for rulers to display their military might and authority?

Eventually they became associated with festivals and holidays. People used them for a chance to socialize, witness a spectacle, and have fun (as they still do).

They say the original Macyโ€™s Day Parade (1924) was the first to use blatant advertising. I would argue the aforementioned rulers were using it for their own “advertising” long before that. But I degress…

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Free Seattle: Gasworks Park

11 Jul

Gasworks Park Seattle

Continuing with my “Free Seattle” series, this week we head to Gasworks Park: land of stark contrasts, kite flying, frolic-worthy hills, and 270-degree views.

Perks:

  • Free
  • Lots of wind for kite flying
  • Great view of Lake Union and downtown
  • Some of the best picture-taking in the city

What to Do:

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