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[[Seattle]]'s [[Seattle/Fremont | Fremont]] district, which bills itself as "The Center of the Universe", is known for its quirky atmosphere. Its landmarks are the Fremont rocket, the Fremont troll, and the bronze statue of Lenin.
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[[Seattle]]'s [[Seattle/Fremont | Fremont]] district, which bills itself as "The Center of the Universe", is known for its quirky atmosphere (although the recent arrival of several major corporate tenants, including Adobe Systems, has somewhat undercut its bohemian image). Its landmarks are the Fremont Rocket, the Fremont Troll (under the Aurora Bridge, with an actual Volkswagen clutched in its hand), the bronze statue of Lenin (imported from Slovakia), and "Waiting for the Interurban", a statue of five people (and a dog) waiting for the trolley that has not existed since the 1930s.
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If you happen to be in Seattle around the Summer Solstice, on the weekend closest to the solstice, Fremont has one of the city's best street fairs and (Saturday, around noon) a truly great parade, with hundreds, perhaps thousands, of elaborately costumed participants, with no signage (strongly discouraging commercial participation), and with only human-powered floats.
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The neighborhood also hosts outdoor movies on Friday and Saturday evenings in the summer, and a Sunday crafts market that is usually outdoors in the summer and in a covered parking lot in the winter.

Revision as of 04:25, 7 June 2004

Seattle's Fremont district, which bills itself as "The Center of the Universe", is known for its quirky atmosphere (although the recent arrival of several major corporate tenants, including Adobe Systems, has somewhat undercut its bohemian image). Its landmarks are the Fremont Rocket, the Fremont Troll (under the Aurora Bridge, with an actual Volkswagen clutched in its hand), the bronze statue of Lenin (imported from Slovakia), and "Waiting for the Interurban", a statue of five people (and a dog) waiting for the trolley that has not existed since the 1930s.

If you happen to be in Seattle around the Summer Solstice, on the weekend closest to the solstice, Fremont has one of the city's best street fairs and (Saturday, around noon) a truly great parade, with hundreds, perhaps thousands, of elaborately costumed participants, with no signage (strongly discouraging commercial participation), and with only human-powered floats.

The neighborhood also hosts outdoor movies on Friday and Saturday evenings in the summer, and a Sunday crafts market that is usually outdoors in the summer and in a covered parking lot in the winter.

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