We're going to move OUTSIDE Seattle today. First we'll hit Ballard Locks, which connects the Puget Sound via the Ship Canal to Lakes Union and Washington. We weren't there long because the weather was cold and rainy but hit just at the right time to see some vessels large and small go through the locks.
I thought this one was especially charming.
Some very groovy sculpture at the locks.
After seeing Ballard, where fish climb ladders we went to Fremont so we cold climb a troll.
I went mining for gold.
Fremont is a funky place. I mean that in a good way. Lots of art. Lots of grooviness. There's a giant statue of V. I. Lenin even. Apparently the statue was purchased by a local artist who saw it in a news picture after it had been toppled as the communist regime unraveled. He recognized the tremendous skill in producing the work and wanted to preserve it not so much because he was a fan on Lenin but because he hated to see the product of a skilled artist destroyed.
This plaque was at Lenin's feet. I can't even venture a guess as to why or what it means.
Even the sidewalks in Fremont are groovy.
Another day, Logo took me on a winery tour. That was a first for me and I learned a few things in between watching a tour guide become increasingly irritated with a bozo of a tourist and watching the antics of said tourist.
Which winery? Well, my own, of course.
And since it was my chateau I went out amongst the vines with my camera...I have to inspect my grapes don't I?