Space Needle at the 50th anniversary
Seattle World's Fair
The Century-21 Exposition, also known as the 'Seattle World's Fair' was
held from April to October 1962
in Seattle. Nearly 10 million people attended the fair.Unlike some other
World's fairs of its era, Century-21
made a profit. As planned, the exposition left behind fairground and numerous public buildings and public
works; some credit it, with revitalizing Seattle's economic and cultural
life. The fair saw the construction
of Space Needle and monorail, as well as several sports venues and performing
(L) A commemorative postage stamp 1962 (M) Monorail is cerebrating 50 golden
(R) A round-trip ticket of the Seattle's Monrail
(L) The entrance to monorail station (R) Westlake downtown terminal and
a monorail train
(L) Monorail tracks with the Space Needle visible, in the distance.
(M) The monorail passes through the EMP ( Experience Music Project ) building.
(R) The Space Needle terminal station
Monorail trucks at Seattle in the evening
Seattle skyline, which is viewed from the Space Needle, photographed in
(L) A ticket of the monorail in Seattle (R) The monorail train departs
from the third floor of Westlake Center Mall.
The 'Seattle World's Fair' was held from April to October 1962 in Seattle.
The writer attended to this historical
event in July 1962. I was drawn to the stage of the venue, and participated in the demonstration of the newly
developed fax to send a compressed image to others, writing the content
in Japanesee. When the message
was transmitted to the other side, a storm of the applause has broken out.
It was a feeling that I want to bury
my head in shame. Since then, exactly, fifty years has passed.
Downtown Seattle: Smith Tower and Columbia Tower Club
A Carriage tour in the street of Seattle, $25 for a 15-minute ride.
(L) Bank of America Fifth Avenue Plaza (R) Interstate expressway 5, for
the direction to Tacoma and Portland
(L) Vancouver, Canada is only three hours driving distance from Seattle.
However, it may take extra one hour to arrive there.
(R) Sea port of Seattle is the ninth largest US seaport in terms of dollar
Cruise passengers were beyond 800,00 per annum, mainly for the 7-day Alaska
No smoking is allowed in a public indoor space. However, Washington-state
senators have approved a plan
that would allow cigar and pipe smoking at a limited number of establishments. The plan would permit up
to 100 cigar lounges and500 retail tobacco shops to allow smoking. Cigarettes
would still be banned.
Source: The Seattle Times, May 17, 2011
(L) A policeman on bicycle (R) A tobacco shop at downtown, Seattle
Indoor and outdoor smoking ban in Seattle
(L) Lonely smokers on a Seattle's street (R) No-smoking notice posted in
the city of Seattle
University of Washington Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center is one of the nations leading academic
medical centers, which
provides highly specialized in medical care in areas such as cardiology,
high-risk pregnancy and neonatal
intensive care, oncology, orthopedics and organ transplantation. Patients travel from across Washington,
Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho for these specialized services.
Harborview Medical Center is one of the leading hospitals, and provides
highly specialized services such
as trauma and burn care, as well as neurosurgery, eye care, vascular, rehabilitation,
(L) Emergency Room, Harborview Medical Center (R) The hospital is easily
accessible by Interstate 5.
(L) No pet and smoking in the Harborview Medical Venter (M) A floor directory
of hospital (R) A lounge of Medical Center
(L) A various clinic is open for a patient at each floor. (R) Exterior
of the Harborview Medical Venter
Harborview Medical Venter is a non-smoking campus.
Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world
Seattle, US National Parks and San Francisco
Seattle 01 Seattle 02 Amtrak to Glacier National Park Glacier National Park Grand Teton National Parks
Yellowstone National Park 01 Yellowstone National Park 02 Smoking ban in National Parks San Francisco 01
San Francisco 02 Hotels in San Francisco UCSF Medical Center
Smoking control in Midwestern US and at San Francisco
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The article was written in July 2012. All photographs, except for Sea port
of Seattle, were taken
in June 2012, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.