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Seattle 1962-2012


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 arts buildings.



(L) A commemorative postage stamp 1962 (M) Monorail is cerebrating 50 golden years, 1962-2012
(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 June 2012.

(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.

シアトル万国博覧会は、1962年4月から10月までシアトルで開催された。シアトルのシンボルタワーである
スペースニードルはこのときに建てられた。24ヶ国が参加し、184日の会期中961万人が入場した。筆者が
最初にシアトルを訪れたのは夏の1962年7月であった。当時、最先端技術であったファックスの伝送実験の
壇上に呼ばれ、実験終了時に満場の観衆の拍手を浴び、穴があったら入りたい気持ちであった。今から丁度、
50年前の遠い思い出である。




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 value.
Cruise passengers were beyond 800,00 per annum, mainly for the 7-day Alaska cruise.


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 and 500 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
The price of Marlboro in Seattle is $7.99.

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

International comparison of cigarette prices and taxes
     2008-2017


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,
sleep-medicine and spine care.


(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



 US West Coast and National Parks 2012

Midwestern US and at 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


シアトル50年目の旅
「禁煙席ネット」 主宰 医学博士 宮本順伯
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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.



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Empire Builder-Railway Trip to Glacier National Parks



Special Note:
 Two South Kuril and two islands off Hokkaido are the own land of Japan.
 Smoke-free hotels in Japan
 Domestic travel in Japan
 Smoke-free should be the minimum standard for the host city in the Olympic.
 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.
 Tax saving's rental housing is mushrooming.


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