Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Where's It Wednesday—LXIV

Where in Seattle is this?

Somewhere in Seattle... but where?

Answer next week.

Details on the weekly Where's It Wednesday puzzle here.
Other weeks' puzzles here.
Answer to last week's puzzle, after the jump.

Last week's picture would have been much easier to figure if I had showed the same thing taken at night, or taken from an angle that, unlike the one I used, did not deliberately and confusingly overlap two sides of the sign:

Large 'E' sign atop Seattle's Edgewater Hotel

The picture is, as most locals can now readily see, the large neon letter 'E' atop the famous Edgewater Hotel on the Seattle Waterfront at Pier 67.

Seattle's Edgewater Hotel

The Edgewater is Seattle's only over-water luxury hotel on Puget Sound, and is an international landmark. Built in 1962 (ostensibly for the World's Fair) it was briefly named the Camelot. It's 234 rooms have hosted many music and entertainment celebrities, including:
The Beatles, Pearl Jam, The Village People, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Wings, Neil Young, Frank Zappa, Blondie, Jewel, David Bowie, Emmy Lou Harris, Iggy Pop, Jessica Simpson, Mel Tormé, REM, Rod Stewart, Willie Nelson, and more.
At one time the hotel advertised that guests could fish from their room windows, and even provided gear to do so. Not all guests behaved themselves, however, so the hotel quietly shelved the promotion.

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