Who would’ve thought a city named Seattle would ever be hosting the 1962 World’s Fair. Its caught the attention from around the globe and was a huge stepping stone for this little city that could. It was a “defining moment” that pave the future of what Seattle could be and will be.
Today, there’s no slowing down. It’s become a huge melting pot immerse with a diverse culture, giant tech companies, James Beard award winning restaurants, local farming community, booming economy and a rising house market.
The important question is: Is Seattle, once a timber city, moving too fast?
Some are excited for this vast change and reaping the benefits. Others are concerned and want the city to stay small.
Either way, it’s a fact. Seattle has become………
BRIGHT COLORS, BIG CITY
We can’t change what this city was intended to be. It’s a bunch of weird people that’s obsessed with making something their best, when they set their mind to it!
Look at the world’s largest coffee chain company, the giant online shopping site, the Swedish family own department store and the airplane manufacturer. That’s just the tip of the ice berg.
Get ready, you haven’t seen nothing yet. GO Seattle!
Yes, I’m very proud of this amazing city!
What are your thoughts about the growth of Seattle?
All photos by Jason Tang
Let’s take a look back at the Monorail, a historical landmark that shifted peeps on off the train during the World’s Fair.
THE MONORAIL FUN FACTS….
- 2 million people ride the train each year
- It cost $0.50 per ride when it first opened in 1962.
- Fastest it goes 45 mph.
- The train starts every 10 minutes.
- There is one red train and one blue train. Guess which one I was on?
To find out more facts, watch this video.
ABOUT THE SHOOT:
We had two minutes to take photos inside the train, as that was the length of the ride. Jason made sure he didn’t take photos of the passengers and narrow down in on close angles. As soon as the passengers left the train, we had another two minutes to take wide angle photos (like the first photo on top). The conductor gave us a bit of extra time. But still we had to shoot super quick. The adrenaline was insane! It was complete NINJA style.
GET THIS LOOK:
To celebrate, I wore a 60’s inspired outfit with a mini skirt, printed scarf and round sunglasses. The look was balanced with a button down shirt to stay relevant. Adding a bright sunny yellow and aqua blue were the bright hues needed to reference back to the decade of explosive colors!