The space needle – Seattle.
Think flying saucers, think the Jetsens, think weird 50’s movies.
This structure, and the cool, cool monorail that links it to Downtown Seattle makes me think of the “The Gernsback Continuum” – a short story by William Gibson about a photographer who has been given the assignment of photographing old, futuristic architecture.
This architecture, although largely forgotten about by almost everyone, embodied for the generation that built it their concept of the future.
I suppose I kind of grew up in that future, as the house was full of science fiction, hard back, paper backs and old Amazing’s Analog’s, Galaxies and If’s – the sort of pulp (now of course classics) that the publisher and writer Hugo Gernsback, gave us during the early 20th century.
Is still strange to see that future right there in front of you though.