Archive for the 'Washington' Category

Museum of Flight

Filed under: Museums, Washington

The Museum of Flight is located in Seattle, Washington at Boeing Field.  The museum exists to acquire, preserve and exhibit historically significant air and space artifacts.  There are more than 150 aircraft and spacecraft on display as well as the “Red Barn”, Boeing’s first manufacturing facility.

Some of the aircraft on display include:

  • First prototype Boeing 747 Airliner
  • First presidential jet
  • British Airways Concorde number 214
  • a Caproni CA 20, the first fighter plane
  • LearAvia Lear Fan prototype
  • Albatross human-powered aircraft
  • one of five Aerocards

Related Photos from Flickr:

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Bill Gates’ House

Filed under: Celebrity Homes, Washington

Bill Gates’ House overlooks Lake Washington in Medina, Washington.  The house is 50,000 square feet on an over 5 acre lot.  It has 4 stories and contains 8 bathrooms.  Construction of the house took seven years.  The assessed tax value of the house is $125 million and it pays close to $1 million a year in property taxes.

Related Photos from Flickr:

The view of Bill Gates house from an airplaneCould you point the wayDSC_7086IMG_5259IMG_5255IMG_5260IMG_5257

Boeing Everett Factory

Filed under: Buildings, Business, Washington

The Boeing Everett factory is where the Boeing 747′s, 767′s, 777′s and 787 Dreamliners are built.  The factory is the largest building in the world by volume.  It is located at Paine Field in Everett, Washington.

Related Photos from Flickr:

Boeing B-47E (Stratojet) 51-17066 U.S.A.F.Boeing B-17F (Flying Fortress) 229782 U.S.A.F.Boeing 737-881 JA-77AN A.N.A.The Sun Hits the Boeing Paine Field Factory Doors of 14 Feb. 2014...The Boeing Paine Field Factory Doors on 14 Feb 2014...IMG_9659 Air Canada 787-8 C-GHPQ at KPAE.McDonnell Douglas MD-83 N836NK Falcon Air Express

Space Needle

Filed under: Attractions, Landmarks, Washington

The Space Needle is a tower located in Seattle, Washington.   It was built for the 1962 World’s Fair.  The Space Needle contains an observation deck which is located 520 feet above the ground and the SkyCity Restaurant at 500 feet.

Related Photos from Flickr:

Needle FallP1250009.jpgSpace NeedleSpace Needle, Seattle, Washington, USA, 20112014.06.04_47118Chihuly Garden and GlassSpace Needle Triptych