after brunch at Caffe Minnie's, Chris and I went shopping on 1st Avenue where I mostly spent time resisting impulses to drive myself into credit card debt. I made it through the afternoon with only one t-shirt.
the building next to the Seattle Art Museum is being torn apart from the inside with three giant orange cranes that spray water on the shell of the building before pulling pieces of walls down and into the center. Waiting at one store provided an excellent vantage point to occasionally check in on the destruction. Apparently building destruction is a huge tourist draw, as several clusters of people had gathered across the street and on the benches with cameras and children to take in the spectacle.