There is this little attraction in Seattle called the Space Needle (if you want to learn more here is Needle's very own website!)
It was built in 1962 to be the crown jewel of the World's Fair.
It is as tall as 4 Statues of Liberty!
Its foundation is 9550 tons.
It can withstand winds up to 200 mph by bowing 1 inch for every 10mph! Thankfully this was not tested as I am extremely sensitive to motion and would have puked all over this lovely landmark.
Speaking of movement...the restaurant at the top spins 360 degrees around. It give you an amazing view of Seattle and Pudget Sound. It is also completely disconcerting. You see the outside of the building doesn't rotate, the middle doesn't rotate, just the part that is the seating area, the ring-shaped platform on which you eat.
So as you are sitting there eating your roasted fresh, with hazel nut oil, green beans the walls seem to be moving (although they are not, you are), as does all the scenery outside.
At first one can just ignore the walls...
Then your two children decided to lean on the walls trying to see how long it would take to fall over because as their bodies are stationary,their feet are rotating on the platform under them.
Completely mind blowing at 605 feet in the air...especially when you have issues anyway!
So much for lunch...
But the view was lovely.
And the ground under your feet when you get down has never felt so good.
Humans are not meant to eat high up in the air.
No, we should leave that to those creatures with wings.
And fewer phobias...