Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Headbangers' theme is Symbols

One headbanger thought this would be a difficult theme. Not for me. In three weeks hanging out in the Seattle area for medical reasons, we've taken the opportunity for a few minor adventures. I took this shot from Seattle's new Big Wheel. (Which looks a bit like the London Eye in miniature, but hey, though a poor comparison it's still a good ride, even though the pods rock. )

For fifty years the Space Needle has been an iconic symbol of Seattle. Fifty years ago when it was being built it was probably scoffed at. But then, so was the Eiffel Tower in its construction days and likely any other construction that did not have particularly practical purpose.

The Space Needle roof was painted orange for its 50th  anniversary. I looked up the name of the color--"Galaxy Gold" in keeping with the futuristic theme of the 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair. The fair suggested lots of things we might be doing in the future, and amazingly, many of them which seemed like science fiction at the time are now fact, particularly in the realm of communications and information techonology. Such things as push button phones, you tube, and Skype come to mind.

Some no gos, though: flying to work in personal gyrocopters, domed cities for climate control, Jetson's style flying cars.

I wonder what symbols the other headbangers have chosen. You can check them out from the links in my sidebar.

4 comments:

imac said...

Like the Orange,Gold top, bet that shines well with the sun on it.
I did have another Header all ready to go, but last minute, flicking thru my photos, the 5 rings hit me, wow, of course, it has to be them.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Kathy: That does bring back some memories of our trip to the Pacific NW. We had lunch in the Space Needle. What a view, always changing.

Christopher Frost said...

It certainly looks like a spaceship, which is the idea I think, to promote the future.

I've not seen it in real life, but remembering seeing it almost every week in Frasier.

Lew said...

The Space Needle is certainly the choice for Seatle. Great header!