the radar systems at fort lawton, where you can see the FAA radar here, used to run the nike anti-missile defense systems for the seattle area. the last gasp effort to defend against a nuclear strike.

this is the view from outside my apartment, and it makes me think about the apocalypse.

13 comments so far...

Brenda Anderson December 05, 2009, 11:06 PM
When we visited, we saw *no* mountains at all. So this view looks very new to me... and apocalyptic.
GustavoG December 05, 2009, 11:08 PM
I didn't know nike were in the anti-missile defense business.
Brenda Anderson December 05, 2009, 11:48 PM
Just do it!
striatic December 06, 2009, 01:05 AM
named after the same goddess.
striatic December 06, 2009, 01:38 AM
brenda - you visited on a cloudy day, i think. you may have been able to see everything here except the mountains.
Brenda Anderson December 06, 2009, 01:46 AM
We never saw any glimpse of mountains during our entire 4 day visit. 'Twas a tad disappointed and felt like we missed a bit of the Pacific Northwest experience in that respect.
striatic December 06, 2009, 04:15 AM
i'm sorry. they're really great.

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Criz December 06, 2009, 04:19 AM
For all the times I've been to Seattle, rare was the trip when I could see the mountains. But Gosh, when you can see them, they are spectacular.
striatic December 06, 2009, 07:47 AM
especially the volcanoes.
Brenda Anderson December 06, 2009, 09:05 PM
We did see a volcano from the airplane on our flight back to SF. :)
dotism December 07, 2009, 12:08 AM
My mother visited here two years ago and left not fully believing the two mountain ranges existed.

(She was actually in attendance for the 1962 World's Fair, up with the family from Oakland, though she was too young to remember if there were visible mountains or not...)

Brenda Anderson December 07, 2009, 12:23 AM
@dotism, yes, I had my doubts as well. :)
GustavoG December 07, 2009, 01:13 AM
The trick of course is to make the short trip to the mountain... and then doubt whether the city exists or not...

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