Beneath the streets tour (not really).


Another tour that D and I did in Seattle was the “Beneath the streets” tour. It was a tour designed to take us underground. Fairly straightforward.

Well, it was too straightforward. There wasn’t really much there to talk about. The gentleman who guided the tour was nice; it’s just that, really, there wasn’t much to talk about. The underground paths weren’t connected from block to block, at least not for long enough to be exciting. So, after walking for a block (if even that!) we reemerged to the surface, and then had to walk back underground. Some interesting historical facts were shared; but, I am guessing that one could do a quick search on Seattle’s underground history and get the same information in 5 minutes.

And the tour was more expensive than the coffee tour!!!

Above-ground was nicer, although during the tour, it started getting cloudy, and eventually, it rained:

Very randomly, there is a UPS garden in the middle of Seattle. This, the tour guide from Beneath the Streets told us. (And more info is here.)

In 1907, a young entrepreneur borrowed $100 from a friend and started the American Messenger Company in Seattle, Washington. Today you know that messenger service as the United Parcel Service (UPS), but a tiny waterfall park on the site of the company’s original location in Seattle remembers the shipping giant’s roots.

This garden was beautiful. It was raining a lot by the time we made a stop here. There is a roof here, so if you ever get caught in a shower in this area of Seattle, you could take shelter here 🙂

With all the real-time rain, the waterfall was quite impressive. As in, it could’ve been a meager urban “waterfall” thingy; but instead, with the rain, it really sounded like a wild active waterfall.