on February 22, 2013
"Are you experienced?" to quote Jimi Hendrix, Seattle's beloved son. Only in Seattle would you find such a spectacular and bizarre building, the Experience Music Project, designed by Frank Gehry. It's totally unconventional with curves where you would least expect, using colors and materials that are hard to describe. It stands in contrast to the statuesque Seattle Needle and a monorail that winds through it's space. The EMP is curious and worth a visit even if you don't journey inside. But if you do, you're in for another treat. There is a room dedicated to Jimi, filled with his old guitars, photos, albums, etc. Also a tower of guitars are assembled near the entry; something that exists no where else. Many of the exhibits are hands on for learning. Kids will have a great time there. I also enjoyed the photo gallery on one of the upper floors with photographs by famous photographers of rock musicians. Other features I recall were a giant screen with a spectacular light show near the entry and on the bottom floor is a Science Fiction museum that is a lot of fun. It's easy to spend a couple of hours here. Take the family and enjoy a museum like no other.
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