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(I decided to do a photo challenge instead of the post suggested for the day.)

The Eiffel Tower? Stonehenge? Your town’s sole traffic light? For this week’s photo challenge, blow us away with your take on the monumental.

I’m visiting my daughter’s town. I’ll let you guess where it is, but that shouldn’t be difficult for those in the U.S.A. These photos were taken in an area which is kid/family/tourist friendly; so much to see, hear, and do. The actual monument is last:

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The EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum, View 1, designed by Frank Gehry, using fabricated steel frame clad with shot crete and sheet metal panels. Gehry also designed the Guggenheim Museum in Spain.

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The building was made from 21,000 eccentrically shaped metal shingles cut by lasers guided by data generated directed from modeling software.

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The panels of the EMP Museum reflect the surroundings.

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Installation at entrance to park and museum area. Do they remind anyone of bamboo?

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Looking up at the monument built for the 1962 World’s Fair.

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The Space Needle in Seattle is the centerpiece of Seattle Center which includes the EMP Museums, gardens, a beautifully designed fountain for kids to run in, a food court, and other areas for community and family events.