Daily Photo & Video: Experience Music Project, No Fun Forest

Paul Allen built the Experience Music Project in 2000 at the Seattle Center. Right next to it was the Fun Forest, an amusement park dating back to the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962. The outdoor rides had gone by the time I took these photos in 2009, leaving an ugly gap in the middle of the Seattle Center, though the amusement arcade behind me was still open. Evidently some were temporarily replaced in 2010. The tide of creeping gentrification finally swept away the rude, crude, fun of the fair with the Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum in May, 2012. The video following the photo gallery is a reminder of more democratic times.

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