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The Northwest Folklife Festival 2013 Part 1

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Northwest Folklife Festival – Seattle, Washington, United States.

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This is going to be a multi-part series, mainly showing photos of the 2013 Northwest Folklife Festival that was held in Seattle Center (Space Needle).  The Northwest Forklife Festival has a long history in Seattle, the festival has been alive and well every memorial weekend since 1972.   It’s now 2013, and on this year memorial weekend, the Northwest Forklife Festival open to the many artist and the whole Seattle communities as it has been the many past memorial weekends.

This series is mainly showing you all the happenings at the Northwest Folklife Festival through the photos I took and less storytelling.  Well, I will let the photos do the storytelling this time, with just some brief descriptions on each photos.   Hope you will enjoy  :)

To learn more about the Folklife Festival and the organization that brings us this wonderful festival, please visit their website here:  Northwest Folklife.

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It’s memorial weekends and it’s the day of the very popular Folklife Festival, we figure all the streets and public parking around Space Needle should be all gone by now.  So we decided to park at Westlake Center, which is a shopping mall at the heart of Seattle downtown and take the monorail to get to Space Needle.  We figure this will beat fighting traffic and looking for parking spots around the ever so busy Space Needle and ended up spending the same amount of money for parking.   And save a lot of time and hassle in the process.

The Monorail only go back and forward between Westlake Center and Space Needle without any stops in between.  The whole trip last less than 3 minutes.  I know I was disappointed the first time I ride the monorail because I was hoping the ride was longer.  Despite the distance, it’s actually pretty fun riding the monorail, especially for the younger one.

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 Riders on the monorail seems to be more than usual, I wonder why…. oh I know, it must be the Folklife Festival!

It seems we are not the only smart people who know how to avoid the traffic and crowd.  The secret is out!

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 Keep them coming monorail!  Bring those people in, let’s have a blast at the festival!!

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A very nice day for the festival, the Folklife organizer luck out this time.  If I remember correctly, the festival last year was raining all the way through.

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 We see street performers right away after stepping out from the monorail.  The guy must be a pretty good multi-tasker!

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This guy will let his puppet do all the music playing instead.

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 He is rocking hard, can’t you tell?   :)

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It’s very rare to see large group of crowds congregating in one place in Seattle, the Folklife Festival is one exception.  This is still early in the day, more crowds will gather later on.

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Like all festivals and public events, kids are the one ripping all the benefit, they are sure to have a lot of fun in this festival.  Face painting is always a great way to start anything, no exception for her, she will be ready to delve full force into the festival right after the face painting is done.

/Lumaca Moderno

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2 comments on “The Northwest Folklife Festival 2013 Part 1

  1. Shana says:

    Looks like I’ll have to visit Washington State one of these days! I love the pics of the monorail! Happy exploring!

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