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        After exploring the amusement areas, I then came

across the Fisher Pavilion's South Fountain

Lawn, a lawn with cute rainbow flags on it and

the water shooting International Fountain.
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        According to the Seattle Center Website,

"
The International Fountain is a mainstay from

the [1961-1962] World’s Fair, but was

completely replaced and expanded in a $6.5

million project in 1995. As the centerpiece of the
broad open space and lawn, it has been transformed from its early days of hard iron nozzles and

surrounding sharp-edged, white rock. Now children can play in the fountain bowl and venture right up

to the smooth silver dome
" (Seattle Center - International Fountain).
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Next I came across the Kobe Bell Meditation

Garden where the Seattle Center Totem resides.
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Across the way I saw Paul Hourichi's The

Seattle Mural
, which is a "colored glass mural installed

in 1962 which serves as a backdrop for the

amphitheater stage located west of the Space Needle.

The size is 17' wide by 60' wide
"
(http://www.seattlecenter.com/images/media/pdf/Fountains&Gardens&Art.pdf).


According to the Seattle Center's

Website, "
the city of Kobe, Japan gave

the City of Seattle this gift in 1962 in honor

of the World's Fair. In 1961, the City of

Seattle gave Kobe a Native American

Totem Pole, which stands next to the

Kobe City Hall and serves as the symbol of the sister city relationship,

which began in 1957 -- Seattle's first sister city. In January 2002 the Bell

was rededicated with a Shinto repurification ceremony after renovation

work was completed on the frame and base of the structure
"

(
http://www.seattlecenter.com/images/media/pdf/Fountains&Gardens&Art.pdf).
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Next I came across the Fun Forest Amusement Park. The "Fun Forest Amusement

                                                  Park, with games and 19 rides for kids and thrill

                                                  seekers alike, is a playground for all ages. You

                                                  can get an adrenaline rush on our roller coaster,

                                                  attempt a prize-winning throw or enjoy the calliope of

                                                  the carousel. The Fun Forest also features the

                                                  Entertainment Pavilion, open daily year-round with

three rides, laser tag, mini-golf, prize games and a full video arcade
"

(
Seattle Center - Fun Forest).