Watch the seaplanes land on Lake Union as you sip your morning coffee. Gaze at the iconic Space Needle from one of two decks in this spacious luxury townhome. Chefs kitchen boasts Sub-Zero, Viking and Bosch appliances. Laundry & ensuite bath for both bedrooms. Central A/C. Garage. Fenced patio/garden. Space off master bedroom could be office or nursery. Minutes to Amazon, freeways, UW, many restaurants. 2 blocks to Lake Union.
Another beautiful picture by Linda Aaron taken from my boat The Way Home and a great reminder of how lucky we are here on Lake Union. For those of you that don’t know, the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat (not too long ago listed for $2,500,000) is the one just above the blue kayak. Cascade Condominiums, where I live, is just above that. The buildings with the blue roofs. It’s an incredible place to live. I have a stunning penthouse listed there obviously with incredible Lake Union views for $699,000 (a far cry from $2.5M). If you’d like to know more about it, just click here: http://bit.ly/LauriesListings. Back to the SIS houseboat. During the movie it seemed to be a brownish tone, but they painted it a couple of years ago. I personally like the color it was. Also, I’ve heard that the exterior shots were taken at the houseboat but the interior shots were up in a home/condo on the south slope of Queen Anne. I always wondered how they got some of those views from the houseboat. That got me thinking…what other “artistic license” did they take with the movie. So here are some I had noticed but I’m sure I’ll hear more from you guys:
1) Westlake Ave N is not a two lane street with parking on both sides as shown when Annie pulls up.
2) You cannot get in a boat (like Sam and Jonah) and go from Lake Union to Alki without going through the locks. And somebody (Annie) could not watch said boat from a car all the way around to Alki Beach in West Seattle. (This is the one that really got me)
3) Loved the way it was sunny and beautiful out when Sam was on his way to Pike Place Market for lunch and then pouring down rain when he was coming home…oh, that’s right, this is Seattle…that happens all the time!
So, like I said, those are the ones I found. You may have more, let me know. Did you know that there are really people out there who watch movies just for the mistakes? They list them under continuity, factual error, revealing crew, etc. Here’s a link if you want to dig in that far: http://www.moviemistakes.com/film1174. Remember, I’m just looking for things that were wrong about the filming part in Seattle. The fact that in the final scene when Annie and Sam are leaving the observation deck of the Empire State Building towards the elevators, the New York skyline backdrop, which should have been been visble behind them, had already been taken down and the entire sound stage wall is seen beyond the observation deck railings is entirely different. I found that out on the link above.
So I’m finally home after a long, productive day. I’ve kicked my feet up, laptop in my lap (makes sense), looking across Lake Union at the fingers of fog on Capitol Hill and my doggie, Cuddles, is cuddled (makes sense too) up next to me. The only thing that’s different in this picture from last night is I’m a lot more comfortable thanks to a great session with Chad Duvall at Innerconnection Therapeutic Massage this afternoon. For about 4 or 5 weeks I’ve had a pain in my right shoulder. It’s been hard to use my right arm because of it. It made it difficult during one of the busiest times of taking friends out on The Way Home during all of the Christmas Boat Parades in December. But Chad knew just what to do to work that kink out of my shoulder (really the uppermost part of my arm). He focuses on deep tissue and sports massage. He can just do a nice, relaxing massage too!
When I started this blog I mentioned I wanted to emphasize the benefits of living/working around Lake Union by introducing you to different people/places/things to do around the lake. I’m sure there will be many over the years but Chad seems like a great place to start!