Seattle: Funky Fremont
Fremont may not be at the top of a tourist's must-do list, but it's easy to spend a day wandering its eclectic boutiques, independent bookstores, and - yes - touring a chocolate factory. Discover this neighborhood's bohemian attitude.

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Beware of Bridges

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With only a day to wander around Seattle, I was wondering if the slightly strange Seattle neighborhood of Fremont was worth a visit... until a friend told me about the giant troll statue under a bridge there. Sold!

The Aurora Bridge troll is the result of a 1989 local arts council competition. He's big--big enough to hold a (statue of a) Volkswagen Beetle in his hand. He seems safe enough, but, then again, I visited during daylight hours...

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