In August, Jonah’s cousin Sam came to visit us from Brooklyn along with his aunt and uncle. We of course had to make an obligatory stop at the Museum of Flight since that’s what young boys must do. They had a blast and daddy took lots of photos of the colorful planes so beautifully displayed. The Museum is really a glorified promotion for Boeing, but really who cares? Boeing is one of the major employers in the area and so naturally lots of Seattle residents are Boeing-and flying-fixated. Sam never got to see the Concorde as we got there too late to view it.
The Museum recently opened a new exhibition devoted to flying aces of World Wars I and II (see accompanying poster). While it lacks the spectacular natural light of the main exhibit hall, the displays are still extrarordinary and convey the heroism and tragically short lives lived by many of these pilots.
The last image in the display below is the William Seward statue in Volunteer Park, a tribute to the 1867 Alaska Purchase.