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Seattleites lovingly call their home "The Emerald City" because the evergreen flora of the Northwest is everywhere. Blackberries in particular thrive here. The city was named after Seattle, chief of the Duwamish tribe, whose art and culture you can still admire today at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center. However, it is Boeing, which still manufactures its familiar passenger aircraft here today, that brought the city its global renown. Other world-famous companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Starbucks have their headquarters in Seattle as well. The city is situated between two bodies of water, the Pacific gateway of Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east.
Seattle's most famous landmark is the Space Needle, a futuristic tower built for the 1966 World's Fair. Museums and entertainment can be found all around the tower. Pike Place Market, one of the United States' oldest continuously operating marketplaces (since 1907), is well worth a visit. The fish market, where sellers perform signature feats of fish-throwing, is spectacular. Another unique area is the Pioneer Square historic district. There, after a fire in 1889, the streets were raised by as much as nine metres, consigning the lower parts of the buildings and the old streets to oblivion. Since their rediscovery in 1965, there have been guided tours of the forgotten district.
Seattle is also famous for its coffee culture. As it rains almost non-stop in the winter, Seattle has discovered and cultivated coffee as an antidote to seasonal depression. In other cities, hot dogs are sold from small carts, but in Seattle street vendors sell the best espresso available in the United States. It was with good reason that the Starbucks coffee chain started here. Seattle is shaped by dense forests and the gigantic volcano, Mount Rainier, visible from everywhere in the city. Mount St. Helens, which erupted powerfully in 1980, is also located in this area. As much of the city is located at the waterfront, many inhabitants built their houses on the water. These floating developments are now a tourist attraction in and of themselves. The very active night life, responsible for producing musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana, has done much to put Seattle on the popular culture map.