Seattle is an area known for a wide array of things. First of all Seattle is known as one of the most architecturally beautiful cities in the country, with most tourists and locals alike agreeing that the buildings and most of the place is beautiful. Also, the city is known for having terrible weather almost the entire year around. Typically, like much of the rest of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle has weather that is rainy and gray for most of the time. Also, apparently Seattle is famous for Seattle masonry contractor and Seattle chimney repair, which are supposed to be among some of the best in the country. The upcoming paragraphs will talk about other interesting contributions that Seattle has made to American and global culture in general.
Chances are, unless it is somehow against a religion somewhere or something, that almost every person in the country has used a computer at some point in time. Most likely, Seattle is to thank for that computer surprisingly. While not located right in Seattle, computer giant Microsoft headquarters are located in Redmond, Washington which is basically considered Seattle anyway. Microsoft makes most computer products on the market for consumers today and more recently have ventured into the realm of video gaming with the Xbox and the Xbox 360. In fact, Microsoft is probably responsible for more products on the market than most people know because in the mid 1990s they were broken up for being a monopoly, and the brands that used to be branches of Microsoft are now their own companies.
Another thing that Seattle is famous for is starting the grunge music trend in the early 1990s. Grunge music was a form of rock music and was largely inspired by punk, heavy metal and indie rock. Grunge is typically known for its angst filled or largely apathetic lyrics that seem melancholy and almost hopeless with life. Also, grunge musicians were usually known for their unkempt style and deadpan behavior while on stage, forgoing the crazy and energetic antics of the hair bands and mainstream rock of the previous decade. Some of the more famous grunge bands were groups such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam, who of course have inspired many other acts across the country since they stopped producing new music themselves.
Finally, Seattle is known for something that now exists in every suburb, city and possibly even rural area across the nation. This last thing, that Seattle is famous for is Starbucks coffee, which is currently the most popular brand of coffee in America. However, much like Microsoft, Starbucks has been in trouble recently for anti competitive practices from people who believe they’re becoming somewhat like a monopoly.
Seattle is widely considered one of the most interesting cities in America so next time you’re sitting around drinking your Starbucks coffee, messing around on Facebook with your laptop produced by Microsoft and listening to Nirvana songs you should take a little time and show some gratitude to the beautiful pacific Northwest.
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