The Sheraton hotel downtown always hosts a gingerbread house competition. They are each designed by architectural firms, and have a theme. Here are a few of them! These pictures aren't exactly photographically wonderful, but I just wanted to capture the brilliance and beauty of these.
Here is the Star of Bethlehem in the middle, made entirely of candied sugar. To the left, is the non-vacant inn, and it's difficult to see but the right is the manger where Jesus was born.
Close-up of the inn. I love how the candied sugar was blown out into a globe.
Do you recognize all the Seattle sights? In particular, the Space Needle, ferry, Great Wheel, Big Bertha, and Underground.
This is the back side of it.
And a close up.
Under the Sea!
I like the sea turtle it's all built upon.
This is all a family tradition to go and visit these after school is out. It always was and still is so much fun!