July 17, 2007
Pike Place Market
We continue our tourist outing to Seattle's Pike Place Market. It's Seattle's version of Disneyland. Great views abound... high over the waterfront.
*Note the dramatic steep hillside upon which downtown Seattle is built. Scientists have recently discovered this is actually an earthquake escarpment, sitting directly over a fault line.
100 years old, the Market is a crowded jumble of shops with everything for sale. All overlooking the blue waters of Elliott Bay.
Fish... very fresh. Some still alive, in fact.
Flowers... 1,000's of bouquets. 1,000's of tourists as well.
And even Art! The painter was on hand, working on his next painting. I thought the paintings were darn good... if just a bit hurried.
In fact there are 100's of quaint & odd little shops that cover three or four levels... and onto Post Alley and beyond. You name it... and it's probably for sale somewhere around about.