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20 September 2009

Sunday Gallery - Pike Place Market in Seattle

Seagulls, fresh fish, flowers, fruit and crafts all crowd together at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. The day we visited a cruise ship had just released a couple football stadiums full of passengers and it was raining. Undaunted, we bumped and jostled our way through the vast collection of stalls.


seagull in flight taking cracker from hand

Pike Place Market in Seattle

We saw the fish throw, ate fresh roasted cashews, and bought a few souvenirs. Ric, the kind hearted gent that he is, paid a street hawker for an illegible poem. Mostly I was just amazed at the rows and rows of fresh flowers and the produce that melts in your mouth with juiciness.


fishmonger at Pike Place Market in Seattle

The market overlooks Elliott Bay in Seattle and opened August 17, 1907. It is one of the oldest continually operated public farmers' markets in the United States and remains one of Seattle's most popular tourist destinations. Built on the edge of a steep hill, it consists of several levels and features a variety of unique shops and attractions.


giant shoe museum at Pike Place Market in Seattle

Pike Place Market is definitely a destination not to be missed in any visit to Seattle. I highly recommend visiting and partaking of this unique cornucopia!



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35 comments:

  1. I definitely have Seattle as one of my top visiting destinations. The pictures of Pike Place Market tantalize the senses for sure. Have a great day.

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  2. We got to go to this market a few years ago, and enjoyed to so much. Seattle has a great feeling about it. Thanks for the wonderful pictures and for taking me back for another fun visit!

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  3. What a fantastic trip! Keep the photos coming!

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  4. Thank You for sharing your wonderful trip
    and photos with us! I would love to go to
    Seattle!

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  5. Ola, uma boa semana. Adorei a fotografia da ave comendo biscoito. Ficou genial. Ficou lindo...
    A natureza emana a presença da criação de Deus e Deus deu ao homem um instrumento a qual pode captar da sua criação. As lentes de uma máquina fotografica capta esse amor que existe na natureza.

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  6. Julie..you made it and it looks like it was lots of fun as well w a traditional rain for you. Great photos!

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  7. I really like the seagull photos. Very good!

    Jeff

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  8. I think I like the one of the grocer best.

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  9. Your pics are great. They made me feel like I was right there with you. Thank you for poppin' in and leaving a sweet comment on my blog.

    You have yourself one terrific week and God bless!!!

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  10. what a fabulous place! I would die to be around all that fresh produce. Great pics..especially the seagull in "food" flight

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  11. Hello,

    Once again!

    AMAZING!!!

    Best Regards from Canada
    Jose Luis Avila Herrera

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  12. I've been to this market. There's a very cute book store on the second floor. Loved the pigeon shot.

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  13. Hi,
    I love the bird photo! You did it once again!

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  14. Nice to see that seagulls around the world love their take away hehehe ours in Australia are very partial to fish and chips.

    Great pics, especially love the Giant Shoe Museum one : )

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  15. I was in your city in the early 1970s on my way to Victoria, BC. There was a fish market near the waterfront then and a fine place to eat but I no longer remember all of the details.

    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my Canon photography blog.

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  16. you make Seattle seem so exciting...on my list of places to see.

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  17. Nice pics! You make Seattle look like a place I would ike to visit.

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  18. wonderful shots julie! especially those seagull shots!
    i love pike place market! looks like you had a fabulous time! :)

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  19. This looks really fun - what a lot to see. Love the seagulls in action pinching your cookie!

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  20. Beautful pictures! I hope you enjoyed your trip! You really captured the feeling of Seattle in the photos. It really is a beautiful place to live, especially durring summer and fall...and there's not as much rain as most people think! :)

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  21. like the man's facial expression!

    From me to you, suejean =)

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  22. Great photos! You're making me want to jump in the car and head north 5 hours to Seattle!

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  24. Thanks Julie, for your comments on my blog. I am honoured for that You spent some of your valuable time.

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  25. Julie, you are such an inspiration. I am really trying hard but haven't been able to nail it. You clearly have a LOT of creative flair to take such awesome pictures. Well done!

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  26. awesome!!!!!!!!!! beautiful shots!!!!!!!

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  27. Hey Julie! Love the photos! I am trying to discover my inner photographer at the moment. Any suggestions?

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  28. Don't know how I missed this when you first posted it, but you've captured one of my favorite places in just the way that I experienced it!

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  29. A prof in my management class at Duquesne University showed us a video of Pike Place Market. We learned how management's trusting attitude toward employees helped transform their business and grow it toward the fun and productive atmosphere it is today! Thanks for capturing some of it through photos. Hopefully I can experience it someday!

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  30. I have only been to Pike Place Market via the internet but I will get there in person.I did discover Chukar Cherries at the market and have been ordering them via the mail for a couple years. What a great vacation. Thanks Julie

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  31. I'm just now looking at your vacations shots. I love them! So happy for you:)

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  32. Looks like a lot of fun! Wow never knew a seagull would take food like that! How cool!

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