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.
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.
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.
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!