Wednesday, November 7, 2007

~PIKES PLACE MARKET~



I visited the famous Pike's Place Market in Seattle a couple weeks ago. Wanted to share some photos from there. The Market overlooks Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, Washington. It opened in 1907, is one of the oldest continually-operated public farmer's markets in the country and it covers nine acres.






This is only a part of the abundance of food at Pike's Place. There was much more than food also ... handicrafts of every sort - handmade clothes, sculptures, paintings, glassware, street performers...too much to see in the time we had there.




This was just as the fishmonger was letting go of a large fish that was to come flying over my head. I was so nervous that I didn't get the photo of it coming my way. A friend was ready to take a photo from the side and just as she snapped a man walked in front of her. You may have seen the flying fish on HGTV. It gave us quite a laugh.

11 comments:

Katherines Dream said...

Those a great photos Deborah,
I would love to visit Seattle. I am not keen to fly but have promised myself that I will visit Seattle oneday.
The market looks wonderful, I adore shell fish.
Lovely post.
Hugs,
XX

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful market! I have seen the fish tossing on Giada Delarentis...Everyday Italian..or her Weekend Travel Show. How lucky that is is near you!
Penny

Deborah said...

Thank you both for your lovely comments.

Penny, I'm a North Carolina girl, like you! I just visited Pike's Place in Washington State when I went with my husband on his business trip.

Hugs,
Deborah

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

oops!! I know you live in NC! What was I thinking?? Sorry :-)
Penny

regina barnett said...

Oh! I would love to go to that Famers Market. I love the fresh fruit and vegetables. So much better than the store bought ones.

Mary said...

I love visiting this market too Deborah, only one that surpasses it is Granville in Vancouver!!

I'm starting slowly to declutter - headed to the North Ral. Ministries Thrift shop again today with my second load this week! Went through dishes, glasses etc. last evening and have two boxes of stuff I can definitely live without- I think! Earlier load was clothes - OMG I have far too many clothes! It's tough deciding what one has loved and must lose - but I don't ever want to be faced with a house move and have to do it all then, if you know what I mean!

I plan to stop by SuzAnna's Holiday Open House this evening after picking up Bob at RDU. Are you interested - if so I should be there around 6:30 p.m. No, no, no - will try hard not to buy a thing, just visit with the gals and have a drink/nibble!!

Kelli said...

What a beautiful market! Everything looks so fresh and yummy!

Kelli

Zee said...

Hmmm, nothing like that here where I live...looks like markets in Brazil. Full, plenty of good stuff! I miss that!
Thanks for visiting my blog!!
Have a great weekend!

Kari & Kijsa said...

We have never been to Seattle...but your photographs make us wish we had! Thanks for the great post!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Pinkie Denise said...

Great pictures. Ohh I love seafood yummy! Enjoyed visiting your blog. Thanks for visiting ours and stop by again soon Pinkie Denise

Amy said...

oooh yum! Looks like my kind of market - are there plenty of bargains there?