From our hotel...it was all downhill to the waterfront...and a visit to the market.
...a table with a view on the top floor of the market. We ate at Lowell's...which claims to be the 'living room' of the market...and has been voted as having the 'best breakfast in Seattle' three years in a row. We wouldn't know what to compare it to...since we returned to the same spot again the next morning. Oh...and we sat t the same table and had the very same breakfast again. It doesn't take us long to get into a rut!
After breakfast we wandered down to the fish market...where fishmongers whip up enthusiasm among the crowds...and throw fish! A tourism channel was filming a promotional piece on the fish market just as we arrived...
...and so I captured it on 'film' to share with you. After the video clip was done...the reporter was left with a sizable piece of fresh salmon clinging to her hair. And when we met her at the market sometime later...she was wearing a red coat. Some jobs require a quick change!
Also at Pike Place Market is the original Starbucks...that opened it's doors in 1971. It looks much as it always has...and there is usually a musician playing outside the door. We went indoors and had coffee...and found musicians inside as well. A group of Sweet Adeline's were having their coffee fix for the morning...since they were fixing to sing the rest of the day. Forty-three choirs and seventy quartets descended on Seattle this week...for a five-day Sweet Adeline's International Convention at the Key Arena. We met many of the same gals time and again...they almost had me singing their songs by the time we parted ways.
And so ended our most enjoyable visit to the Pike Place Market.
Have a great weekend...