While exploring in Seattle I decided on going solo for the afternoon. It was time to see Pike Place Market as it was only a few blocks from the hotel. From the pictures I had seen I was expecting a really lively market with a lot of fresh fish stalls, what I did get was close but not what I had pictured in my mind. It's still a busy and bustling place with more tourists than I would say locals, with some of the biggest fish I have ever come face to face with. A few steps further you are hit with beautiful and fragrant scents of freshly picked flowers with ladies busily arranging bouquets in assortments too pretty to walk away from.
Right behind the market there are stairs that lead to piers 57 to 59, where you will find pretty little benches for people-watching, foot paths beautifully lined with lamps and curved railings leading to Seattle's Aquarium. Here you will also find the Seattle Ferris wheel. You cannot miss it. Its no London Eye but nevertheless statuesque in its stance by the waterfront edge of Pier 57. Offering spectacular views of Seattle's Skyline, ships in drydock and the Olympic Mountains. For a closer look there are coin-operated telescopes on the side walks allowing you to zoom in on all that Seattle has to offer.
|These are so cool! People's names and DOB on the floor all over the market place.|