07 October 2011

Pikes Place Market

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Today I played tourist and explored my new home in the greater Seattle area.  The foodie in me made the first stop the most obvious: Pikes Place Market.  The fresh seafood, the kitschy shops, and the combination of tourists and locals intermingled was fun.

Perhaps my big shock being the small town girl, was the price of parking.  Even in Milwaukee I do not pay $5 an hour for public parking.  Despite the sticker shock, I was determined to enjoy the sights and smells of the famous market.

Of course there are the usual delights; THE FIRST STARBUCKS -- there seems to be one on every corner in Seattle -- the seafood folks who I remember from my Fish! seminar in college, street performers, petitioners looking for my signature, and a lingering smell of incense that I can still smell several hours later while I hang out at, you guessed it, a Starbucks. 

I have to snatch my internet somewhere while I still move in.

On a random side note, if there are any foodies in the Seattle area who want to meet up over coffee or introduce me to a wonderful local restaurant, let me know.  But just an FYI, I only hang out with fellow nerds since I have an inferiority complex that needs to be kept tabs on.

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12 comments:

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  2. Great photos! I love Pike Place Market, visited it for the first time last year. I miss the vibe of the place. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Great post and photos! Funny, as I sit here, I'm wearing a Pike's "Peak" t-shirt from college!

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  4. My mother-in-law was there last week and she said the same thing about a Starbucks being on every corner! Great pictures and I love the bouquet with the ornamental kale- so pretty!

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  5. We visited Pike Place Market years ago when we visited Seattle. Looks like it's still as great as always!

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  6. Oh I miss the days of living in Seattle and going to the market every weekend! Take full advantage of it every chance you get!
    If I was still living in Seattle, I'd definitely take you up on meeting up. I'm sure you'll find plenty of foodies to connect to in that city though.
    If you're looking for food around Pike Place Market, I remember thoroughly enjoying Copacabana. Its on the 2nd floor down the main street of the market and overlooks the area in your main photo, if I remember correctly. Delicious South American fare.
    Good luck in your new home!

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  7. Beautiful pictures and congrats on the move! You are going to love the west coast! I haven't been to Seattle in years and this is making me miss it!

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  8. A must-see for foodies who visit Seattle. Do they still make cheese in the store front windows?

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  9. GORGEOUS photos - very jealous of your new home!!

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  10. I love Pike Place Market and whenever I am in Seattle I have to be there. I always have clam chowder, visit the gumwall and walk aling the seawall.

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  11. As I current New York resident/Seattle ex-pat, I love Pikes Place and am jealous of your ability to visit!

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