An hour at Pike Place Market

December 4, 2015

I drove mom down to Seattle for the weekend. She has an anesthesiology meeting she’d like to attend, and me? I like to get out of town.
Got to the Renaissance Hotel late afternoon and walked down to Pike Place Market.

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There’s that Sleepless in Seattle romance here…do you know what I mean?

The last rays of the sun were just filtering in, and so I sat and watched the sunset.

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And then I walked around the market.

Oh my goodness, the fish throwers are a funny bunch.

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And the fruit is so sumptuous.

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I really wanted to buy a handful of these beautiful chantrelles, a bit of chicken, a little cream, a pinch of salt and pepper. Oh what a yummy dinner that would make. Alas, there’s no kitchen in my hotel room.

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I walked on to a little cheese maker. Beecher’s artisan cheeses.

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I absolutely could not resist a small tub of cheese curds and a small wedge of their signature Flagship cheese. Now that I can have without a kitchen.

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Next stop was Lamplight books. No I can’t possibly walk past a secondhand book seller without going in.
I picked up three books: Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber, A Summer of Hummingbirds by Christopher Benfey, and Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir. They seem like good books to me. Anyone read any of them?

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It was already getting dark when I walked out of the market and I turned back to the hotel…

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…up the lovely, glowing streets of Seattle.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Marie Smith December 4, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Such a nice visit to the market. Thank you.

  • Reply kmcblackburn December 5, 2015 at 5:19 am

    Looks like a photographers dream!

  • Reply daryledelstein December 7, 2015 at 4:49 am

    i have Seattle (and Vancouver) on my must go list … you’re making me want to do it NOW …

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm December 11, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Beauriful images V .. How lovely Seattle looks. As for that cheese display! Yum .. I adore cheese. Bet it was delicious …
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