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Pike Place Market

After hanging out at the Broadway Farmer’s Market yesterday, I turned right on Pike Street and walked the short mile to my other official “home” market: Pike Place Market.

Pike Place Market in Downtown Seattle

Pike Place Market in Downtown Seattle

Pike Place Market Sign

Pike Place Market Sign

Pike Place Market in Downtown Seattle

Pike Place Market in Downtown Seattle

Pike Place Market - Rachel the Pig

Pike Place Market - Rachel the Pig

Pike Place Market - Pigeon Cruising the Market on Foot

Pike Place Market - Pigeon Cruising the Market on Foot

Pike Place Market - Rachel the Pig

Pike Place Market - Rachel the Pig

Yesterday, Pike Place was hopping. It was Mother’s Day and “Flower Fest” was in full bloom (corny pun intended), and it was hard to look anywhere without seeing folks carrying bouquets of fresh flowers.

Mother's Day and Flower Fest at Pike Place Market

Mother's Day and Flower Fest at Pike Place Market

Mother's Day and Flower Fest at Pike Place Market

Mother's Day and Flower Fest at Pike Place Market

Mother's Day and Flower Fest at Pike Place Market

Mother's Day and Flower Fest at Pike Place Market

Mother's Day at Pike Place Market

Mother's Day at Pike Place Market

Mother's Day at Pike Place Market

Mother's Day at Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market on Mother's Day and Flower Fest

Pike Place Market on Mother's Day and Flower Fest

Pike Place Market Fresh Produce

Pike Place Market Fresh Produce

Pike Place Market Fresh Seafood

Pike Place Market Fresh Seafood

Pike Place Market Shoppers

Pike Place Market Shoppers

Inside the market, people were loading up on fresh fish and produce, and the nearby Victor Steinbrueck Park was full of people laying out and enjoying the scenery.

Victor Steinbrueck Park Sign

Victor Steinbrueck Park Sign

Clowns in Victor Steinbrueck Park

Clowns in Victor Steinbrueck Park

Hanging Out in Victor Steinbrueck Park

Hanging Out in Victor Steinbrueck Park

Of all of the places that I go to in Seattle, Pike Place Market is probably my most frequented destination. I average 4-5 visits per week, and not a weekend goes by where I don’t drop by for at least half an hour to grab a quick bite and just mingle in the crowd. The fact that a scooter parking space is almost always open means that I can travel back and forth from my nerd cave to the market in literally under 2 minutes (traffic permitting).

Motorcycle Parking Spaces in Pike Place Market

Motorcycle Parking Spaces in Pike Place Market

On some days, I take my laptop to a large windowed room in back and work while overlooking the Puget Sound. This place truly is my second home. It’s the very essence of Seattle. The epicenter of the Pacific Northwest. There are few other places within 800 miles that are this consistently hustling and bustling, and the sights, sounds, and smells provide a continuous dose of stimulation to keep the mind sharp. Pike Place is also one of few Farmer’s Markets in the region that is open year-round.

Hanging Out at Pike Place Market with My Laptop

Hanging Out at Pike Place Market with My Laptop

Back Room with Seating and Dining Area in Pike Place Market

Back Room with Seating and Dining Area in Pike Place Market

After grabbing some food and hitting the park yesterday, I decided to do a video walk-through of the market, just to have in my collection.

It’s fairly representative of a spring crowd, although things really pick up in the summer.

Enjoy.

2 comments to Pike Place Market

  • trentmc

    This video looked great in full screen mode and 720p on my monitor. It was just like being there. That same spot gets overcrowded every time I go to the Market. Nice work!

  • Renee

    The fresh bouquets are some of the most beautiful I’ve seen, and you can’t beat the price. I love Pike Place Market.

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