Wikipedia says it is the 33rd most visited tourist attraction in the world. Hard to believe… I could easily think of many much more touristic attractions.. But who knows 😉
The Market is built on the edge of a steep hill, so depending which street you will take when leaving the market, it will be easier or less easy to carry what you bought.
The entrance at the pic above is at the beginning of the Pike Place (one-way street).
Pike Place Market has several lower levels located below the main level. Each with a variety of shops such as small family-owned restaurants, antique dealers or comic book and collectible shops.
But for me the biggest fun was on the upper street level.
A true orgy of colours, smells, produces.. Clothes, handmade jewelry, fruits&veggies, flowers…
And fish… Plenty of fish and seafood…
The part I loved the most was the “Alaskan” products… I almost felt like in Alaska.. Almost makes the difference of course.
And for those who got hungry by looking at this food orgy, quite a few places offered either faster or slower food.
The one thing I did not manage to see, and which I highly regret, was the fish throwing…
Maybe next time!
And to finish, a few Pike Place Market facts:
– opened August 17, 1907,
– open 363 days a year,
– one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers’ markets in the United States,
– named after the central street
– a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, Washington, United States.
Now you know all 😉
Visit the Pike Place Market’s website here: http://pikeplacemarket.org/
Or in person – for sure for a much richer experience 🙂