A recent project had me snapping some shots with a wide lens around Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. I arrived relatively early but the market was already bustling. Businesses were rushing to prepare for commerce. Bakers were baking. Produce stands were sampling their wares to passersby. Shoppers and tourists happily shuffled the halls of the indoor market in search of artisan products or other treasures that might be found within some hidden nook of the public market. The historic halls still have life to them yet!
Outside of the comfort and safety of the market, the air was incredibly heavy with humidity. The sky threatened rain. The brisk wind reminded pedestrians that autumn is around the corner.
If you happen to be in the area, I highly recommend visiting Pike Place. Visit if only to experience a little piece of Seattle history and culture. (Guided tours are available) Experience the produce and flower stands. Experience the fish markets. Experience the baked goods and artisan crafts. Experience Seattle.
I’ve been trying to get out and explore a bit more. There is a lot to learn and appreciate about this area. I took an afternoon and walked about a bit of Fremont. In all honesty, I wish I had left earlier. the bus ride was a brutal hour and half! (yuck) But the adventure was worth it.
While at the bus stop, I took a photo of the sky to show how exceptionally clear the day was… at least when I began my journey.
Sometimes, I feel like a creeper.
Fremont certainly has a style all its own.
The beautiful weather attracted all sorts to come outside and play. The water and trail were quite active. I even spotted some local wildlife.
Even though I know I haven’t even scratched the surface, Fremont has to be one of my favorite neighborhoods, I think.
Gas Works Park was fun, too. I made it in time to see the crowd gathering atop the hill to usher out a glorious day; the break from the Seattle winter gloom.
It was refreshing to be able to shake off the winter blues for a while and surround myself with so many others just enjoying the same in their own ways.
We really had some great seat at last night’s Mariners game. Although the Mariners lost, we still had a great time.
Also- I disapprove of the Diamondbacks decision to change their team colors. This decision happened a few years ago, I guess. Also- Who signed off on calling the team “D-Backs”. Too similar to “d-Bags”.