June 2006: Seattle
5 Days in Seattle. What did I see? West side, Pike Street, the Financial District, U District, dog parks, sushi on conveyor belts, Arboretum & Japanese garden and the rarest thing of all: the sun. With a constant forecast up to the moment I got on the plane of 3 rain filled days, I was in for a treat. Almost no rain (just a sprinkle or two) and sunny for all 5 days.
Pike Street Market is tge place many have seen on TV, where fish get tossed like sandbags while seafood stands are yelling out they have the “freshest fish”, “we fillet free!” and “buy today and eat for breakfast tomorrow!”. The veggies are always fresh and displayed in a rainbow of brilliant color as they are misted by hand every few minutes to give an even fresher look -as if their aroma wasn’t enough. What else? Every corner has a musician, so you know what I took photos of. The Arboretum surprise, Seattle’s Japanese garden was lacking color with very little in bloom so I focused on the snowflake-unique stone lanterns they had throughout the park. I was left with a nice collection of shots that I can’t wait to print.
Outside of my mission to get a ton of fire hydrant photos I did get to see the skyline -a few times.
For the rest of the photos of the trip and some nice shots of the Japanese garden, check out the Washington set @ Flickr.