Monday, March 24, 2008

Springtime in Seattle

Well I am in the mood for spring. How about you? I was just browsing through some old photos and came across some of the yummiest tulips that I photographed at Pike's Market a few years ago. These colors scream spring time. I’ll show you around Seattle a bit too!
Here are my girls a few years ago, just entering Pike's Market in downtown Seattle

This is what the outside main entrance looks like.

It is a most fascinating place to browse around in. The market has been here in this spot since 1907. The Pike Place Market is Seattle's number one tourist draw. Sandwiched between the waterfront and the main drag of First Avenue, this public farmers market has been a hub of waterfront activity since its first day of business, August 17, 1907, when 10,000 visitors overwhelmed vendors.

We are mostly going to hang out by the flower section of the market today.

There are many, many flower vendors and the competition is fierce.

Okay I am in spring heaven right here...sigh Now we will go take a little peek at the stinky fish market.

I must admit I have never seen one of these fish drop! But I am scared every time they throw these guys flying through the air.

Dahdah !
So let's check out one more famous landmark. This indeed is the very first orignal Starbucks!

Right across the street from the market. A lot of great people watching here.

It is a very colorful place in the city :>]

Girls getting their coffee's

Now for the hike back UP the hills of Seattle to our hotel. Nothing beats a sunny day in this city. Sun being a very special commodity on the west side of the state!

Hope you enjoyed the tour, and the eye candy of spring!


Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Loved the tour! That market is something else and your photographs of all those spring flowers...the tulips...just gorgeous!

The largest market of this type in my state just went belly up last year so I found myself having a little pang there for a minute. Glad that there are enough visitors in Seattle to keep such a fabulous spot going strong.

Does it go without saying that your daughters are beautiful, too? ;>

Knitting Mania said...

Amazing flowers and those colors!

The girlies really made the pics though ;)

Alice said...

How could you pick just one bouquet of those flowers! Our local farmer's market has been in the same building since 1888 and it is still the best place to find fresh fruit and veggies.

DeeDee said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful place to just hang out for a while soaking in all the beauty....From the looks of the smiles on the faces of your beautiful daughters..the day was perfect...Thank you for the wonderful tour....Dee Dee

Strider said...

Where was Dan?

CIELO said...

Those are great pictures! I love flowers, and spring fever has hit me hard this year... sadly, we are still expecting some more snow here-yuck!

Have a great day


Nadine said...

I love the market and the flowers are beautiful. The price is also great.

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Oh your girls are gorgeous and your baby is SO cute

and I'm happily drowning in flowers!!
Now I must get those blog photo tables to you right now!!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Sorry! your granddaughter

Pls email me so I have an email to send the photo templates to :-)

Barbara said...

Yes I did enjoy the tour. I enjoy pics of other places, it's like journeying around the world.
Market interesting. Have you seen my pics of our town open air market.
Your daughteres are lovely.
I just read that there are more Starbucks in London now than New York.
Thanks for your encouragement. I have just posted another chapter.

Anonymous said...

just found your blog and have bookmarked it. My husband Jim, son Jonathan and his sweet wife Jill and I are going to visit Seattle in April. I feel blessed to have found this blog and now at least know of ONE place that I will be sure to visit. What a blessing. XXXAnne in San Diego

Dee Light said...

I just love those Tulips!! Your girls are lovely, and oh that baby of yours, too cute!!!

Sara said...

Oh yes, the eye candy was scrumptious! Thanks for taking me back to wonderful flowers at Pike's. We were there last summer and the flowers were my favorite part....just gorgeous!

Jodie said...

Oh the flowers!! They're GORGEOUS!! It is my dream to go to an open flower market. I am completely romanced by them!! :)

PS - Your girls are beautiful! :)

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