Tell me a Story: March 2016: Pike Place Market

      “Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times. I just shoot at what interests me at that moment” – Elliot Erwitt.

For a year a did this very thing.  Then in 2016, I decided not to do a 365.  I stopped carrying my camera every day.  I found I missed it at my side. In March we headed off to Seattle to meet up with my brother and his wife.  I debated what lens to take.  I knew that I was going to have to carry that backpack, plus lens everywhere I went.  I eventually settled on the Canon EF 70 – 300mm, the Lensbaby sweet 35, and a very last minute purchase, the Canon EF 24 – 135mm.  In hindsight my backpack would have been a lot lighter if I had left the Canon EF 70-300mm lens at home.  I hardly used it.

And so we walked the city of Seattle, and I lugged that heavy backpack where ever I went.  Today’s walk was through the Pike Place Market.  I had heard stories about it, and was ready for the singing fishermen and the fish tossing.  Somehow I never managed to capture it in a photo.

The Pike Place Market in Seattle, is vibrant, busy, colorful, fishy and a great place to meander through and look at the art work of various dealers.  Walk with me as I share a few of my impressions of the market.

This fishmarket area was the first place we came across.

Pike Place Market

The signing and fish tossing fishermen

Pike Place Market

Lobsters, a size I have never seen before.

Pike Place Fish Market

Yum – I could sure settle in for one of those for dinner.

Pike Place Market

Yikes

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

A creepy looking Monk Fish

Pike Place Market

Crabs all ready to be curried.

Foods in variety.

Pike Place Market

Various kinds of pasta

Different characters

Pike Place Market

An African Gray that pretended it was dead.

Pike Place Market

The rat man

101 Ways to Shoot: Musical Instraments: Taken at Pike Street Fish Market.

Music at Pike Place Market

Vibrant flowers

Tulips at the Pike Street Market.

Tulips at the Pike Street Market.

Pike Place Market

I loved the different flower arrangements

Pike Place Market

Places to eat

The Famous Gum Wall

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

The Gum Wall at Pike Place Market.

The Gum Wall at Pike Place Market.

The Gum Wall at Pike Place Market.

The Gum Wall at Pike Place Market.

The Gum Wall at Pike Place Market.

The Gum Wall at Pike Place Market.

The microbrewery

Looking down into a pub at Pike Place Market

Looking down into a pub at Pike Place Market

The Pike Place Brewing Company - microbrewery

The Pike Place Brewing Company – microbrewery

 

The Cement Lady

The Cement Lady

Last but not least the view of the Ferris Wheel from Pike Place Market

Ferris Wheel from Pike Place Market.

Ferris Wheel from Pike Place Market.

Cities in Color: Green: Seattle Ferris Wheel at Dusk.

Cities in Color: Green: Seattle Ferris Wheel at Dusk.

Thank you for joining me for this month’s Tell me a Story.  This is a circle blog.  Please take time to visit my friend  LUPJI Photography / Northern Virginia Photographer and see what he has for you this month.  Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month.  Leave a little love on their page as well.

If you want to see more of our trip to Seattle click here for the Chihuly Gardens.

If you are interested in seeing more of my photography take a look at my Facebook page or my Flickr Page.

18 Comments on “Tell me a Story: March 2016: Pike Place Market

  1. What a fun place to shoot! We have a market similar to this here in Cincinnati. I’ve only been there once. These shots make me want to return! thanks!

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