Pike Place Market (Seattle, Washington state, USA)

Pike Place Market is called "The Soul of Seattle". Enthusiastic and optimistic sellers in Pike Place Market are the people who create new energies for Seattle. Taking inspirations from this market, Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul and John Christensen wrote “Fish! Philosophy”, one of best sellers on The New York Times's listand was translated into over 30 languages.

We aregoing to introduce Pike Place Market in Seattle, a beautiful and lively city in Washington State, the United States.

Pike PlaceMarket
Location: 1525 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Open: Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm
Sunday,11am to 5pm
Website: www.pikeplacemarket.org

Where are you going to visit in Seattle? Pike Place Market. This market provides an opportunity to "Meet the Producer".

Opened in 1907, Pike Place Market, the largest farmers market in Washington State, is an attractive place that you should go when visiting Seattle. The Market is comprised of nine acres and many historic buildings. Photo: Sonia - Việt Linh.

Pike Place Fish Market, where fresh seafood is easily found, is famous for its speciality and profession. Photo: Sonia - Việt Linh.

Traditionally, the employees in this store throw salmon or fish rather than passing them byhand. Photo: Sonia - Việt Linh.

Some salmon here are three feet long (close to 1 meter).
Photo: Sonia - Việt Linh.

All the salmon are wild. Photo: Sonia - Việt Linh.

Shrimp, lobster and crab. Photo: Sonia - Việt Linh.

Another seafood store. Photo: Sonia - Việt Linh.

"We clean your crabs free". Photo: Sonia - Việt Linh.

Seafood here always have affordable prices. Photo: Sonia - Việt Linh.

A nut store. Photo: Sonia - Việt Linh.

A vegetable store with variety kinds of potatoes and tomatoes. Photo: Sonia - Việt Linh.

Fresh fruits, vegetables and elephant garlic. Photo: Sonia - Việt Linh.

Fruits are regional. Photo: Sonia - Việt Linh.

Delicious honey. Photo: Sonia - Việt Linh.

The Northwest’s finest specialty foods with over 40 varieties of Woodring preserves, marmalades, chutneys and pickles. Photo: Sonia - Việt Linh.

A souvenirs’ store for visitors. Photo: Sonia - Việt Linh.

A "Busker" - a street performer. Photo: Sonia - Việt Linh.

Nowadays, Pike Place Market attracts over 10 million visitors a year. It is an indispensable part of Seattle and contributes to the city’s vitality.

© Sonia L.V. Viet Linh. Dec 22, 2010. Seattle, WA, USA

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