Soul of a City
Pike Place Market: Soul of a City offers a glimpse of excitement few people will ever experience. In the quiet of early morning, its stalls and aisles are empty as it awaits the start of day; soon viewers will be able to glance at items from places far and wide. It’s an experience of wonder and beauty. As an authentic, working market, it will quickly burst into a busy site with deliveries coming and going.
There will be chefs in white coats shopping for ingredients, musicians performing on the sidewalks, shoppers laden with bags, and visitors from around the world taking in the sights and smells. The products sold at the market range from the low flying fish of the World Famous Pike Place Fish Market, to the beautiful array of exotic and colorful fruits and vegetables, the field of fresh and freeze dried flowers, the packaged nuts and dried berries, the crafts, art, incense, jewelry, etc. Pike Place Market is a Mecca for shoppers, because of the almost endless variety of offerings. You will come across everything from antiques to Asian imports; from hand-painted silk scarves to the paintings of Tim Robinson. There are fine handmade crafts, jewelry, and gifts, all mixed in with plenty of entertainment.
When visiting Seattle’s popular Pike Place Market, there is one place you’d better not miss—Pike Place Fish. Who could resist a hand tossed catch of the day? But beware; you might just get one to the head. Though the stench of fish isn’t exactly pleasurable, the experience of visiting Pike Place Fish is something you will never forget. If you place an order, be ready to “go long.” They will make you work for it. It’s all in good fun, though. Throwing these fresh caught fish is what made Pike Place Fish who they are today. Because of their friendly antics (and, of course, fresh fish) they have been written up in many magazine articles, travel books, and gourmet guides.
Visitors will enjoy meeting the other people of Pike Place...