Gone To Pike Place Market

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"My wife and I just prefer Seattle. It's a beautiful city. Great setting. You open your front door in the morning and the air smells like pine and the sea, as opposed to bus exhaust."
--
Ron Reagan

We continued our adventures in Seattle by going to
Pike Place Market, one of the oldest public farmers markets in the country. The market was opened on August 17, 1907, and it's one of Seattle's most popular tourist destinations.
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Walking through the market is pretty slow going because you have to wade through crowds, but there are gorgeous displays of fresh food and flowers everywhere you look. It's a pretty impressive sight to see.
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The market overlooks
Elliott Bay, and the view is beautiful.
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On the far end of the market, the famous "Public Market Center" sign and clock is displayed as one of Seattle's great icons.
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Of course, no trip to Pike Place Market would be complete without a visit to the original
Starbucks (actually it's the second location because it moved from Western Avenue to 1912 Pike Place). A pretty fun bluegrass musician was playing out front while the lines went out the door.
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Pike Place Market is a very impressive outdoor market. There were moments when we walked through, and I thought, "This seems to go on forever." Despite this spot being very touristy, it was still really cool to experience the history and tradition that contributes to the unique personality of Seattle.
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