Posts Tagged With: pike market

Pier and Market Day.

It was supposed to be sunny on Saturday. If the fog and clouds weren’t hanging on I bet it would have been sunny! We do know how to make the most of a sunless day though.

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I rode the Ferris Wheel this past summer when it was sunny. You could see Mt. Rainier, the Space Needle and the Cascades. I can’t imagine a Ferris Wheel ride on a cloudy day would be super fun.

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Here’s the real reason for a trip to the Pier!

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Under the Ferris Wheel on Pier 57 there is a wonderful carousel! I do love me some carousels. My favorite one is the Grand Carousel at Knoebel’s Amusement Park in Pennsylvania. They have gorgeous hand-carved wooden horses, that I think are 100 years old. Even though the carousel horses in Seattle are fiberglass, they are gorgeous just the same.

I recently backed a project on Kickstarter to help restore the world’s only Cowboy and Indian Carousel.  The carousel is in Buffalo, Wyoming.  The project WAS funded!  Eric and I are planning to visit the carousel this summer on our drive back to Pennsylvania.

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We watched the carousel for a bit before deciding that we should ride it too.

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Giddy up!

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I love how gaudy the horses always are.

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There is a horse with similar armour at the Knoebel’s carousel. When I was a youngin’ I thought it looked like a seahorse. No seahorse…just some armour.

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Eric’s horse.

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My horse. Hello, Beautiful!

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I think Eric and I were the only adults on the carousel. I have no shame!

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I picked a wild horse for the ride!

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It actually wasn’t too busy around the Pier so we decided to head up to the market.

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And up through Post Alley.

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Post Alley is famous for this.

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Nasty wall.

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The market was oddly not busy. We were able to snap some film shots too! And…no people were in the shots. Sometimes you just want a humanless shot.

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I like the naked Trick or Treat kitty ladies.

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Market time.

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Cinnamon Works sells massive vegan cookies. Look how big they are! They also sell vegan muffins aaaaaannnd vegan cinnamon rolls! We couldn’t say no to a cinnamon roll.

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On the way back to the car, look who we saw walking down the tracks.

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Oh my goodness look at that cute little guy! You usually don’t see raccoons out during the day, but he really seemed like he knew what he was doing. He quickly and safely crossed the road and hopped in the water. I have a feeling he comes out during the day because he gets many sweets and goods from tourists. Pier and Market success for everyone!

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Out in the city.

Today was an exploration day in Seattle!  I took so many photos today.  I’m going to split the day up into a few blog posts because I know you don’t want to sit through a million photos in one post!

We had brunch at Wayward to start our day of fun!  I had my Diana Mini with me today for some black and white film experiments.  The Diana has not been functioning properly for a long time.  Eric examined it last night because I thought a part on the inside was broken or stuck.  No it was was not broken or stuck, but he thinks that I haven’t been advancing the film properly.  Sigh Diana, sigh.  I’m giving it one more shot!  Treat me well, Diana!

Other stops today included Pier 57, the carousel!, Post Alley, Pike Market and Carkeek Park.

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The new Ferris Wheel near Pier 57.

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Cinnamon Works at Pike Market sells cookies as big as dinner plates and huge cinnamon buns. We of course couldn’t say no to a cinnamon bun!

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This is the biggest shell I’ve ever found at Carkeek Park! No one was living in it so I brought it home with me. I think I might put a small plant in it. Good finds and a good day!

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Saturday eats.

Today Eric and I went to Wayward Vegan Cafe for some lunch!

We decided that we needed more food so we drove down to the market.

The market was super busy today! It was also super cloudy and very “Seattle” today.

And this is was the reason for going to the market…vegan cinnamon rolls. Look how big that thing is!

Outside of the market I spotted this lamp. Hang on sir!

There’s a gum wall near the market. Hey cute little raccoon!

Pretty sick, no?

When we came home this afternoon I decided to bake some chocolate chip banana bread…since I didn’t eat enough sweets today!…and I made some tea. I bought a vintage tea kettle yesterday at the thrift store. Super cute!

And the finished chocolate chip banana bread! This actually doesn’t taste very banana…y. Happy Saturday! What did you do today?

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Seattle food and fun!

I've been wanting to go downtown for a few months now and visit Pike Place Market again. Today we finally did that! It was super cloudy today in true Seattle fashion.

The reason I wanted to go to the market was because of the amazing vegan cinnamon rolls!  These are huge!

We stumbled upon the gum wall in Post Alley near the market! We've lived in and near Seattle for a little over three years and this is the first time we've seen the wall.

It's a little gross, right?

We found some warmth in the market and sat down in old theater chairs to nom upon the sugary vegan goodness!

One of our favorite Seattle stores is Uwajimaya in the International District. Look at all of those fabulous sauces!

I'm not really sure what this is, but it's super cute!

Uwajimaya sells more ramen than you could ever eat!

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I spotted this treasure downtown! Yarn bombed trees!

Eric did some record shopping at Silver Platters as well. He found a few Duran Duran records that he somehow didn't have.

After the exciting Duran Duran find we hopped over to Bamboo Garden Vegetarian Cuisine. Bamboo Garden is a vegan Chinese restaurant!

Bamboo Garden always cuts their carrots into adorable shapes! We've also seen bunny and shrimp shapes.

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