Wednesday, June 11, 2008

ABC Wednesday - U

U is for the ubiquitous umbrella. Since we've had so many dull, gray, rainy days lately, I didn't want to see one more shot of someone hiding from the raindrops under an umbrella. This photo taken in Pike Place Market on a sunny fall day is a happier use for umbrellas than we're having to employ now during this wintry spring. The colorful shade umbrellas are on the dining balcony of a Bolivian restaurant above Pike Place called the Copacabana Cafe. The Copa serves fair food for a fair price and has the best seats in the house for enjoying open-aired dining in the market with sweeping views across Elliott Bay to the Olympic Mountains. It has long been one of my favorite places to dine on a nice summer day and have a sip of wine with a hearty paella while watching the streams of people moving along the street below.
There is one more photo for U at Raf's Lagniappe.


There are many more U posts to be found on this ABC Wednesday over at Mrs. Nesbitt's Place.

22 comments:

ptowngirl said...

Excellent -- a beautiful, colorful display.

ptowngirl
HamptonRoadsDailyPhoto.com

Kim said...

I clicked on your thumbnail thinking, "What a fabulous shot! And, where in the world is he, cuz there ain't no sunshine to be had this week." Ah, Seattle in the fall. We love this restaurant, and I have ordered the Paella before (my dad was a fab cook and made paella a lot when I was a kid, so I always try it wherever I find it offered, just to see. . ." We love their balcony and view on warm sunny evenings. Glad you visit down here!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

CaBaCuRl said...

Such a great word...'ubiquitous', and a lovely colourful picture. As a 1st time visitor I too was wondering where on earth you are?

Picturing of Life said...

beautiful umbrellas...

Mine in here Thanks

Jerez said...

Oh! I love this!! I need to come visit! Beautiful, your blog is great!

Is the sun shining there? We have had very little sun here!

Jerez said...

Oh haha Should have read first!! THanks for being bright!

Small City Scenes said...

What a wonderful picture. I wish it was today. Bright and sunny. MB

babooshka said...

I see what you mean about the use of a certain u word. How wierd! Love the angle looking up toward the unbrellas. It's such a naturally colourful scene and just the photo to
brush away the blues.

RuneE said...

Nice to see them! We have had a long period with exceptionally nice weather, but now we are back no the "normal" umbrella.

My U is here.

Rambling Round said...

A very colorful and unique photo!

Kelly said...

Beautiful umbrellas! Great colors!

Louis la Vache said...

What a cheerful photo - the umbrellas and the colorful flowers!

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Dina said...

Your picture sure does convey a light and happy atmosphere. Sounds like a perfect place to sit and eat (says the one sitting in front of the laptop and eating dinner).

reader Wil said...

Lovely inviting place to sit and relax. The photo is very beautiful and colourful!

leslie said...

What a great shot! And I, too, am sick of UMBRELLAS for the rain. These parasol types are so much nicer! :D

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful colours! The flowers and the umbrellas are so bright and pretty. I love this.

Tash said...

I also thought of umbrellas for U -but couldn't find any interesting ones. You found one & made it a great photo too.

Petunia said...

Colourful umbrellas. Lovely post!

Neva said...

Quite a stunning display of umbrellas!
Lovely!
Mine is here.

mrsnesbitt said...

Photographs are great for cheering us up....sunshine in a cloudy day sounds good to me.

nonizamboni said...

Very inviting photo conjuring up Pike Place Market, Elliott Bay and a great meal. We've had way too much rain here too.
Also really enjoyed your lagniappe post and its personal definition. Another great photo.
Happy weekend!

Texas Travelers said...

Great job with the u's
Very colorful.
Troy