Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A visit to Pike Place Market - 2



As noted in yesterday's post, early Sunday morning we drove from Port Townsend to Bainbridge Island and caught the ferry to downtown Seattle for a visit to Pike Place Market. These two pix were taken as we approached the ferry docks on the Seattle waterfront. The top photo was a shot taken toward the southeast of cranes used for loading container ships at one of the Port of Seattle facilities. The bottom photo was a shot taken toward the north of waterfront businesses, apartments, condos, the Space Needle, and the Queen Anne neighborhood still shrouded in the morning fog.

13 comments:

babooshka said...

Pike Street Market was on BBC TV in the UK on sunday. Only for 5 mins walkround for a travel program. ith of these images are so tranquil, just so evocative of the area.

Small City Scenes said...

Two very nice pictures. I like the one of the extra large storks. LOL MB

KT said...

Ha-Ha. We sail by cranes that look just like the ones in your photo. We go by them on our trips out of Alameda, CA down the Oakland Estuary.
KT from napa daily photo

Olivier said...

deux beaux paysages, mais j'aime beaucoup la photo avec l'oiseau en vol.
two beautiful landscapes, but I love the picture with the bird in flight.

USelaine said...

They look like giant preying mantises!

RuneE said...

I enjoyed the first one with the silhouettes of the cranes so much that I almost felt the bird "got in the way"!

And I have been to the top of the "needle" in the second one...

alice said...

I'd really want to know the place where you live! I look to the map you've added, so many islands, so many nooks and crannies, by boat it must be a dream!
Love the wink on your first photo!

Bibi said...

Those cranes look like the creatures that walked across the desert in one of the Star Wars films... I'll bet that's where George Lucas got his inspiration!

Dragonstar said...

I love that first photo!

nonizamboni said...

Wonderful photos from Seattle! [Makes me homesick for the West.] I've been to the SAM and even got a souvenir parking ticket for parking in the wrong place. Best of all you caught the glorious sun out that day.
Thanks for sharing, as always.
Happy Wednesday!

Kelly said...

The cranes look like giant wading birds in the background!

Jim said...

I love that top picture.

Gwyn said...

Love the modern dinosaurs.;)