Seattle, Pike Street Market by bus
From Seattle Fisherman’s Terminal, we followed instructions of how to take the Rapid Bus up to downtown and had a nice sunny afternoon downtown just noodling around. The weather was SO warm! Glorious! Picked up a few autumn duds for monsieur and trolled through Pike Street Market. It’s impressive to see these fabulous King crab legs when we’ve just been in the harbor with the big boats that fish them, the most dangerous fishing practice in the world. It’s been a long time since I’ve had King crab but we pull up local Dungeness and Rock crab all summer which is pretty darned sweet stuff too, even better in my opinion.
Climbed up to a nice little gallery up some stairs just opposite the Market. The Lisa Harris Gallery was showing some serene boats by Ann Morris made of twigs, feathers, papers suspended and floating in the air, many with nice red sold dots beside their details. Nice works on paper by Wendy Thon showed juicy birds, lush vegetation in a series called African Dreams.
Eventually bussed back to the Queen Anne District, quite shagged and enjoyed a nice glass of merlot at Ten Mercer, a cute little place created in space that used to be part of a big car parking lot. Here’s the same Ten Mercer interior scene shot with Hipstamatic and SlowShutter, another fun iPhone App that plays with long exposures.
Wandered up and found some of my favorite studio music; Philip Glass, Emmy Lou Harris, Sade and some Cirque de Soleil and Broadway soundtracks in a jam-packed music store Easy Street Records. I am still a fan of buying the real cd and then loading it to iTunes myself rather than downloading it so I am always pleased to find real music stores. This one was a mix of new and used.
Made it back to the boat at 10:20 after a delightful Indian dinner! We don’t have a fabulous Indian restaurant in our town so we love it when we’re near it. Long day! The next morning the light conditions were not as lovely as yesterday, water a bit rippled and weather cloudy but I spent an hour and a half doing ONLY the one huge dock to our south and got some nice things today too.
Here’s Crackerjack peeking out in the background.
Departed Fisherman’s about 11:30 and tootled around Lake Union for awhile including an hour’s walkabout, came across this old pinball machine and snapped it with Hipstamatic. Very cute floathouses and lots of marinas along the shores, nifty! Happily we were able to go back out through the small locks again and we said goodbye to our freshwater visit and tooted down to Elliot Bay Marina to welcome guests for a few days.