Pike Place Market

Early morning setup at the Pike Place Market

If you’ve ever been to Seattle, you’ve probably been to the Pike Place Market. The Market opened August 17, 1907, and is one of the oldest continually operated public farmers’ markets in the United States. It was nearly lost after Pearl Harbor when the local Japanese truck farmers (4/5ths of the merchants) who vended there were interned.

If you arrive early enough you can watch the vendors setting up their stalls. If I were to turn the camera 180*, you would see probably the most famous stall, the Pike Place Fish Market. This is where large salmon are thrown through the air from the ice bins to the men behind the counter to be cleaned and then thrown back. If you would like to see this, check out their live webcam feed: http://www.pikeplacefish.com/webcam.html

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