The last stop on Day 2 of the Seattle Garden Bloggers' Fling was the Olympic Sculpture Park. However, I have no photos to show you -- no Calder Eagle, no Eye Benches, and no Neukom Vivarium. This is because I joined a group of Austin garden bloggers in taking a six-block detour to Pike Place Market.
Diana from Sharing Nature's Garden leads the pack as we make our way through the crowds at the outdoor stalls.
Inside, the market is just as crowded. Pike Place Market is huge, and offers something for everyone: art, clothing, food, crafts, jewelry, gifts and restaurants. You can do your banking, get your shoes shined, get your nails done and your hair styled, too.
Jenny from Rock Rose seems momentarily tempted by the wares of Moon Valley Bee and Botanical.
There were oodles of flower stands,
No visit to Pike Place Market is complete without visiting the world-famous Pike Place Fish Co.
Men tossing fresh seafood around never fail to draw a crowd. I believe this is Ryan Yokoyama catching Dungeness crabs being fired at him in rapid succession; I picked him out of the roster at the company's website.
The market was lots of fun -- definitely a must-see!
A lovely dinner at the Pink Door restaurant with gardening friends, new and old, ended the day. Such fun! And with this post, I'm halfway through my Seattle Fling tales. Two more days to go!
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