Seattle Photos Of The Iconic Seattle Landmark And Public Market Pike Place Market

Seattle Washington was the most amazing place I have visited in the last 25 years. My wife and I have been to beaches, big cities, mountains, deserts, and islands. One of our must-see spots was the iconic Pike Place Market. For me, it doesn’t get any better than Seattle Washington, and the Pacific Northwest. Five stars is not a high enough rating for this part of North America.

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market is an interesting and eclectic public market frequented by locals and tourists.  We ended up returning daily to get donuts and other snacks.  As a photographer, I knew to approach the scene differently.  One day I went before the market opened and got photos of an empty market.  Another day I climbed several stories in a parking garage to get an aerial view.

To start, I have to say that I love trains, boats, planes, mountains, and water. Seattle has all of these things in Spades. First, I love Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier, prominent Seattle features. Second, are all the various train and light rail systems that traverse downtown Seattle. The third is the Washington State Ferry.

Lastly, on our final full day in Seattle, we took the Washington State Ferry from downtown Seattle to Bainbridge Island. The moment the ferry pulled away from the pier, I felt as if I was in a different world. The authentic vintage ferry was huge and beautiful. As we left the Seattle skyline and a Norwegian cruise ship in the distance, we approached Bainbridge Island. This island features a great little town, good restaurants, and local shopping. I highly recommend spending a day on the island.

Other Attractions We Loved To See

Other Seattle attractions we loved were the Space Needle, Sky View Observatory, Museum of Pop Culture, the Seattle Monorail, REI flagship store, and the Seattle Spheres of Amazon. In just one day we logged over 40,000 steps doing just some of these fun Seattle attractions. Growing up a fan of grunge music like Pearl Jam and Nirvana, I was in love with the Museum of Pop Culture’s two exhibits on the bands. The exhibits were extra powerful because the band was formed in and around Seattle.

I am a Dayton Ohio based travel photographer.

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