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Photo Essay: Seattle’s Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market is a must-see destination for any visitor to Seattle – the market is a historic open-air market located in the heart of the city and is internationally recognized as one of the USA’s premier farmers’ markets.

It’s also a great place to take photographs so we took out our DSLR and here are the results:

Public Market Center

Flowers at Pike Place Market

Did you know that Pike Place Market is home to the original Starbucks Coffee store, located at 1912 Pike Place? Worth the visit for those coffee drinkers among us.

World's First Starbucks

Something you absolutely can’t miss while at Pike Place Market is the world famous Pike Place Fish.

Fish Market Fish Market 

Fish Market

You don’t need to buy anything here, just hang around until a customer orders a fish and that’s when the fun begins! Rather than passing them, the fishmongers at Pike Place Fish throw the ordered fish across the shopping area.

The customer in the photo below was lucky enough to be called up and participate in the famous fish toss herself.

Throwing Fish at Pike Place Market

Catching Fish at Pike Place Market

There’s a lot more to Pike Place Market than just fish and coffee – you’ll find plenty of beautiful flowers and fresh produce for sale right throughout the market.

Flowers for sale at Pike Place Market

Fresh Produce for sale at Pike Place Market

Lavender for sale at Pike Place Market

And of course, there are street performers to keep you entertained as you stroll along Pike Place.

Street Performer at Pike Place Market

Have you been to Pike Place Market before? What was your highlight?