Friday, January 5, 2018
Pikes Place Market
Pikes Place market is near the water. You can see it but its a bit of a walk. The market itself reminds me of those Souks described in books. The market places filled with little shops. I found used bookstores, record shops, shops with jade, candy, hand made items and a magic shop.
The magic shop had some great posters outside of it. Posters that looked as if they came from another time when they traveled with carnivals.
On the floor above the Japanese Commissary I found the Our Fabric Stash, a consignment shop for fabrics etc. I managed to get out without buying anything but it was close.
Over near the magic shop, I found a shop with information on the tallest man in the world who has since passed on. Into the wall, the shop had incorporated several viewing windows filled with giant shoes.
You know the ones you put a quarter in and the lights come on so you can see the items. It had a feel of something you'd see in the past when people's curiosity made them pay the money.
I read it and broke out in laughter because I've never seen anything like this before. It wasn't busy at that moment but I'm sure it does brisk business.
In case you are wondering, I did buy one thing while at the market. I purchased a bottle of Pomegranate Molasses, something I find it hard to find where I live.
I didn't get to see the whole market place. That will require a couple of days because its more of an area than a simple building. It is a huge tourist place down near the waterfront. I will be going back. Let me know what you think. I'd love to hear.