Over the tree tops on the elevated sections, through the Capitol Hill tunnel, and there is the city looming ahead.
We got off at Westlake Center, the end of the line for now.
There are so many interesting shops in this area. Here you could watch cheese making from the sidewalk.
There's our target.
The original Starbucks is a favorite tourist stop. But they only sell coffee and souvenirs, no goodies.
The market flowers were glorious.
And the chili peppers were just as beautiful.
The balcony petunias were still looking good.
There were wonderful displays of vegetables, and vendors were offering up tastes of yummy fruits. The honey crisp apples were like candy.
We stopped at the old Market stalwart, the Athenian, for lunch.
We watched the ferry boats on Elliot Bay as we dined.
Tom had an oyster poorboy and yam fries.
I had the Athenian salad with sliced apple, blue cheese and hazelnuts.
No fish were flying today at Pike Place Fish, at least not when we stopped by.
I love natural wonders, like mountains and forests, but I also love the canyons and skyline of the city.
Hammering Man apparently had the day off. No hammering.
We enjoyed the Wyeth exhibit, and strolled through some galleries of amazing Native American and African traditional art. After looking through other galleries,we decided we liked old masters better than modern "installation" art.
And then we returned to the market area for a refreshment at one of the older Starbucks in Seattle, just across the street from the market entrance. We enjoyed lattes and goodies as we people watched.
With the convenience of the light rail, I'm thinking we are going to see a lot more of downtown Seattle. Today we didn't even make a dent in the exploring available.