At the Market Place are some locals celebrities..... including Rachael the Pig the mascot of the Market place. The 550 fifty pound beast (a bronze cast piggy bank) was created by Georgia Gerber, a sculptor from Whidbey Island, Washington.
After following the bronze pig hoove prints we find her at the entrance of the Pike Place Market. It is said that if you rub Rachel's nose and donate money, that you're bound to find good luck. If you don't strike luck, well at least you're doing the community good, with all donations going to Pike Place Market Foundation to assist low-income locals.
Every fan of coffee has probably heard of Starbucks. We walked by the first Starbucks near the market..... I' not sure why, but people line up all day long to get a coffee from this first store.
A little street side music, a quick pose and we are on our way.
Check out the Bubble gum wall near the Pike Street Market in an alleyway Literally a wall covered in chewed gum, the site is located under the market and next to the Market Theatre's box office on what is called Lower Post Alley. Unlike some alleys, this one smells pleasant.....a fruity minty smell. This place is one that will stick in your memory.
Seattle is an eclectic city with something for everyone. Starbucks for the yuppified.....street music for the hippified and everything in between.
The Ferris Wheel on the waterfront is new since the last time I was in Seattle. We took a ride at sunset and enjoyed the city turning to sparkling twinkle lights as the light disappeared from the day.