Monday, May 11, 2009

Sunday at Pike Place Market

For Mother's Day my daughter and youngest son headed off to Pike Place Market for the day. With the sun shining it was a popular choice for many locals and tourists alike. We parked on Western Ave. and headed up Post Alley. As we were walking up the alley we noticed spots of color on one of the brick buildings (Market Theater) only to find upon closer inspection that it was gum! I know it sounds rather strange but it was truly a work of art! From intricate designs to actual names spelled out.....I marveled at the creativity!
We continued on to the market and had lunch at one of my all time favorite Seattle spots, Lowell's It's a great spot to sit and people watch (if you sit on the east side of the restaurant) or you can enjoy the beautiful view of the sound from the west. It's always a fun experience and the food is good too. From there we met up with my oldest son and his fiance' and continued through the market. We wandered through Sur la Table and on to Watson Kennedy, which just happens to be another one of my favorite stores. It's located in the courtyard of the Inn at the Market. We came home with a fresh dungeness crab and an afternoon of fun times in Seattle!


  1. I love the gun wall! Some of that may be MY gum.....great pics of it!

  2. I have never seen the gum wall - and now, this is onw my Holy Grail list of things to do - and I will drag Brandie to see it with me!