One of my favorite places in Seattle is Pike Place Market. Every time I cross the cobblestone street towards the bright red famous sign, I feel a sense of excitement. As I walk through the main opening past the pig, I always pause to see if the fish market in front of me has a customer. If there is one, I know the show will begin shortly. The famous show where the workers call to one another in some language that I don't know or understand, and then a fish flys through the air. Once I have seen it, I continue my journey west towards beautiful fresh flowers, more fish stalls, stands of fruits and vegetables in every vibrant color of the rainbow, and then out the side door back out in the rain. I cross the next cobblestone street to my favorite hidden eatery for a small bowl of chowder to warm me up from the cold rain. After a hearty warm bite to eat, I continue my stroll. Briefly, I stop in front of Beechers to watch through the window as they make the most delicious tangy cheese I have ever had. I consider cheese a food group, so my word is good in this area. Beechers cheese is not to be missed. From Beechers I can hear the acapela quartet outside of the original Starbucks starting up another song for a small crowd. I wander down just in time to hear their rendition of "This Little Light of Mine". I decide to finish the day by grabbing a pumpkin vanilla frosted cookie from the bakery a few doors down. While I have just scratched the surface of all that can be experienced at this wonderful place, I hope to give a glimpse at what one of my favorite activities in Seattle would be.
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