This is where Starbucks first began, opposite Seattle's Pike Street Market. There are always buskers outside, attracted by the crowds paying homage to an American icon.
The market is also an interesting place, especially the fish traders. When a buyer makes a large purchase they shout and throw the huge fish to each other. Doesn't sound much but it's quite spectacular.
Many years ago we had a wonderful meal in what was at that time the best restaurant in Seattle. As it was my last day we set out on a mission to find it again and although we didn't know it's name or even what street it's on by some miracle we found it. It's called
Palamino and is on the corner of Pike and 5th and it is still amazing.
Now I'm waiting to board my flight for the long journey home. Luckily I've been upgraded so I should get some sleep.
Home for two sleeps, then off to my next destination where I will enjoy some well earned sunshine