For over 25 years I lived on Capital Hill in Seattle; about a 25 minute walk from downtown where I worked. I would go to the Pike Place Market often after the tourists were gone but now I go maybe twice year. I really miss living on the hill; being able to walk to good restaurants, parks, fun events and downtown. This is the first time I actually took photos of things other than mountains, art or jewelry! I felt like a real tourist in my own town!
As a "tourist" I really didn't mind the crowd; I was there just to visit and wasn't trying to get anywhere or buy anything!
|One of my favorite shops; Tenzing Momo with the thick smell of incense.|
|Another colorful shop!|
Then down to the Wheel we went and discovered it was $13 for a twelve minute ride! Maybe we will try it when the tourists are gone!
Back up a bunch of stairs for a slice of pizza at DeLaurenti and through Westlake where we saw some street art. I think most people like the art but some said it is boring or gross. I thought it really added more interest to Westlake plus I just love painted trees!