One of the absolute joys of living downtown is the ability to indulge in daily trips to Pike Place Market for shopping, browsing and eating. I was there late yesterday afternoon shopping for dinner and went back early this morning for breakfast.
Early morning is for sure my favorite time of day to be at Pike Place. There is the scent of coffee in the air and this morning, to top the sensory overload, fresh lilacs for sale that infused the cool and drizzly morning air with one of my favorite scents anywhere.
There's the bustling of merchants preparing their stands and booths for the day ahead which is always a sight to behold. There's also the shops and produce stands around the market just opening up, getting ready for the onslaught of shoppers.
The fish just brought in was so fresh it seemed as if it was still flapping about on the iced tables and the fish guys around the corner already doing their thing for the tourists and the local children-- from nearby Spruce Street School-- that were parading about single file, jaws dropped in amazement at the flying fish and the not so quiet voices of the fish mongers.
The rest of this entry--written and posted last night (4/7/05)-- was accidentally removed earlier today (4/8/05) while trying to delete a Moblog post with bad coding and unwanted wireless provider advertisement that was posted on this blog--unbeknownst to me and much to my chagrin--while mobloging live from Café Dominique earlier this morning.
It is my hope that the regular readers of this blog managed to take a peek at it before it disappeared less than an hour ago. The only thing I could recover was the Picasa collage that was stored on my computer and the comments that Typepad kindly emails me notices of through Gmail.
A million thanks got out to Nicole of Delicious Days for salvaging the first four paragraphs of the essay (on her computers Firefox cache/tab) and emailing me to let me know. What a sweetie!
And thanks to those of you who read the post and were kind enough to share your own experiences and love for Pike Place Market and my beloved city of Seattle.