Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA

Needing a break from working on French cathedral photos, we spent a day in Seattle.  The late afternoon lighting (3:30) that Dec. 29th was hard to resist as the sun finally re-emerged after nearly a week of dull grayness.  Seattle's historic Pike Place Market has many stalls, some which are fully indoors, some which are covered yet open to the elements, and others which branch off covered hallways recalling their more elaborate cousins in European cities.  These photos celebrate our overcoming the gloom of these short winter days, whether by enjoying electric lights, good food, entertainment or simply by reveling in the sunshine as it finally pierces the darkness after the winter solstice, which is so dramatically experienced in the north.

This improviser played most impressively in spite of using cloth gloves with fingertips left on.

Beecher's Handmade Cheese