Andy had been looking forward to going to Pike Place Market since we booked our flights. If he had been able to he would have bought lots of fish I think! It is famous for fish throwing mongers which we just saw a little of before we left but there are good you tube videos to watch. When downstairs waiting for Andy in a badge and coin shop, I overheard a bit of a tour, where the guide was telling how the flower sellers used to be under the fish sellers. The fishy water from the stalls gradually rotted the floor boards, dripping onto the flower stalls. It was renovated in the forties and the problem sorted out! Now the fish and the flowers are on the top floor and other shops and cafés on the bottom floor. It is a very picturesque market. I especially liked all the signs. After Lynne asked if there are neon lighting courses I looked and found what looks like a good one which I am putting here for future reference. Maybe I will use on of my monthly two days off to do one. One of the things that blogging does is makes me look into things a little more than I would maybe do otherwise. Interesting history of the market here.
All bright and healthy. I especially like the multi-coloured potatoes.
I like dolls but even I find ventriloquist's dummies spooky! I have never seen them for sale anywhere before.
On the way back to the hotel we saw this pig van. It sells sausages unsurprisingly.