Sorry it took so long, but I’ve been busy since I got back. Better late than never.
I did my sight seeing on Saturday. The day started out a bit cloudy, but cleared up in the afternoon. It was a bit cool which I think thinned the tourists out some which was a blessing. I’m not a fan of big crowds.
The Hotel shuttle dropped me off downtown just up from the Pike Place Market…home of the low flying fish.
I wandered through there, bought a couple of souvenirs and stood at the Fish Market for a while, but didn’t get to see any fish thrown. Apparently that only happens when they make a sale and sales seemed a little slow that day.
After the market, I walked back toward the city center to catch the monorail to the Space Needle. The Occupy Seattle gaggle without a cause was occupying the park right across the street from the building that the monorail station is housed in.
The anti-capitalist message being portrayed there was quite a contrast with the small business people in the market, busily perpetrating the age old American Tradition that the protestors were so adamant was the root of all evil.
There was a pretty good representation of people sporting the “homeless” look, and a fair share of flat out strangeness, but there were a surprising (to me) number of older, normal looking people in attendance as well.
Are you sure it’s because we’re not paying attention? Or could it be because you’re not making any sense?
Apparently, these people think it just naturally belongs to everyone, no matter who put the effort into cultivating it. The story of the ant and the grasshopper comes to mind here.
I’ve got a bunch more pictures, but I think you get the idea.
With that, I’ll leave this off ’till a later time. My next stop was the Space needle and I’ve got a bunch of pictures from that too, but this post is already long enough.
Until next time…