Monday, December 10, 2012

my adventures with flat stanley part 2

to continue my adventures with flat stanley i took him to the pike place market
the back drop is the seattle great wheel overlooking the elliot bay
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 it was recently constructed and in less than a year
it is also the largest ferris wheel built on the west coast at 175 feet tall!

pike place market is one of the eldest continually operated public farmer's market in the united states
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the market was particularly festive and had many christmas decorations throughout the area
there was even a woman dressed like an elf playing the flute
{ there are many characters here which just add vibrancy to the whole experience! }

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the market is a dangerous place...
you should never go there when you are hungry.
or you will be crawling all over the food like stanley was!
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tons of individual vendors work at pike place market and offer things i have never even seen before... like purple asparagus!
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stanley was also impressed with all the varieties of apples
i had to explain to him that the apple is the designated fruit of washington
washington also supplies the united states with 42% of the apples grown in the US

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here stanley is hanging out at pike place fish co.
this stand was made famous for throwing the fish after people have ordered it

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they also have lobster tails that are bigger than stanley!
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like any tourist, stanley wanted a picture with rachel the pig
this bronze sculpture was constructed as a piggy bank and actually modeled after a real pig named rachel.
the intention was to help raise money for low income and elderly residents of downtown seattle.
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so far the money deposited into the piggy bank has totaled over $100,000.
it is a popular seattle landmark and great for photo ops!

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thr market is a great example of all the diversity we have in the area
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they have great alley type- hole in the wall kinda establishements like sister's european sandwiches!
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 stanley was really tired and decided to take a nap on this peruvian woven textile
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though the market boasts fresh produce and quality food items, it also houses many stands of individual artists and craftsmans
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 i tried to convince stanley into buying the hello kitty bow tie, but he wasn't having it!
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but he did buy me some flowers. what a gentleman!
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we ended our tour of the market with a milk break and then headed on home.
stay tuned for more adventures!


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