Pike Place Market
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Morning Hush

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Pike Place Market Arcade
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An eerily silent Arcade awaits the first of the permanent vendors.

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Pike Place Market crowd
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The stalls in the North Arcade are claimed each day at roll call—a number is assigned to each craftsperson based on seniority.

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Pike Place Market fishmonger
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In the Main Arcade, the first of the fishmongers starts laying out his wares around 4am each day.

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Pike Place Market flower vendor
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Signs of Life A flower vendor unloads his truck.

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Pike Place Market barista
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In the final moments before the crowds come, a barista at Le Panier bakery pulls his first latte of the day.

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Pike Place Market produce vendor
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Produce people in the Arcade put finishing touches on their displays.

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Pike Place Market tourists
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By 9 or 10am, the Arcade is full of sample-seeking tourists and Seattleites looking to get a jump on the day’s marketing.

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Pike Place Market family photo
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In Full Swing Locals looking for lunch steer clear of the area below the main Pike Place Market sign, a favorite photo-op spot.

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Pike Place Market Victor Steinbrueck Park
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They head instead to the lawn of Victor Steinbrueck Park, which on warm days becomes a patchwork of people seeking sun plus a spectacular view of Puget Sound.

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Pike Place MarketPike Place Market people buying flowers
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Inside the Arcade, shoppers line up to purchase peerless bouquets.

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Pike Place Market busker
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Buskers know that on busy afternoons, it’s the choicest spot to sing for your supper.

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Pike Place Fish at closing time
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The Night Market It’s too late to see a fish get tossed, but shoppers sometimes squeeze in final orders after Pike Place Fish has closed for the day.

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Pike Place Market night time
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Right about this time the happy hour crowd arrives.

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Pike Place Market nightlife cafe campagne
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Café Campagne and the Alibi Room are top revelry destinations from dusk through the wee hours.

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Pike Place Market nightlife alibi room
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Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market Arcade
Pike Place Market crowd
Pike Place Market fishmonger
Pike Place Market flower vendor
Pike Place Market barista
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Pike Place Market produce vendor
Pike Place Market tourists
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Pike Place Market Victor Steinbrueck Park
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Pike Place Fish at closing time
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