Push through the crowds


Pike Place Market can be a very crowded place during cruise ship season. The ships dock mid-week, and all of the passengers flood through the market all week. For many locals, this is an annoyance as it can create bottlenecks in their normal routes through the market.

I personally like tourist season, because it offers so many photographic possibilities. Sometimes the tourists are my photo subjects. Sometimes it’s the locals reacting to tourists.

I was standing on the corner of Pike and 1st waiting for the signal when I saw this elderly couple trying to make their way through the crowds. All they wanted to do was pick up some flowers and get out of the market. The man was somewhat annoyed with all of the tourists standing around and taking selfies with the market sign.

Pike Place Market. Seattle, WA. July 6, 2017. Fujifilm X100T.


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