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Colors of Pike Place Market

colors of pike place market

What hits me first are the sounds of Pike Place Market. A constant hum of chatter of hawkers and gawkers. This is followed by the riot of colors that the eyes register even though the old worn out buildings have a muffled air and dispersed light somehow managing to find a way in. Flowers, fish, leather, paintings, scarves, vegetables in their vibrant raw beauty. Then comes the smells of fish (wrinkling nose here), coffee (freshly brewed in styrofoam cups), roses (and…

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celebrating music and life

Yesterday I chanced upon a sign that said Northwest Folklife Festival 2015. While America remembers  its war heroes, and there is a mad rush to get out of town for the three day long weekend,  right below the famous Seattle Space Needle, is a celebration of folk music, ethnic culture and its influence on contemporary arts and lifestyle . I have not been to the festival since the last 2 years, but the color, music and the bustling of life that I had witnessed…

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Get lost in its beauty

seattle downtown at night

Exactly three years ago I came to Seattle for the first time. What brought me here was the work, but what made me stay was its enthralling beauty. Till today whenever a cab driver asks me if I like the city I have a stadard response. With exuberance (which does not diminish in the slightest, however tiring my day might have been), I say.. “I love it. It is a very pretty city“. When Indi di started writing about Singapore…

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