Downtown Seattle

On Thursday Dear, Katie and I decided to spend the day in Downtown Seattle.


We thought it was high time to drag Dear far away from the Basement Project that he has been putting many hours into while he’s been in Washington.


He’s been working on upgrading some plumbing and electrical and structural issues. He is also doing some preventative water proofing.


This is the Hammering Man outside the Seattle Art Museum. I wanted to take a picture from this side so I could get the building in the background that looks like a roll-on deodorant. That’s the building where Dear worked for Immunex before Amgen bought them out.

Our first stop in Downtown Seattle was the Seattle Art Museum. Every first Thursday of the month you can visit the museum for free. We toured the regular exhibits and then headed south to Post Alley at the Pike Place Market to go to the Perennial Tea Room to buy some Earl Grey loose leaf tea.


For lunch we headed to Pioneer Square and parked and then walked a few blocks to Fado. Fado is a nice Irish Pub in Seattle. We enjoyed some Fish and Chips, Sheepherder’s Pie and some Lamb Popsicles. Of course someone had to order a Guinness while we were in Ireland an Irish Pub far, far away from Eire.


We discovered a beautiful waterfall right in the heart of Pioneer Square across the street from the Fire Station #1.



Seattle is home to the Utilikilt. We also have Native American Culture that permeates our environs. I would love to just walk around Downtown sometime and take photos of all the great architecture. The Pergola in the last square of this collage had to be rebuilt after a truck plowed into it and destroyed it a few years ago.


Before we headed home we stood in line for a very long time to get into Salumi. Salumi is Mario Batali’s father Armandino Batali’s Italian Restaurant and Deli in Pioneer Square. We wanted to buy a couple chubs of salami. We bought the Salumi Salami and the Finocchioni. They produce these artisan meats themselves and let me tell you if you are going to be bad and have fatty, salty, yummy salami this is the stuff you want!!

You can check out their website and even order online.

We clocked a good 9000 steps and rewarded ourselves as usual with lots of good food and drink. Hope your evening and Friday are wonderful. We’re headed to another wedding Friday night…

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17 thoughts on “Downtown Seattle

  1. Wow wow wow. You guys know how to get around Seattle! I work downtown just a couple of blocks from Pike Place Market (across from The Edgewater). I’ve been to the Market several times (I walk through there when I walk to work from the bus) but I don’t venture out too much from there. My husband is definitely a suburban kind of guy. We tend to stay holed up in our Renton highlands community and don’t set out for Seattle unless his friends invite us somewhere! I love downtown Seattle, though – I’d love to do some of the things you did! I’ll have to show my husband your blog!

  2. Hi Ellen,

    What a fun day you guys had!!! I love all the different pictures — but I have to say that salami was what caught my fancy! That just simply looks YUMMY!

    Have a fun wedding – I can’t wait to see the pictures

  3. Another wedding! Have a great time!

    I enjoyed your walk around Seattle. Good for you for getting 9,000 steps in. I haven’t seen that number on my pedometer since I was in England. The New Boy and his mom aren’t much into walking yet. Soon I hope.

  4. OH your photos are the reason why I KNOW I need to move up there (as I have told you!)
    When are you back down south? I am actually leaving on the 18th for a few days in Telluride ( i need another fix of the mountains)
    But we need to get together so I can hear all about Seattle!
    LOVELY shot. THank you for your visit to snap2days!

  5. This is going to sound completely bizarre, but I know Katie. She and I go to school together. How… odd… (I only saw this on the Dashboard, decided to click cause it was Seattle…)

  6. I left Seattle reluctantly, in 1986, to return to NY at the time. You made me miss it. 🙂 Thanks for the wonderful pictures. Someday I hope to leave Georgia and return to the place I considered my home.

  7. Seattle is great fun!

    Love those kilts for men….I actually saw a guy wearing one recently here….didn’t have the nerve to ask him if I could take a photo, but it would have made a good one. He had the same boots and socks as the model in your photo too. But long blond hair pulled back in a ponytail and no hat (too hot for hats here).

  8. I live in Vancouver, WA and LOVE Seattle 🙂 I obviously don’t get there as much as I would like to. I should do a blog like this about Portland. Downtown Vancouver isn’t very exciting – LOL.

  9. I’m a country girl but you make the city look very inviting – at least for a visit!!

    Kilts – we have a lot of them here too but they are all plaid!

    My dh and I went to Dairy Queen last night – I think it’s time to start wearing my pedometer again too! 🙂

    Have fun at your wedding!

  10. Oh how fun! Another plus for living in the Seattle area. I’m glad to see that dear took the time for a break from his “vacation projects” to play tourist. You live in such a special place.

  11. Hello Ellen B.,
    You’ve been busy again. Downtown Seattle looks like a lot of fun if if there are men walking about in Utilikilts that much more fun. I keep trying to get sweet hubby into a kilt and he just won’t budge… I just don’t get it.

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