Monday, August 13, 2007

Famous Fish Mongers


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If you've shopped at Pike Place Market, you no doubt have passed Pike Place Fish, the seafood seller famous for the lively comedic floor show the staff puts on when someone makes a purchase. They make a lot of noise and literally throw fish through the air, much to the delight of the tourist crowd that gathers around. This vendor is directly in front of Rachel the life size bronze piggy bank. There are other fish vendors at the market with lower prices, but these guys have an edge on the entertainment factor. Each is suited up in a gray tee shirt and Grundon's seaman's orange rubber coveralls, suspenders and rubber boots.

So, what's the price of fesh halibut at your local fish market?

10 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

It is those kinds of things that makes life interesting. I think so. Nice in black and white too.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

joy said...

They were wonderful! I like this photo. The B&W effect is appropriate. I miss that marketplace!

joy
Norwich Daily Photo

Jilly said...

Market traders are the best! Good fresh food and characters with it. Loved yesterday's pic too.

Fredrik Ekblad said...

Love it! Black and white is so powerful in this kind of situations. Also have to congratulate you to the fantastic skyline picture above. Today I show ours.

riniroo said...

What a moment in time! Thanks for the perfect shot.

kgaab said...

Thanks for the comment Kim. La Quinta sits in the Coachella Valley about 30 minutes east of Palm Springs. You can glom it in with Palm Desert, Indian Wells and Rancho Mirage as those cities are only a few miles away. Beautiful city shot!

Paul said...

Wow Kim, I wish I'd taken a look at your blog earlier, you have some awesome shots. I really like today's one.

Thanks for stopping by our blog. You were quite observent - it was sunset and it was the east coast and, it was Durban :).

jb said...

An exceptionally good image, Kim.
Brought back memories, too - when I took on a new executive role in a past life, one of my team gave me "When fish fly". I must have understood the message, by all accounts...!
BTW The Rothhaas winery would appear to be in Birkweiler - only 100km from here

paola said...

Just wanted to say that I think your photos are getting better and better. Love the DOF on this one and the way you've caught the twinkle in his eye. GREAT candid shot.

• Eliane • said...

Love the expression on that guy. And look at those tats! Seems like an interesting dude. Great pic!