Thursday, July 22, 2010

Closing Time


Closing Time
Photo & Text © 2010 Kim- Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved; no use, alteration, reproduction or republishing in any media.
I just liked this shot of a rather mundane scene. A vendor at Pike Place Market is finishing his closing time routine after a full day of serving the public. It is the height of Seattle's summer tourist season and that means a happy jumble of people from all over the world wandering through the colorful market. The Space Needle recently featured a flag that read "Tourism Matters," and it is certainly true.

8 comments:

Halcyon said...

A great view on this shop owner. Tourism is important. And Seattle is a very tourist-friendly place. I've never had trouble there. :D

lewi14 said...

Wonderful shot.

Small City Scenes said...

I like it. The Ordinary--what life is all about. MB

BTW: I never heard of the Love Lock stuff--I will have to look for locks or maybe add one of my own. MB

Chuck Pefley said...

I don't immediately recognize this shop ... bookstore "Down-Under"?

MB nailed it ... "Ordinary -- what life is all about" -:)

brattcat said...

You really capture the bone-weariness of end-of-day merchants everywhere. Nice work, Kim.

Smitten by Britain said...

So simple yet so interesting. I wonder? Is he counting the til? How much did he take in today? What are his plans for the evening?

Barb said...

There's a man deep in thought... wonder what he's thinking? Great shot!

Barb at Coronado Daily Photo

Louis la Vache said...

As someone who has spent most of his life in retail, «Louis» appreciates this shot very much! Great candid capture, Kim.