|postcard of Pike Place Market, Seattle. Postcrossing US-1038326|
|very nice stamps!|
Pike Place Market is a popular tourist spot I visited about 10 years ago during a trip to Washington state. I loved the Puget Sound islands. Many of the towns like Port Townsend were very old-world English, I thought. The scenery is fantastic everywhere in the bay. No, it didn't rain everyday, although quite often!
Pike Place Market, a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, opened August 17, 1907, and is one of the oldest continually operated public farmers' markets in the US.
I drank a lot of coffee while in Seattle and the surroundings. Seattle is supposedly Coffee Central in the USA and some say latte was born there in the 1970s. I had a lot of Seattle's Best Coffee, which was what my hotel served. It has a longer history than the better known, ubiquitous Starbucks, which in fact bought over Seattle's Best in 2003.
Another supposed Seattle invention: latte art, all that cute stuff that's done to the foam that tops the espresso. The makings of it:
|etching latte art [wikipedia]|
Have one on me...
|latte art photo [wikipedia]|
or make one yourself...
Here's a cute video on latte art. Live and learn!
Seattle's top 5 lattes
Nicely Poured Latte Art (Seattle) on flickr - lots of photos