There is no doubt that the Pike Place Market is the centerpiece of the city, some say it is the “Soul of the City”. Every day we are at the market is a new experience. As a photographer, I am in total heaven from the time I arrive for the tours and the time afterward just feeling the pulse of the market and taking in the experience.
I started reading the book, “Soul of the City”, to help give a historical perspective during our tour. The book is full of great images and many of the building and common landmarks in these old images can still be seen. I love the richness of B&W images and it might be fun to shoot some photos at the same locations these were taken years ago.
Below are photos from the University of Washington Collection. I encourage you to check out the database of images, especially those by Asahel Curtis.