Monday, August 27, 2007

Seattle Part 1: The Seafood

I have taken an unintended hiatus from blogging lately, simply because I have not had much time to go adventuring with my camera in recent weeks. That all changed this weekend. We took a trip to Seattle, where there were many pictures to be taken. For starters, we toured around Seattle's world famous Pike Place market.

Needless to say, the massive farmer's market was photo heaven for me. I'll be posting a few photos from the trip over the next few days, but I'll start off with the sight that greeted us upon entering the market--seafood galore.

The massive salmon packed in ice were everywhere. Flying through the air sometimes, in fact; tossed by folks who had clearly invested years of practice to perfect their aim. It gave a whole new meaning to "catching fish."

All this seafood photography led to an irresistible craving, so although it was only 11:00 a.m. I dragged my husband to Emmet Watson's oyster bar for some "breakfast" oysters. Yum!

We did the tourist thing and tried to get a cappuccino from the very first Starbucks store ever, but their espresso machine was broken. Not so impressive.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

NYC Half Marathon

This morning, very early, I made my way up to Central Park to cheer on some friends and mentees from my marathon training group in the New York City Half Marathon. Not only were there thousands and thousands of runners, all manner of New Yorkers were up and about early for this exciting event.

It was well worth tramping through the bushes in Central Park, and racing from one subway stop to the next to get pictures of the runners at different stages throughout the race.

Still in a crowded pack, coming up on Mile 3 at West drive and 80th Street in the park:

The road littered with cups after the water station at 57th Street and 6th Avenue:

Making the turn onto 42nd Street in Times Square:

Team in Training runners coming into the home stretch at 16th Street and the West Side Highway. This is the spot where I wore my throat hoarse from cheering.

Go runners!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Hard to Miss

Someone got creative painting this doorway in Cobble Hill.
Gotta love it.