Seattle photos by Jill Maguire

Images and descriptions by Jill Maguire from her Seattle and Pike Place Market Flickr set.

photo © Jill Maguire

“When you’re standing next to a bunch of photographers… put the camera out of focus! That’s about the only way I could make this view unique. We were quickly losing light in the sky and I was CHILLY!”

photo © Jill Maguire

“Finally a sunny day in Seattle! I don’t think I’ve ever been at the market on a sunny morning. The reflections were incredible.”

photo © Jill Maguire

“Post Alley. One of my favorite places in Pike Place Market to shoot. It was POURING rain, which is great for reflections but I started worrying about the camera after awhile (it’s fine).”

photo © Jill Maguire

“Back to the Future. Long exposure of the monorail at Experience Music Project. This was for a class at Bellevue College–the assignment was to shoot an object 5 different ways such that the shots looked like 5 different photographers. After being invited to shoot at the Seattle Center by a friend, I thought my object would be the Space Needle, but when I got there I quickly realized that it would be tough to get 5 unique shots of the Space Needle from the base, so I turned around and shot the EMP instead. I had already mentally planned to emulate 5 different photographers, and for this shot I channeled Bryan Peterson and his book ‘Understanding Shutter Speed’.”

These images and others are available as fine art prints at Big Bean Photos on Etsy.

Seattle Municipal Archives – Seattle at Play

Broadway Playfield, circa 1910


photo by Seattle Municipal Archives

Divers at Green Lake beach, 1936


photo by Seattle Municipal Archives

People fishing on Green Lake, circa 1950s


photo by Seattle Municipal Archives

The Seattle Municipal Archives documents the history, development, and activities of the agencies and elected officials of the City of Seattle (including over 1.5 million photographic images). The Seattle Municipal Archives’ photostream make some of these images available in theme sets on Flickr.

Il Corvo Pasta

Il Corvo Pasta is located at 1501 Western Avenue, Suite 300 inside of Procopio Gelateria on the steps of Pike Place Market Hill Climb. They are open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch. Cash only!


photos by Mike Easton

“Ever since returning from my culinary studies in Italy years ago, I’ve had a passion for the craft of handmade pasta. I’ve always been amazed at the nuance of flour from different grains (farro, buckwheat, semolina, etc…)and the infinite textures and shapes that can be achieved with just rudimentary tools – the way they perfectly pare with seasonal ingredients and sauces, gives me my daily inspiration.”
-Mike Easton, Owner and Chef

10th Annual Pike Place Market Busker’s Festival

Craig Lay of Raw Corn performing at Pike Place Market.photo by canopic

The Pike Market Buskers Guild puts on the 10th Annual Pike Place Market Busker’s Festival Sunday September 18th 2011.

The Pike Place Market Busker Festival, the only festival produced entirely by buskers, is a one-day celebration of the Northwest’s finest street performers. It is a free event showcasing the many great street performers who call Pike Place home.

Claire and McKenzie performing in front of Left Bank Books.photo by canopic

Come enjoy a variety of talents (a cappella singers, balloon twisters, guitarists, mandolinists, magicians, trombonists, harmonica players, accordionists and erhu players) who bring their art into the street

This year’s Festival will feature over 35 buskers on three stages (two amplified stages on each end of Pike Place and one acoustic stage in Post Alley). Festival will be on Sunday September 18th from 11am to 5pm. The Pike Place Market Busker’s Festival is free and all ages.

South Stage North Stage Truck
11:00 Jobo Shanks Missakeans Fred
11:30 The Goria Darlings Norman Lawrence Nate h.
12:00 Morrison Boomer 2 Chord Terry Sleepy Joe
12:30 The Greg Spence Wolf Ban Yaacov D.A.G
1:00 The Smalltime String Band Dre Dave
1:30 Snake Suspenderz Gary Olinger Ayar
2:00 Mozo Tristan Mariied
2:30 Crow Quill Night Owls Acep Hale Carly
3:00 Baby Gramps The Dandy Vagabonds T-bone
3:30 The OMGs Lohan Greg Paul (w/Holly?)
4:00 Pickled OKra The Old Family Circus Evan Evanovich
4:30 Blvd. Park Erinn Peet-Lukes Julie
5:00 Artis the Spoonman

Alexandra Cousteau keynote speaker at “Salute to the Sound Gala & Auction”

Here’s your chance to hear Alexandra Cousteau and support Puget Soundkeeper Alliance. Alexandra is the founder of Blue Legacy, an initiative that works to help people understand and value their everyday relationship with water. Blue Legacy produces visual and interactive storytelling inspired by expeditions around the globe to engage people in conversations about the health, quality and quantity of our water resources.

photo © Blue Legacy


photos © Blue Legacy

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance is a team of dedicated staff and citizen volunteers whose mission is to stop pollution from entering Puget Sound.

While at the gala chow down on fresh local shellfish and savor an exclusive array of seafood. Bid on Silent and Live Auction items featuring local businesses and unique local experiences. Do this and help Puget Soundkeeper’s work to protect and preserve Puget Sound

Event will be held October 13, 2011 from 5pm to 9pm at the Fisher Pavilion-Seattle Center. Tickets are $100.00 ($104.49 w/service fee) and available through Brown Paper Tickets or calling (206) 297-7002

Stone Crow Design – eco-friendly fashion design

Jennifer Charkow, Owner and Head Designer founded Stone Crow to bring eco-friendly fashion to Seattle and beyond…

Parachute Dress


photos by Swae Photography

“At the age of 33, I feel a bit more seasoned and have more of a grasp of what I want to make available to my customers and the world. This has lead me down the road to working with organic, sustainable, vintage, dead stock and upcycling products. As well as working with mostly made in America products. This has become as important as showing people that all this can be done in a very fashionable and forward way.”
– Jennifer Charkow, Stone Crow Designs