Frankly I think gingerbread tastes like soap, but that didn’t stop me admiring the incredible gingerbread creations on display at the City Centre mall – apparently another Seattle holiday tradition.
The theme was ‘Scenes of the Northwest’ which meant we got a gingerbread Smith Tower
and Seattle townscape complete with holiday carousel, space needle, Starbucks, monorail and Mount Rainier.
The attention to detail was astonishing. Here are the vendors throwing fish in Pike Place Market
and yes that clock does work.
Santa’s sleigh above was moving round the Christmas tree.
Speaking of advent calendars, I am indebted to the Instant Hausfrau, who is putting together an ‘advent calendar’ of Seattle-based holiday activities. I am also indebted to her for posting a link today to a Flickr group of ‘crying santa photos’.