What will happen when a city built in a place where tides flooded twice a day? In a time having no toilet system, the tide pulls crap out all over the street and make the city stinky. And what would happen if this city were burnt down after a desperate fire but everyone survived? After the UNDERGROUND TOUR, I realized Seattle is just this kind of city.
Although it's UNDERGROUND we saw as a dark, humid and basement-like place, this is actually the real ground level( first floor) of the city where sunshine was used to be so bright everyday 100 years ago. The citizens decided to rebuilt the city in a higher level. What used to be the first floor now became the basement. People opened a new door on the original second floor if the building was survived from the Great Seattle Fire.
I was astonished by the fact that what I thought to be the ground is actually not ground. Everything is elevated. Every road is actually empty under it. It just made me feel so unreal.
And it reminded me that I felt so curious about why Chicago had a first-floor-like basement. Now it's obvious the same reason, the Great Chicago Fire.
In the afternoon, we visited the Pike Market. It's really a fascinated place. It's like Taiwan traditional market. There is EVERYTHING in Pike Market like seafood, fruit, vegetable, old books, antiques, vendors of decorations and even entertaining people.
So, it's absolutely a nice place to look around.